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May 2024

CATALOGUING CLINICS 2024

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, each month in this informative and easy-going Zoom forum on all aspects of cataloguing collections for historical societies. Jillian has a different topic each month and is happy to be guided by those who attend as to what they would like covered in upcoming clinics. Bring your questions (no matter the topic) - this is an interactive space where questions are encouraged. The RHSV does not endorse any particular cataloguing software - we believe it is horses for courses - and Jillian will talk about issues that impact on cataloguing whether you are using cataloguing cards or software.

RHSV AGM + 2024 Weston Bate Oration: Dr Fiona Gatt

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The forgotten class? Shopkeepers of nineteenth-century Melbourne
Shopkeepers played a vital role in the functioning of nineteenth-century Melbourne society. They owned the businesses where residents obtained goods, from basic daily needs to the flights and fancies of an emerging modern consumer culture. Echoes of their presence live on in the shopfronts and main shopping streets. This lecture investigates and compares the shopkeepers who operated in three distinct, representative suburbs of nineteenth-century Melbourne: genteel Malvern, inner urban North Melbourne and industrial Footscray. In doing so it provides a genuine comparative cross-section of the urban retail trade in this period and reveals the subtle differences between these localities in terms of the prestige and identity ascribed to shopkeepers within the socio-economic fabric of these local societies. Yet across all three towns (or suburbs), shopkeepers held an important and unique role, one that cannot be understood through the same lens as the working class or middle class.

June 2024

CATALOGUING CLINICS 2024

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Join Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, each month in this informative and easy-going Zoom forum on all aspects of cataloguing collections for historical societies. Jillian has a different topic each month and is happy to be guided by those who attend as to what they would like covered in upcoming clinics. Bring your questions (no matter the topic) - this is an interactive space where questions are encouraged. The RHSV does not endorse any particular cataloguing software - we believe it is horses for courses - and Jillian will talk about issues that impact on cataloguing whether you are using cataloguing cards or software.

July 2024

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM: MARITIME HERITAGE MATTERS FOR THIS VAST ISLAND CONTINENT

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network is presenting this fascinating lecture at the RHSV. Speaker: Daryl Karp, Australian National Maritime Museum’s Director and CEO Ms Karp has worked in the broadcast and cultural industries for over 20 years. Prior to her appointment as Director and CEO of ANMM, she  was the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House from 2013 to 2022 establishing a strategic direction that focused on ‘the spirit of Australian democracy and the…

CATALOGUING CLINICS 2024

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Join Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, each month in this informative and easy-going Zoom forum on all aspects of cataloguing collections for historical societies. Jillian has a different topic each month and is happy to be guided by those who attend as to what they would like covered in upcoming clinics. Bring your questions (no matter the topic) - this is an interactive space where questions are encouraged. The RHSV does not endorse any particular cataloguing software - we believe it is horses for courses - and Jillian will talk about issues that impact on cataloguing whether you are using cataloguing cards or software.

Historical Society Network Leaders: Victoria-wide Conference and Networking Day, 2024

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
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Free – $20
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The RHSV wants to bring together the leaders of the many networks of historical societies which exist across Victoria. This event will not be Zoomed as a key aim is for leaders to meet with peers from across Victoria and then to share their findings with their member societies. The conference is free-of-charge to each historical society network and 1-2 others from that network. And there is travel and accommodation assistance for those travelling long distances.

Book Launch. The Stories of Melbourne’s Lanes: Essential but Unplanned.

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Please join us for the launch of this re-imagined second edition of Weston Bate's history
THE STORY OF MELBOURNE'S LANES: Essential but Unplanned
Weston Bate, Richard Broome, Nicole Davis, Andrew May, Helen Stitt

August 2024

REGIONAL SEMINAR WEEKEND IN LEONGATHA: UTILISING YOUR HISTORICAL RESEARCH

August 17 - August 18
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Free – $55
Leongatha Memorial Hall, 6-8 McCartin St
Leongatha, VIC 3953 Australia
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The RHSV thank the Leongatha Historical Society and the South Gippsland Historical Network who are hosting this weekend in Gippsland. This is our second HSSC regional seminar for 2024. The program is spread across Leongatha and Korumburra which are only about 15 mins drive apart. Titled Utilising Your Historical Research, the seminar has a fabulous program of speakers on a variety of topics. Not to be missed.

September 2024

Tracing Madame Brussels: A public figure with an elusive background

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10 – $20
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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We are delighted that esteemed historian Barbara Minchinton will deliver our September lecture based on the research for her latest book. Madame Brussels was Melbourne's most vilified brothel-keeper of the nineteenth century, but little has been known about Caroline Hodgson, the woman who played the role. There were no Visitors' Books to reveal her networks, and few letters written in her own hand. Family material that came to light in 2018 provided some clues, and a German genealogist found others, but for her biography the details of her life in Melbourne were largely sourced from newspapers and government records. The story that emerged was the story of Melbourne's sex industry from 1871 to its criminalisation in 1908.

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