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SUCCESS: REJECTED BY VCAT!

Elisabeth Jackson, RHSV Vice President and member of the RHSV Heritage Committee reports on a successful heritage outcome opposing a...
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ONE MORE STEP IN THE BATTLE TO PRESERVE THE CULTURE OF QVM

On Friday 3 April the RHSV submitted two objections to Heritage Victoria regarding the relentless push to destroy the culture...
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DINING IN STYLE AT SPENCER STREET STATION

Cheryl Griffin has written another fascinating and evocative story on just one of the photos in our collection for the...
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HOLSWORTH LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS NOW OPEN

Closing date 31 July 2020 Grants of up to $2,000 are available for the publication of any specific or general...
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Melbourne's Twenty Decades

Great gift or addition to your library

With a stellar line-up of contributors and packed with evocative photos of Melbourne, our latest publication, Melbourne's Twenty Decades, takes us on a journey from pre-European times into Melbourne’s bright future.

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What's on at the RHSV

  • TAKE A WALK

    April 13

    If you are close to the city why not do a historical walk in the Flagstaff area? We have two self-guided walks on our website as p...

  • LISTEN TO A PODCAST

    April 13

    We have an extraordinary library of lectures given at the RHSV over many years available on our website. Please download and indul...

  • ZOOM History Bookclub: Truganini

    April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    We are thrilled that Professor Cassandra Pybus, author of our chosen book this month, Truganini, will be joining our book club for...

  • ZOOM History Bookclub: The Maddest Place on Earth

    May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    We are delighted that Jill Giese, author of The Maddest Place on Earth will be joining our bookclub for this discussion. The bookc...

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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

  • Our Chinese Community

    April 1 @ 11:00 am - July 30 @ 3:00 pm

    Please contact the organiser before attending this event in case it has been cancelled. Our Chinese Community Exhibition opens dai...

  • 53RD ANNUAL VINTAGE MACHINERY RALLY WARRACKNABEAL

    April 11 - April 12

    Please contact the organiser before attending this event as we suspect it has been cancelled. Working Vintage Tractors & Machi...

  • Launch of Mike Rosel’s ‘A Rat of Tobruk’

    April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk in 2021, Melbourne writer Mike Rosel has chosen many photographs from his fath...

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Waltzing Matilda Australia’s Accidental Anthem. A Forensic History by W. Benjamin Lindner.

Waltzing Matilda started as an accidental collaboration in outback Queensland in 1895 that caused the death of a seven-year relationship and went on to inspire a nation during World...
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