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A winter’s tale and a sailors’ home

Cheryl Griffin's wonderful riff on a simple photo of  a father and his children walking in Fitzroy Gardens under the...
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We most strongly protest the misguided government policy and demand the penalty on studying the Humanities is removed

Friday 19 June 2020 The Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the peak body for local and community history in Victoria...
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What to do with our statues and monuments?

What to do with our statues and monuments? A Policy Statement from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria 23 June...
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Queens Birthday Honours Congratuations

Heartfelt congratulations to our affiliated society member Helen Gobbi, of History Monash, who was awarded an OAM for service to...
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Melbourne's Twenty Decades

Great gift or addition to your library

With a stellar line-up of contributors and packed with evocative photos of Melbourne, our latest publication, Melbourne's Twenty Decades, takes us on a journey from pre-European times into Melbourne’s bright future.

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Waltzing Matilda Australia’s Accidental Anthem. A Forensic History by W. Benjamin Lindner.

Waltzing Matilda started as an accidental collaboration in outback Queensland in 1895 that caused the death of a seven-year relationship and went on to inspire a nation during World...
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