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TWO NEW ROLES AT THE RHSV

We have decided to split the Administration Officer's role into two parts: a full-time Administration role and a part-time (one...
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Scrapped newspapers were communities’ heart and soul, say historians

Caroline Webb had a great article in today's The Age (Fri 29 May) about the demise of local newspapers and...
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CONGRATULATIONS!

At our AGM on Tuesday 26 May 2020, the RHSV membership elected two new Fellows, Elisabeth Jackson and Dr Rosalie...
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AND THERE SHE WAS JUST A-RIDIN’ DOWN THE STREET

Before we all break into a chorus of  Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do click on the link below to read...
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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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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)

Upcoming Victorian History Events

  • A Legal Zoom into St Kilda Cemetery

    June 30

    Learn about some famous legal entities, including Sir Archibald and Alfred Deakin, former PM, and James Liddell Purves, an ardent ...

  • Clan Winter-Irving Gathering

    October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This inaugural 1 day event (17/10/2020) will provide an opportunity for descendants of the Winter’s, Winter-Irving’s and the I...

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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