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RHSV wins Community Heritage Grant

The RHSV has been awarded a $14,894 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund museum-standard shelving for our all-important manuscript collection....
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History Week now HISTORY MONTH

History Week became too big for its boots so, from 2020, the whole of October will become HISTORY MONTH. Start...
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Cheryl Griffin is ‘doing the block’

Cheryl Griffin has delivered another corker of a story to CBD News for their November edition. Cheryl looks closely at...
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RHSV Slams Proposals to Sanitise QVM

Our submission to the Melbourne City Council opposes discontinuance of roads intended to provide space for new buildings that will...
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Melbourne's Twenty Decades

Great membership offer / Christmas gift

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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Isaac Selby: Lecturer, Historian, Assassin! - 14 June 2019 - 20 December 2019

This exhibition presents the colourful life and times of Isaac Selby in his own words and pictures. Select the image to view the full exhibition details.

Upcoming Victorian History Events

  • Explorations Series – Living with the Hume Dam, 1919-2019

    November 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    In 1919 work began on Hume Dam with celebration and acclaim. When it was completed in 1936 it was hailed as an engineering and pol...

  • Walk into history

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Bendigo Historical Society offers different guided walking tours every month. In December it will be: Beehive / Allan’s Walk...

  • The La Trobes’ Music

    December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The La Trobes’ Music: celebrate the role music played in the life of the La Trobe family while they lived at ‘JolimontR...

Featured Books

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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