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SHORTLIST: VIC COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDS

The Minister for Government Services, Danny Pearson, today announced the shortlist for the 2020 Victorian Community History Awards. The full...
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Brainstorm History Month event ideas

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal and that is what the RHSV is doing - we are re-imagining...
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DRILL HALL CLOSED FROM TUE 4 AUG

Sunday 2 August 2020 With level 4 restrictions coming in to place tonight from 6pm we have decided that all...
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WHO GUARDS WORLD HERITAGE SITES?

The RHSV’s Heritage Committee has just made a submission to the Draft Heritage Management Plan for the Royal Exhibition Building and...
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OCTOBER IS HISTORY MONTH

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When you have an event upload it to www.historymonth.org.au . If you have any queries contact Jess on info@historymonth.org.au

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What's on at the RHSV

  • Using technology to bring life to stories from the past

    October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Shortlisted for this year’s Victorian Community History Awards, Misadventure in Little Lon is an AR Game that promises to sh...

  • Zoom events clinic

    October 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    This session is for people new to Zoom who’d like to know how to set up events (including AGMs) in Zoom Rosemary Cameron wil...

  • Emerging Historians 2020

    October 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

    To celebrate History Month join your friends and colleagues from the Professional Historians Association and RHSV to listen to em...

  • Cataloguing Clinic: Thu 29 Oct

    October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Calling all historical societies across Victoria. Our next Zoom online Cataloguing Clinic during History Month is the 29th of Octo...

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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

  • Clan Winter-Irving Gathering

    October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Note! Due to current outbreak of COVID + border closures, event has been rescheduled for 2021 This inaugural 1 day event (16/10/20...

Featured Books

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection by Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian...
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Albert ‘POMPEY’ Austin, 1846–1889: A Man Between Two Worlds By Roy Hay

Albert ‘POMPEY’ Austin, 1846–1889: A Man Between Two Worlds By Roy Hay follows in detail the life and times of  ‘Pompey’ Austin who endeavoured to exist in both a...
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ARADALE – The Making of a Haunted Asylum. By David Waldron, Sharn Waldron & Nathaniel Buchanan

First built in 1867, the remarkable Gothic structure of the former Ararat Lunatic Asylum, colloquially known as Aradale, has overlooked the regional town of Ararat for over 150 years. Throughout...
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