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Royal Historical Society of Victoria

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Royal Historical Society of Victoria

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March 2021

Launch of exhibition: Tales from the MacRobertson International Air Races

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free 55 spots left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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In October 1934 a great air-race was planned from London to Flemington, Melbourne. From a field of 20 planes just 12 arrived. The winner took a whisker under 3 days; the last entrant arrived in February 1935. The best known tale is of the Dutch plane, Uiver, which made an emergency landing in Albury during a wild storm; the locals used the town’s lights to flash morse code to the plane and then lit the race-track, a make-shift aerodrome, with their car-headlights. Flight was one of the last frontiers and all the tales are unashamedly romantic and full of derring-do.

Vera Deakin in War and Peace

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10 – $20 37 tickets left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The daughter of Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, Vera Deakin studied music in the Habsburg Empire on the eve of the Great War. Driven by British imperial fervour on her return to Australia, she bypassed the government’s restrictions on women’s participation in the war effort by serving with the fledgling Australian Red Cross. Aged only 23 in 1915, she became the founding secretary of the Australian Red Cross Wounded & Missing Enquiry Bureau in Cairo and later London. Narrowly avoiding replacement by a man, she showed outstanding leadership and was appointed OBE.

Launch of the Jessie Webb Society

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Free 38 spots left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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In 1909 Jessie Stobo Watson Webb was not only an original Historical Society of Victoria member (membership No. 30) and the first woman but she also provided rooms in Block Arcade in which our first meeting was held. She was a passionate historian and a true individual who lived by her own rules. She and her friends exemplified the ‘new woman’: intelligent, emancipated women who led rich intellectual lives.
We want to honour Jessie’s legacy, and her impact on the RHSV which is still felt over 100 years later, by naming our bequest society after her. The Jessie Webb Society, like its namesake, is there to make a difference and its members understand the power of a legacy.

CORAGULAC HOUSE: book launch

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free 42 spots left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Author and historian, Jennifer F. O'Donnell, invites RHSV members and friends to celebrate the launch of her latest history, Coragulac House.  Drinks and light refreshments will be served in the RHSV's Gallery Downstairs. In the early 1870s, George Pringle Robertson built “Coragulac”, nestled in the shelter of Red Rock near Colac. Built of bluestone quarried on the land and designed by architects Davidson and Henderson, it was an unexceptional mansion with a wide verandah and lacking a tower, so common…

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

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Free
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Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

April 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

May 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

June 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

July 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

August 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

September 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

October 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

November 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

December 2021

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

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