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March 2020

RHSV History Bookclub

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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This will be the inaugural meeting of our History Bookclub. And the first book chosen is Chloe Hooper's The Arsonist: A mind on fire.  The bookclub will focus on Victorian history but there may be little deviations. It will be moderated at first but it is planned for it to be self-sufficient. We will organise occasional author visits and guest speakers. The group size will be capped. There will be monthly meetings - currently planned for the 2nd Tuesday of…

What the Little Bird didn’t tell me

March 17 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10 – $20

Professor Lynette Russell questions whether there are there some family secrets and necessary lies that should never be told?  And she hopes that these reflections will have something to say to other family historians.

Gippsland Workshop 3: SCANNING FOR BEGINNERS

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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$30 – $45
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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POSTPONED until further notice.
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
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$30 – $45
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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POSTPONED until further notice.
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

ZOOM History Bookclub: Truganini

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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We are thrilled that Professor Cassandra Pybus, author of our chosen book this month, Truganini, will be joining our book club for a discussion. The book club is now a ZOOM book club so we will be convening through video-conferencing. We can't pour you a glass of red but we can have a lively engaged conversation.

May 2020

ZOOM History Bookclub: The Maddest Place on Earth

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
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RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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We are delighted that Jill Giese, author of The Maddest Place on Earth will be joining our bookclub for this discussion. The bookclub is now a ZOOM bookclub so we will be convening through video-conferencing. We can't pour you a glass of red but we can have a lively engaged conversation.

TAKE A WALK

May 13

If you are close to the city why not do a historical walk in the Flagstaff area? We have two self-guided walks on our website as podcasts. The first walk includes The Gill, QVM, St James Old Cathedral and Flagstaff Gardens The second walk includes the block around the RHSV: La Trobe, Elizabeth, William and Lonsdale Streets. https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/resources/walking-tour-podcasts/

LISTEN TO A PODCAST

May 13

We have an extraordinary library of lectures given at the RHSV over many years available on our website. Please download and indulge yourself. There are lectures and talks by Gary Presland, Simon Ambrose, Robyn Annear, Rozzi Bazzani, Richard Broome, Judith Brett, Margaret Bowman, Marilyn Bowler, Judith Buckrich, John Burch and many many more Image: Gary Presland This is the link: https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/resources/lecture-podcasts/    

RHSV AGM, connecting through ZOOM

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

Our 2020 Weston Bate Oration has been cancelled (possibly postponed until Spring). However the AGM will be going ahead, on 19 May, through ZOOM so we will be sending, by email, a link to all members so that they can join in our AGM through the web (either video or audio) and participate in the AGM, ask questions of the Council etc.

June 2020

Zoom Bookclub: Richard Broome’s Aboriginal Victorians

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Although our book club is very new we have set an extremely high bar in that we've had great discussions with the authors every time. And June will be no different. Our choice for June is Richard Broome's Aboriginal Victorians and we are delighted that Richard has agreed to join us. This book is a fascinating and sometimes horrifying story of Aborigines in Victoria since white settlement, from one of Australia's leading historians. Early settlers saw Victoria and its rolling grasslands as Australia felix happy south land a prize left for Englishmen by God. However, for its original inhabitants this country was home and life, not to be relinquished without a fierce struggle.

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