Congratulations to Dr Andrew Lemon AM FRHSV

Andrew Lemon has been honoured, becoming a Member of the Order of Australia for services to community history and the racing industry, in the Queen’s Birthday list of honours.

Andrew Lemon has written sixteen books, four of which have won prizes, in subjects ranging from local history, education, sport and biography, his most recent being The Master Gardener (2018) on L. R Garnett, a principal of Geelong Grammar and a noted garden and environmental writer for The Age.


City of Yarra facilitate façadism in historic strip shopping streets

On 29 May the Heritage Committee of the RHSV made a major submission to the Heritage Council of Victoria regarding planned amendments by the City of Yarra to Design and Development Overlays covering historic strip shopping centres. The RHSV has also been lobbying individual Councillors.  We become aware, whilst preparing our submission, that the same approach was being applied not just by the City of Yarra but throughout the inner and middle suburbs of Melbourne.


FRRR grant Project Officer appointed

Our FRRR grant is starting to gain traction and we are thrilled to announce that we have appointed Pam Millist to be the project officer working with 4 historical societies in Murrindindi Shire over the next 5-6 months. Pam is a qualified librarian with qualifications in computer science and vast experience working with information technology. She will be starting in the field shortly.


Date Claimer: Engineering Heritage mini-conference

Celebrating Engineering History

An afternoon mini-conference “Celebrating Engineering History” is planned for Thursday 15 August 2019, 1pm – 5pm, at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, being organised by Engineering Heritage Victoria in partnership with the RHSV.

Engineering has been defined as being “a vital art, working with the great sources of power in nature for the wealth and well-being of the whole of society”.  We often just think of engineering as being something that started when engineers became a separate profession,


Project Officer Murrindindi Shire

The RHSV is looking for a project officer in Murrindindi Shire – someone with librarianship skills, information management skills, their own car and flexibility. It is the FTE of 8 weeks works spread over 4 – 6 months, time and dates negotiable with the 4 historical societies with whom you’ll be working. Closing date: 5 April 2019.

The full position description can be found here:

Project Officer Murrindindi PD