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If you're usually tucked up in bed early on a Sunday night & missed our president, Richard Broome, chatting with...
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Cheryl Griffin visits a Melbourne Christmas circa 1930

In the latest edition of CBD News Cheryl Griffin uses a 1930 image from the RHSV collection of Little Bourke...
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Heritage Committee speaks against Melb City Council plans

In a busy month for the RHSV Heritage Committee they have continued the campaign to save the cultural heritage of...
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Launch speeches for Mallee Country and Melbourne’s Twenty Decades

Did you miss our two great launches? You can read the launch speeches here. Tom Griffiths launches Mallee Country: Land,...
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Melbourne's Twenty Decades

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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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Isaac Selby: Lecturer, Historian, Assassin! - 14 June 2019 - 20 December 2019

This exhibition presents the colourful life and times of Isaac Selby in his own words and pictures. Select the image to view the full exhibition details.

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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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