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DRILL HALL CLOSED FROM TUE 4 AUG

Sunday 2 August 2020 With level 4 restrictions coming in to place tonight from 6pm we have decided that all...
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WHO GUARDS WORLD HERITAGE SITES?

The RHSV’s Heritage Committee has just made a submission to the Draft Heritage Management Plan for the Royal Exhibition Building and...
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TRYING TO TOUCH THE SKY

Cheryl Griffin looks at an early 1950s Melbourne streetscape - more pointedly it is of the Commonwealth Bank Building at...
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RHSV makes a submission to Juukan Gorge Inquiry

22 July 2020 Read our submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the destruction of the 46,000-year-old caves at the Juukan...
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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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What's on at the RHSV

  • ZOOM CATALOGUING CLINIC

    August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Calling all historical societies across Victoria. Our inaugural clinic was very well attended with people zooming in from across V...

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STAY @ HOME FESTIVAL

JOIN US - FOR THE DURATION OF COVID19

The Stay @ Home Festival is a collection of activities for you and your family to engage in whilst we are all socially isolated. (click on the image)

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Featured Books

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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