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November 2019

The launch of Melbourne’s Twenty Decades

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free 8 spots left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The RHSV invites our members and friends to attend the launch of our latest book, Melbourne's Twenty Decades.  To be launched by Emeritus Laureate Professor Stuart Macintyre AO FAHA FASSA.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. MODULE 5: LOOKING AFTER DIGITAL FILES

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$25.00 – $35 Sold out

The RHSV is offering a series of 6 linked workshops which cover cataloguing and digitisation. This series of workshops starts with basic concepts and builds 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. Some participants will want to book for the full series of 6 workshops and others will want to choose those individual workshops that are most suitable for them. So, although…

December 2019

Specialist history tour: Melbourne Observatory

December 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$25 Sold out
Melbourne Observatory, Birdwood Avenue
Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC 3004 Australia
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This event booked out in less than 24 hours! We hope to organise more tours in the New Year so keep an eye out for further announcements. The RHSV is organising a special historical tour of The Melbourne Observatory for our members. The Melbourne Observatory was constructed in 1861–63, and expanded until 1902 to eventually comprise 22 rooms. Far from only stargazing, the Observatory staff provided critical scientific data essential for the smooth running of industries ranging from shipping to…

Jack Wetherly under the microscope

December 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Free 30 spots left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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We are delighted to present a talk by Catherine Gill who has been volunteering at the RHSV. Catherine writes, "As part of my recently completed Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation, I was given opportunity to study the portrait of Jack Wetherly.  The original artwork was painted in 1840 by Thomas Napier.  Records at the RHSV state that the painting in its collection is a copy of the original artwork and was possibly painted by Thomas Clark. "With consent from the…

RHSV Christmas lunch for volunteers

December 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Free 22 spots left
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, 380 William St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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For our volunteers and staff to celebrate a wonderful year working together at the RHSV.

Launch: Locating Australian Literary Memory

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free 42 spots left
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Brigid Magner's Locating Australian Literary Memory explores the cultural meanings suffusing local literary commemorations; orientated around eleven authors – Adam Lindsay Gordon, Joseph Furphy, Henry Handel Richardson, Henry Lawson, A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson, Nan Chauncy, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Eleanor Dark, P. L. Travers, Kylie Tennant and David Unaipon.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. MODULE 6: MAKING COLLECTIONS ACCESSIBLE

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$25 – $35 Sold out
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The RHSV is offering a series of 6 linked workshops which cover cataloguing and digitisation. This series of workshops starts with basic concepts and builds 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. Some participants will want to book for the full series of 6 workshops and others will want to choose those individual workshops that are most suitable for them. So, although…

February 2020

Seminar: EARLY MELBOURNE SUBURBS 1835-1880

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$45 – $60 39 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"…

John Marshall and Bounty Migration to Port Phillip

February 18, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free 46 spots left
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…

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