From Friday, 11 June the RHSV staff will return to the Drill Hall and our bookshop will be open. However, in line with Government recommendations, our Gallery and Library remain closed to the public. Please keep an eye on our website or social media as to when the public can, once again, visit our gallery and research facilities.

Our History Victoria bookshop will continue to send out on-line book orders – check out the bookshop here. Until Friday 11, our phones will be switched through to our Administrator, Rebecca Toohey, and she will pass messages on to other staff. Our post-box at 239 A’Beckett Street is sufficiently large to take parcels so deliveries of Victorian Community History Award material and other mail will not be affected. Our email addresses are:

Jillian Hiscock, Collections Manager                       collections@historyvictoria.org.au

Helen Stitt, Collections Officer, Images                   images@historyvictoria.org.au

Jess Scott, Marketing Officer                                     marketing@historyvictoria.org.au

Liridon Shaqiri, bookkeeper                                      bookkeeper@historyvictoria.org.au

Rebecca Toohey, Administrator                                office@historyvictoria.org.au

Rosemary Cameron, Executive Officer                    executive.officer@historyvictoria.org.au

Bookshop                                                                       bookshop@historyvictoria.org.au

Site searches                                                                  sitesearch@historyvictoria.org.au

Emily Maiolo, VCHA Co-ordinator                          vcha@historyvictoria.org.au

(VCHA = Victorian Community History Awards)

All our events and meetings for the lockdown period will be by Zoom.

We send our warmest wishes to all our members and friends and hope that you avoid illness and that lockdown isn’t too disruptive. Our thoughts are with those who are ill and those whose businesses and plans are hugely disrupted by this lock-down. Let’s hope that 7 days is sufficient to be a circuit-breaker and give the contact tracers time to get contacts tested and isolated.