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May 2021

STATUES: PUTTING THEM UP, AND PULLING ‘EM DOWN

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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There may be a lull in the statue wars now, but that is because the front has broadened – certainly overseas. This oration shows how statues rose with the nineteenth century, and spread with the growth of empires, not least to Australia. The nature of traditional Australian statuary is considered, along with the questions it implicitly raises. (Comparisons are made with America.)  Statues, it seems, have become lightning conductors for unresolved tensions, the public culture which once sustained them being increasingly subject to segmentation and fracture.  

Early Melbourne Suburbs joint GSV & RHSV seminar by Zoom

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$25.00 29 tickets left
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Essendon and Malvern and the Development of Melbourne’s Tram System: A Zoom Seminar The GSV and RHSV are jointly conducting a seminar exploring the development of the suburbs of Essendon and Malvern together with the history of Melbourne’s extensive tram system. Warren Doubleday, the Manager of the Melbourne Tram Museum collection, will speak on the establishment of Melbourne’s tram system including the Malvern and Essendon lines. He will also provide information on researching tramway records at PROV and on the…

Cataloguing Clinic via Zoom with Jillian Hiscock

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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At the 27 May Clinic, Jillian will revisit the process of book cataloguing, both published and unpublished material. What is the information that should be captured and what is the nice-to-add extras that can be useful. 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. It is a relaxed gathering…

June 2021

Twentieth Century Science, Technology and Engineering

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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$5 76 tickets left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Twentieth Century Science, Technology and Engineering Presented by Laureate Professor R. J. EVANS Engineering Heritage Victoria and the RHSV are, once again, partnering to present some fascinating events which are of interest to anyone interested in history and the history of engineering in its broadest scope. This talk explores the development of key scientific and technological advances over the past 100 years. Building upon the great achievements of the Victorian Era which saw huge advances in fundamental sciences coupled with…

July 2021

History of the Spencer Street Bridge

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$5 79 tickets left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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History of the Spencer Street Bridge Have you ever noticed the Spencer Street Bridge? Arguably nondescript, this dependable 1930 structure has a backstory of political infighting, pioneering technology and an unexpected obstacle pre-dating the bridge by several millennia. City of Melbourne local history librarian Fiona Campbell will lead a visual journey through the design, construction and significance of this enduring bridge. We are delighted to partner again with Engineering Heritage Victoria to present this talk by Fiona Campbell, Local History…

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