The launch speech for the RHSV’s current exhibition, The Swamp Vanishes, is now available online.
Launch speech: Dr Gary Presland
Curator: Lenore Frost
Consulting historian: Dr Gary Presland
Curatorial support: Richard Barnden and David Thompson
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.
The Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, announced on Monday 27 January that $12 million was earmarked for academics to pursue research on Australian issues, focussing on Australian culture, society and history.
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) applauds the greater attention given to Australian history, society and culture with these additional grants.
“For too long Australian history has been seen by many as uninteresting and unimportant. However, it is the site of a massive human drama in which the oldest living culture was disrupted by one driven by ideas of private property,
We were delighted to see, in the Australia Day Honours, that six of our own had been awarded Orders of Australia. Our congratulations and best wishes to
- Our President, Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM for significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups.
- Our Hon Secretary, Carole Woods OAM for service to community history.
- Our Victorian Historical Journal co-editor, Dr Judy Smart AM for significant service to education,
While you were still snoozing at 6:20am Richard Broome, our President, was busy chatting to Andrew Hansen (of Chaser fame) on local ABC radio about Melbourne’s Twenty Decades, our latest publication, and the website is close to meltdown with book orders. ABC listeners are quick on the draw!
If you’d like to listen to the interview:
https://www.abc.net.au/…/progr…/breakfast/breakfast/11848484 (the interview is about 4 mins 20 seconds into the podcast).
If you still haven’t bought your copy (and don’t be the only person in Melbourne without one) click on the link:
Follow this link to our resources website page on Disaster Management. There are links to excellent information and videos on how to salvage items from collections after a fire or flood. There are also case-studies and chronologies on how disaster responses unfold. We hope our affiliated societies never have to put this into action but good planning, good information and good examples are our friends in difficult times.
If you’re usually tucked up in bed early on a Sunday night & missed our president, Richard Broome, chewing the fat with the 3AW Sunday Night Team, here is a link to the podcast. (Scroll forward to 1:02:04 for Richard’s Interview).
Richard comes on around 1:02:04 & is chatting about our latest publication, Melbourne’s Twenty Decades.
Thanks to everyone who has popped in today to pick up their copies,
In the latest edition of CBD News Cheryl Griffin uses a 1930 image from the RHSV collection of Little Bourke Street and Myer to launch into a Christmas reverie.
In a busy month for the RHSV Heritage Committee they have continued the campaign to save the cultural heritage of the Queen Victoria Market and, at a public meeting on 19 November, the committee chair, Charles Sowerwine, spoke out against City of Melbourne Council plans for the market. On the 1st of November a submission was made re Market Square and on 16 October a submission was made on the proposed discontinuance of part of Franklin Street and part of Queen Street,
The RHSV has been awarded a $14,894 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund museum-standard shelving for our all-important manuscript collection. This is the third and final grant in a three-part process.
The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on October 30.
Grants worth almost $383,000 have been distributed this year to 61 community groups and organisations from around Australia to assist in the identification and preservation of community owned but nationally significant heritage collections.
History Week became too big for its boots so, from 2020, the whole of October will become HISTORY MONTH. Start planning your activities now. The Awards Ceremony for the Victorian Community History Awards will continue to be the key event of History Month.
Cheryl Griffin has delivered another corker of a story to CBD News for their November edition. Cheryl looks closely at an RHSV image of Melbourne swells ‘doing the block’ in Collins Street.
Our submission to the Melbourne City Council opposes discontinuance of roads intended to provide space for new buildings that will radically alter the market’s traditional mode of operation.
Click to read the full submission
And to read the documentation that precedes this submission on QVM and other heritage campaigns click here.
The winners were announce on Mon 14 October 2019 at the Victorian Arts Centre
Click for the full list of winners
Do you have a yen to trace your family? A desire to understand just why your home town grew like it did? A craving to understand the development of your favourite sport or your alma mater?
Full program: available here
“The study of the past and telling its stories are critical to our sense of belonging, to our communities and to our shared future.” Opening paragraph of The Value of History Statement,