Podcast of Dr Gary Presland’s launch of The Swamp Vanishes
RHSV applauds new history grants
What's on at the RHSV
- February 18 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison AO, Chair of the History Council of Victoria, will launch Dr Liz Rushen's book, John Marshall: S...
- February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Genealogical Society of Victoria offers RHSV members & friends an introduction to the resources and skills needed to immer...
- February 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Our RHSV History Writers' Group will meet monthly at the RHSV to peer-edit and share feedback with other writers of history.
- February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This is a VIP tour of Melbourne Observatory, formally acknowledged as a place of outstanding national scientific, architectural, h...
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
- February 17 @ 2:00 pm - February 18 @ 7:00 pm
A free conference celebrating the conclusion of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Archbishop Goold and his patro...
- February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In 2020, Melbourne retains the title of having the largest electric street tram system in the world. This presentation will look a...
- February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr Carolyn Rasmussen will be launching Fay Woodhouse's latest book, Gita: Melbourne’s First Yoga School – 65 years of history...