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Welcome to new RHSV members

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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One event on August 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm

One event on October 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm


Welcome to new RHSV members

Every year we like to host an event or two in the Drill Hall, before one of our lectures, to welcome our new members. We serve drinks and cheese and the staff give new members a background briefing on the RHSV and its treasures. So you’ll learn about our Collection from Jillian Hiscock, our Collections Manager, and Helen Stitt who looks after our huge images collection and our EO, Rosemary Cameron, will outline all the other membership benefits and how you can make the most of your membership.

Because we weren’t able to host these events last year we have a bit of catching up to do! We’ve scheduled 5 of these events over the coming months and new members are welcome to attend whichever one suits them. Our lectures are usually $5 or $10 for members ($20 for non-members) however, if you book for a new member event you can attend the following lecture free-of-charge.

We’d love to see you at one of these events – please indicate in the RSVPs if you want to attend just the New Member Welcome or the New Member Welcome + Lecture

New Member lecture 4:30pm – 5:30pm, drinks continue until just before 6pm. Lecture 6pm – 7pm (includes Q&A).

The 2 remaining lectures are:

Thu 5 Aug: Professor Miles Lewis describes Australia’s rich trove of portable buildings and the bid for UNESCO World Heritage listing.

Tue 19 Oct: Barbara Minchinton on The Women of Little Lon

Image caption:  Holy Trinity Church of England, Bay Street, Port Melbourne by Samuel Hemming, 1853, erected under the supervision of Knight, Kemp and Kerr, 1855. RHSV Collection A-52-C. Miles Lewis has used this image in a powerpoint on portable buildings (https://s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/hdp.au.prod.app.vic-engage.files/8515/2418/2642/Lewis_Evidence.pdf)


100 available Thu 5 Aug New Member Welcome

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100 available Thu 5 Aug NM Welcome + Lecture Emeritus Professor & architectural historian, Miles Lewis will give a presentation on Australia's portable buildings

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100 available Tue 19 Oct New Member Welcome

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100 available Tue 19 Oct NM Welcome + Lecture Historian, Barbara Minchinton will lecture on The Women of Little Lon: Sex workers in nineteenth century Melbourne.

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August 5
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Royal Historical Society of Victoria
03 9326 9288


RHSV, Gallery Downstairs
239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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03 9326 9288