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What's on at the RHSV
- January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Before European settlers arrived in the Port Phillip district, a large wetland that lay between the Yarra River and the Moonee Pon...
- January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Victorian Collections, this hands-on workshop provides an introduction t...
- February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The RHSV and the Genealogical Society of Victoria are delighted to co-present this full-day seminar which will give participants a...
- February 15
The RHSV is offering a series of 6 linked workshops (three Saturdays over three months) which cover cataloguing and digitisation. ...
EXHIBITION - MAIN GALLERY
The Swamp Vanishes - 23 January 2020 - July 2020
Before European settlers arrived in the Port Phillip district, a large wetland that lay between the Yarra River and the Moonee Ponds Creek sustained the indigenous people and the cultural traditions of the Kulin nation. It was known by the new settlers as Batman’s Swamp, later West Melbourne Swamp. In less than 20 years that important wetland had been despoiled by European settlers, who turned into a receptacle for sewage and rubbish.
Upcoming Victorian History Events
- March 19 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 4:00 pm
Castlemaine Pioneers and Old Residents Association Inc is celebrating its 140th birthday this year in March with a 4 day exhibitio...
- March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone interested in history is welcome to attend the launch of St Kilda families: Memorials in Christ Church on Sunday 22 March...
- March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Glen Eira Historical Society is thrilled to kick off their 2020 Speaker Series with a talk by Dr Daryl Moran on his recent boo...