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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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Thinking of re-opening? Some advice for historical societies.

In Victoria, it is mooted that by 1 June galleries, museums and libraries will be able to re-open and we'll...
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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

  • St Kilda Historical Society activities

    May 31

    DIY Walks, a writing competition, fireside chats by Zoom, family history tutorials by Zoom and lots of podcasts - if you are conne...

  • Walking Port Melbourne

    May 31

    There are many ways, real and virtual, to reflect on Anzac Day in Port Melbourne. Explore our Port Melbourne First World War Cent...

  • 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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