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Dr Andrew Lemon on Treasures from the RHSV Collection.
July 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
For Rare Book Week a lunch-time lecture.
The RHSV began assembling its library collection from the time of its inception in 1909 and it also incorporated, in the 1920s, the library of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victoria) which formed in 1883. Former president of the RHSV and well-known professional historian, Dr Andrew Lemon, will speak on some of his favourite items and oddities from the collection which is the largest and richest collection of Victorian history outside those held by government bodies.
The Ephemera Society of Australia also has a Rare Book Week event in the RHSV’s Officers’ Mess Upstairs at 11am on the same day, Monday 8 July. There is a break between the two events from 12noon – 12:30pm when we will serve morning tea.
This event is free but we’d appreciate patrons booking for catering and organisation pruposes.
Also note that whilst we have disabled access into the building we do not have disabled access to the Officers’ Mess Upstairs which does involve a flight of stairs from the ground floor to the first floor.