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Royal Historical Society of Victoria

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January 2020

Exhibition launch: The Swamp Vanishes

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Before European settlers arrived in the Port Phillip district, a large wetland that lay between the Yarra River and the Moonee Ponds Creek sustained the indigenous people and the cultural traditions of the Kulin nation. While the wetland had initially been described in terms of beauty, within a few short years the swamp was noisome and reviled, and talk began of draining and reclamation. This exhibition traces the how a significant wetland vanished from sight.          

Workshop: Born Digital Documents

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $50 14 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Victorian Collections, this hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of acquiring, storing, cataloguing and caring for born-digital material. This workshop is suitable for beginners who may have, or plan to acquire, digital images, media files or documents in their collection. Participants are asked to bring along their own laptop or contact the organisers to arrange a device upon booking. Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided and we…

February 2020

Seminar: EARLY MELBOURNE SUBURBS 1835-1880

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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$45 – $60 23 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The RHSV and the Genealogical Society of Victoria are delighted to co-present this full-day seminar which will give participants a deep understanding of the forces and influences which have shaped Melbourne's early growth. The seminar will be opened with a overview by Gary Presland on how Melbourne's Geography shaped its development. Then the following historians will explain the development of their locale Footscray by Carmel Taig Prahran by Steven Haby & Judith Buckrich Heidelberg by Graham Thorley "Up Sydney Road"…

Gippsland: Cataloguing and Digitisation series of six workshops

February 15
Ticket Info:
$150 – $225 6 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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The RHSV is offering a series of 6 linked workshops (three Saturdays over three months) which cover cataloguing and digitisation. This series of workshops is progressive, starting with basic concepts and building in complexity. We have spaced the workshops so that participants have time in which to put into practice their new skills before the next workshop. Participants need to bring their own lap-top. Some participants will want to book for the full series of 6 workshops and others will…

Gippsland Workshop 1: COMPUTER CATALOGUING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This is a workshop for those who are new to computers, and small organisations who do not have the resources to use cataloguing software. Using only Excel, we will demonstrate how to create a simple catalogue that still complies with international standards.

Gippsland Workshop 2: USING CATALOGUING SOFTWARE

February 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This workshop is for small organisations that are going to start use cataloguing software. Participants will have the opportunity to create catalogue records using cataloguing software, and will learn how to move import an existing catalogue from Excel.

John Marshall and Bounty Migration to Port Phillip

February 18 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison AO, Chair of the History Council of Victoria, will launch Dr Liz Rushen's book, John Marshall: Shipowner, Lloyd's reformer and emigration agent. After the launch, Dr Rushen will deliver a paper which explores the significant role John Marshall played in the white settlement of the Port Phillip District. When Port Phillip was first opened up for settlement, Marshall was Britain’s most active emigration agent: in the three years 1839-1841, he sent 21 ships containing nearly 5000 bounty…

Starting Family History

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$5 14 tickets left
Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level 6, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Genealogical Society of Victoria offers RHSV members & friends an introduction to the resources and skills needed to immerse yourself in family history. For anyone contemplating researching their family this event is key. It is also of great interest for those undertaking more general research as family research skills and resources can be used to create histories for any characters, not just your family. The GSV has not just an impressive research centre but it hosts a multitude of…

March 2020

Gippsland Workshop 3: SCANNING FOR BEGINNERS

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This workshop is aimed at those who are new to scanning. It will cover some terminology relating to digital images, and how to prepare documents for scanning before participants scan some documents using flatbed scanners.

Gippsland Workshop 4: DIGITISING BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHING OBJECTS

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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In this intermediate digitisation workshop, we will introduce participants to best-practice digitisation techniques and procedures. Participants will have the opportunity to digitise books using a book scanner, and to set up a site for object photography.

April 2020

GIPPSLAND WORKSHOP 5: LOOKING AFTER DIGITAL FILES

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This is a basic digital preservation workshop. The workshop will begin with brief project management skills including templates for policies and procedures. We will discuss digital storage, how to create backups, and how to check if files are damaged. Participants will learn how to describe an object using Dublin Core so that digital files can be discoverable.

GIPPSLAND WORKSHOP 6: MAKING COLLECTIONS ACCESSIBLE

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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Objects need to be accessible, whether that is to people managing a collection, to visitors, or to the public. This workshop will introduce themes of copyright and privacy that relate to historical collections. Participants will learn how to optimise catalogue records for discovery, how to write for social media, and create digital exhibitions.

Law, Lawyers and La Trobe

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$35 – $50 80 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The A G L Shaw lecturer in 2020 will be leading legal history scholar, Dr Simon Smith AM FRHSV, who recently published "Solicitors and the Law Institute in Victoria 1835-2019: Pathway to a Respected Profession."  Simon Smith is an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University. He was Vice-President of the RHSV in 2009-2011.

The Queen Victoria Market, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage and Emotion

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Ticket Info:
$10 – $20 80 tickets left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Queen Victoria Market Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage and Emotion
Two linked events. QVM: Social Value and Preservation. A conversation between Graeme Davison and Charles Sowerwine followed by a presentation by the artists of Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine’s short animation, Out In The Open, in the historic sheds of the QVM.

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