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CHERYL GRIFFIN’S LATEST ARTICLE NOW AVAILABLE IN CBD NEWS

An elegant colossus reaches for the sky " Captured by amateur photographer Pierre Robin in early September 1959, this is...
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DON GIBB RHSV AUSTRALIAN HISTORY PRIZE 2024

Congratulations Ruby Louise Oosthuizen! The annual Don Gibb RHSV Australian History Prize is awarded to the La Trobe University student...
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WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEWS ABOUT THE 2024 VCHA

We hope to be able to make an announcement soon about the launch of the Victorian Community History Awards 2024....
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2023 AGM & SGM, TUESDAY 28 MAY 2024

We look forward to welcoming as many members as possible to the RHSV's Special General Meeting (SGM) and Annual General...
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HSSC SEMINAR AUG 2024

Great events for everyone involved in an historical society

On 17 + 18 August we are gathering in Leongatha / Korumburra for a terrific seminar - don't miss it.

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MELBOURNE'S STORIED LANEWAYS

Curated by David Thompson FRHSV. Designed by Daisy Searls. From 11 April 2024 - end of October 2024 -

We all have our favourite Melbourne laneway and curator David Thompson has chosen a handful of lanes which reveal intriguing Melbourne stories. When we think of today’s gussied-up, tourist-friendly laneways like Guilford Lane and Hosier Lane, it is hard to imagine that a mere 50 years ago the laneways were workaday places full still of small factories and light industry.

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Featured Books

The Chronicles of Early Melbourne in three volumes by Garryowen (Second Hand)

A dedicated record of the history of Melbourne often seen directly by the author who arrived in 1841 and worked as a journalist for Melbourne's early papers the Port...
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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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