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PRESERVATION WIN FOR HISTORIC GOODS SHED

The Number 2 Goods Shed in Docklands, near Southern Cross Station is one of the most significant buildings in Victoria’s...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS

We were thrilled to see that a large number of people associated with history, community history and historical societies were...
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TROVE – AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

In mid-January Rosalie Triolo and I accompanied VCE Australian History teachers to some of our key national cultural institutions in...
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DREAMS SHATTERED OR FUTURE NIGHTMARE DEVOID OF HERITAGE AVOIDED?

An article in The Age on 14 Jan 23 was critical of Maribyrnong City Council's implementation of an interim heritage...
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VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARD WINNERS 2022

The 2022 Victorian Community History Awards were announced on Friday 21 October during History Month

The 2022 Victorian Community History Awards ceremony was held at the Arts Centre for the first time in two years! Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson said, “The projects recognised today share the stories of Victoria’s past, helping us to better understand the communities we live in and their rich historical heritage. Congratulations to all award-winners for their outstanding work, and whose efforts ensure that Victoria’s diverse history lives on for generations to come.” #VCHA2022

Check out all the winners and commended entries in the 2022 VCHA here

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WELL BUILT: SIMMIE & CO MASTER BUILDERS

From 1 Feb - 30 Jun 2023 -

Curated by Dr Andrew Kilsby. Simmie & Co was a prominent & pioneering building company in Melbourne (1924-1978) and in Canberra (1926-1969). The founders were three Victorian brothers – William, Jock & George. Discover their story of courage and a willingness to take a risk, of the beginning of the capital city of Australia and the workers, the unsung heroes, who made it all happen.

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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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