Alan George Lewers Shaw AO, FAHA, FASSA, FRAHS, FRHSV (1916 – 2012) was an RHSV Councillor from 1965 to 1971 and President from 1987 to 1991. He is also a Benefactor of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. He was President of the C J La Trobe Society as well and the two organisations, the C J La Trobe Society and the RHSV, have jointly presented the annual A G L Shaw lecture since 2002 as a tribute to a great historian.
Dr Peter Yule FRHSV, The Barristers of the Port Phillip District, 1839-1851
Dr Simon Smith AM FRHSV, Law, Lawyers and La Trobe
There was no A.G.L. Shaw lecture in 2020 due to COVID-19
Liz Rushen, Garryowen: the voice of early Melbourne – with coverage of Separation
Michael O’Brien, Charles La Trobe and Hugh Childers: The Ladder of Success in Victoria.
Keir Reeves, The Historical Legacy of Victoria’s Goldrushes.
Marguerita Stephens, Unless a Portion be given to the Idle: The Kulin and the New Poor Law at Port Phillip.
Madonna Grehan, Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Regulation of Everyday Life: implementing the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act in Victoria, 1852 1858.
Andrew Lemon and Marjorie Morgan, Superintendent La Trobe and the Cataraqui, Australia’s worst shipwreck.
Margaret Bowman, Portrait of the Artist as a young Settler: George Alexander Gilbert.
Susan Priestley, Crises of 1852 for Lieutenant-Governor La Trobe, Captain William Dugdale and Henrietta Augusta Davies.
David Dunstan, Charles and Sophie La Trobe and the Vignerons: the Birth of an Industry in nineteenth century Victoria.
Bev Roberts, A Black Apron View of History? Anne Drysdale & Caroline Newcomb, Victoria’s ‘Lady Squatters’.
Paul Mullaly, Crime in the Port Phillip District 1835-51.
Val Noone, From Charles La Trobe to Charles Gavan Duffy: Selectors, Squatters and Aborigines.
Robert Kenny, The Moravian Charles Joseph La Trobe.
Dianne Reilly, Charles La Trobe: the Forgotten Governor.
Anne Neale, Who was Edward La Trobe Bateman?
Paul Fox, The First Primrose from England: sentiment and reality in Gardening, early Port Phillip.
Ray Wright, Learning to Legislate: Victoria’s first Legislative Council, 1851-56.
David Dunstan, Twists and Turns: the Newspaper Press as a force in Port Phillip and early Victorian history.