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October 2019

Lecture: Geraldine Moore on key events in the life of George Higinbotham

October 15 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$10 – $20
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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George Higinbotham was a highly influential politician in colonial Victoria. One of his contemporaries described him as a man of ‘dash and daring’ who ‘won from privilege and class ground that they have never since been able to recover.’ Even today debate rages about his character and his legacy. Some see him as a visionary who fought for responsible government free of Colonial Office interference and obstruction by an undemocratically elected Legislative Council. Others see him as a flawed character…

The Genealogical Society of Victoria: an introduction

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Free
Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level 6, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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As part of History Week the Genealogical Society of Victoria is holding an information session especially for RHSV members and friends. For anyone contemplating researching their family this event is key. It is also of great interest for those undertaking more general research as family research skills and resources can be used to create histories for any characters, not just your family.

November 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. MODULE 4: DIGITISING BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHING OBJECTS

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$25 – $35
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…

Celebration of the 90th birthday of Professor John Riddoch Poynter AO

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is hosting a A SPARKLING MORNING TEA TO CELEBRATE THE 90th BIRTHDAY OF Professor John Riddoch Poynter AO On Friday 8 November 2019 at 10:30am for 11am  at the rooms of the RHSV, Ground Floor, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne We invite the family, friends, colleagues and students of Professor Poynter and the members of the RHSV to join us in this celebration. John Poynter in a long, illustrious career has made a major contribution…

Lecture. Farming the Mallee: Visions and Realities 1890-present

November 12 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free – $20
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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We are honoured that our last major lecture for 2019 will be delivered by Professor Katie Holmes, Director, Centre for the Study of the Inland and co-author of the soon-to-be-published Mallee Country: Land, People, History together with Richard Broome, Charles Fahey and Andrea Gaynor. In the early 1890s the Victorian Mallee was seen as a ‘howling wilderness’ covered in ‘dismal scrub’. As surveyors began to subdivide the large pastoral stations into 320 acre blocks, the Mallee boosters envisaged an area…

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION to Mallee Country: Land, People, History

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Monash University Publishing are delighted to invite you the launch of Mallee Country: Land, People, History By Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor and Katie Holmes Mallee Country will be launched by Tom Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of History, ANU. With a special performance by the celebrated gum leaf player Herb Patten, a Gunai-Kurnai, Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man based in Melbourne 4.00 for 4.30pm to 6.00pm RSVP (appreciated) by Wednesday 13 November 2019…

The launch of Melbourne’s Twenty Decades

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
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
Ticket Info:
$25.00 – $35

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
Ticket Info:
$25
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
Ticket Info:
Free
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…

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