Emeritus Professor Richard Broome, President Royal Historical Society of Victoria, together with the RHSV Councillors have much pleasure in inviting you to the launch of our exhibition, ISAAC SELBY: LECTURER, HISTORIAN, ASSASSIN! at 5pm, Thursday 13 June, 2019 at the Gallery Downstairs, Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett St, Melbourne. The exhibition will be launched by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC FASSA FAHA FAHS FRHSV Curator: Alison Cameron
Joining the Historical Society of Victoria (HSV) at the age of 60 was a turning point in Selby's life. He had enjoyed early career success on the public speaking platform and a happy family life, but in his early forties the bottom fell out of his world, and Selby committed a crime that made sensational headlines across the globe. Isaac Selby (1859-1956) became a member of the HSV in October 1920. At the time he was fighting the City Council's…
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Venue: Sebastopol Historical Society Speakers: Jane Nigro (Malvern Historical Society): Sue Walters (Malmsbury Historical Society): Rosemary Cameron (RHSV) Expect a hands-on workshop that delivers practical and effective ways to increase membership and engagement with your historical society. This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Participants are encouraged to arrive early, from 12 noon onwards, for tea/coffee and networking.
The RHSV can offer its members a tour of the private mens-only Savage Club on Thursday 4 July at 10am. Please note that this event is for RHSV members only and is limited to 20 persons. Morning tea is included. Curious to see what caused the fuss with Julian Burnside? Or curious to see a well-preserved slice of Melbourne's history? Club members have included Napier Waller, Sir William Dargie, Sir Owen Dixon, W. R. Guilfoyle, Barry Humphries, Sir Robert Menzies,…
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…