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GSV members Flagstaff Gardens History Tour and Lunch

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Genealogical Society of Victoria members-only Flagstaff Gardens History Tour and Lunch

The Genealogical Society of Victoria is organising two guided walking tours of historic Flagstaff gardens. Each walk will begin and end at the RHSV’s home in the Drill Hall, opposite Flagstaff Gardens at 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne. There are two walks and you can opt to either

  1. walk at 10:30am, followed by lunch from 12 until 1pm or
  2. have lunch first from 12 until 1pm, followed by a walk from 1pm until 2pm.


The walking tour will climb Flagstaff Hill to consider its place in Melbourne’s topography and pre-European history as well as its early role as a burial ground, flagstaff signalling station and magnetic and meterological observatory. An absolute “must do” walk for understanding the history and character of Melbourne city.

GSV members are more than welcome to spend the day at the RHSV using the GSV collection or the RHSV collection (if you are interested in doing research we suggest that you contact Jillian Hiscock, our Collections Manager on collections@historyvictoria.org.au beforehand so that she can have your material ready for you).

GSV members will also be able to enjoy the current free exhibition, Tales from the MacRobertson International Air Races (coming down in March 2022). To celebrate Victoria’s centenary in 1934, Macpherson Robertson sponsored a great air race from England to Melbourne. There were originally 20 entrants of which only 12 arrived in Melbourne. The British winning entrants took a whisker under 3 days, the last plane to arrive took some 4 months. To read more about this fascinating exhibition click here https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/event/tales-from-the-macrobertson-international-air-races/



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10:30am walk + lunch
Guided walking tour of historic Flagstaff Gardens followed by lunch at the RHSV
$ 25.00
15 available
1pm walk + lunch
Lunch at 12noon at the RHSV followed by a guided walking tour of Flagstaff Gardens
$ 25.00
15 available


February 25
10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Genealogical Society of Victoria
03 9662 4455


Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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