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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS WITH LIBRARY SKILLS

Librarian / Library Technician Jillian Hiscock, our Collections Manager, is always looking for volunteers with library skills and experience. She...
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URGENT: PUBLIC RECORDS ADVISORY COUNCIL TO BE ABOLISHED

PROV is facing more than just funding cuts at the moment. A bill was introduced into the Legislative Assembly this...
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FUNDING FOR VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDS & PROV’S LOCAL HISTORY GRANTS

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria has written to The Honourable Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Government Services regarding the faltering...
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SAVE THE DATE: 18 + 19 May 2024 FOR RHSV’s REGIONAL SEMINAR WEEKEND IN MORTLAKE

We are delighted that Mortlake & District Historical Society will be hosting our first regional seminar for 2024. We will...
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VICTORIAN COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all winners and to all commended entries

On Friday 2nd Feb all the historians gathered to the fray for the announcement and presentation of the Victorian Community HIstory Awards. There were 10 winners and many commended entries. Congratulations to Carmel McKenzie who was awarded the overall Premier's History Award

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GARRYOWEN'S MELBOURNE

Curated by Dr Liz Rushen. Designed by Marianna Berek-Lewis 5678 Design. From 13 July 2023 - March 2024 -

See Melbourne through Garryowen’s eyes – the people and places of early Melbourne. Garryowen’s Melbourne brings to life many of the characters and buildings in early Melbourne. The exhibition incorporates lively descriptions taken from Garryowen’s (Edmund Finn’s) Chronicles of Early Melbourne: historical, anecdotal and personal 1835 to 1852 published in 1888 set alongside images from the collection of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Upcoming Victorian History Events

  • Collective City Exhibition

    December 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

    Collective City showcases historic photographs of Melbourne from the state and federal government archives, alongside images repre...

  • Oral History Victoria Awards Showcase Event 2024

    March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Tuesday 5 March, 5-6pm, online via Zoom To celebrate the exceptional originality and quality of the entrants to the 2023 Oral Hist...

  • History Matters Series: Women of Ballarat 1838-1851

    March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Join us for this year’s International Women’s Day as Sovereign Hill Museums Association explores this year’s theme, Count He...

Featured Books

St Kilda 1841-1900: Movers and shakers and money-makers by Carmel McKenzie

The wealthiest suburb in nineteenth-century Melbourne, ‘Aristocratic St Kilda’ gloried in its reputation as a bastion of privilege and power. This captivating exposé ushers you into the exclusive cliques...
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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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Granville Stapylton: Australia Felix 1836, second in command to Major Mitchell. By Gregory C. Eccleston

Assistant Surveyor Granville Stapylton’s intimate journal, written while serving as Second-in-Command in Major Mitchell’s expedition in ‘Australia Felix’, in 1836, is here published as a faithful transcription from the...
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