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VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDS 2021 WINNERS

The headline event for History Month

We congratulate all the entrants, all the shortlisted and all the winners in the 2021 VCHA but we especially congratulate Alec Morgan, Tiriki Onus and Tom Zubrycki for their film Ablaze which won the Premier's History Award

Check out the VCHA 2021 winners here

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TALES FROM THE MACROBERTSON AIR RACES

Opens Thu 11 March 2021 - From 11 March to late September 2021

Curated by Noel Jackling, David Thompson and John McCulloch. To celebrate Victoria’s centenary in 1934, Macpherson Robertson sponsored a great air race from England to Melbourne. There were originally 20 entrants of which only 12 arrived in Melbourne. The British winning entrants took a whisker under 3 days, the last plane to arrive took some 4 months. This RHSV exhibition takes a close look at the entrants in the races (there were two races run concurrently – a speed race and a handicap race) including the Dutch entrant, the Uiver.

Upcoming Victorian History Events

  • Clan Winter-Irving Gathering

    October 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Clan Winter-Irving Gathering   Note! Due to current outbreak of COVID + border closures, event has been rescheduled for 2022 ...

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Remembering Melbourne + Melbourne Twenty Decades Bundle

CHRISTMAS BUNDLE Get both books for the special price of $50 What you get: Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960. by  Richard Broome, Richard Barnden, Don Gibb, Don Garden,...
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The Brilliant Boy Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent By Gideon Haigh

In a quiet Sydney street in 1937, a seven year-old immigrant boy drowned in a ditch that had filled with rain after being left unfenced by council workers. How...
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Vera Deakin and the Red Cross by Carole Woods

A beautiful hardcover book with a dust jacket and 66 images. Vera Deakin, daughter of Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, was motivated by imperial fervour during World War I to sidestep...
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