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December 2019

Jack Wetherly under the microscope

December 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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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…

RHSV Christmas lunch for volunteers

December 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Free
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, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$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…

January 2020

Exhibition launch: The Swamp Vanishes

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Before European settlers arrived in the Port Phillip district, a large wetland that lay between the Yarra River and the Moonee Ponds Creek sustained the indigenous people and the cultural traditions of the Kulin nation. While the wetland had initially been described in terms of beauty, within a few short years the swamp was noisome and reviled, and talk began of draining and reclamation. This exhibition traces the how a significant wetland vanished from sight.          

Workshop: Born Digital Documents

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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$30 – $50
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Victorian Collections, this hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of acquiring, storing, cataloguing and caring for born-digital material. This workshop is suitable for beginners who may have, or plan to acquire, digital images, media files or documents in their collection. Participants are asked to bring along their own laptop or contact the organisers to arrange a device upon booking. Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided and we…

February 2020

Seminar: EARLY MELBOURNE SUBURBS 1835-1880

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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$45 – $60
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"…

Gippsland: Cataloguing and Digitisation series of six workshops

February 15
Ticket Info:
$150 – $225
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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The RHSV is offering a series of 6 linked workshops (three Saturdays over three months) which cover cataloguing and digitisation. This series of workshops is progressive, starting with basic concepts and building 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. Participants need to bring their own lap-top. Some participants will want to book for the full series of 6 workshops and others will…

Gippsland Workshop 1: COMPUTER CATALOGUING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

February 15 @ 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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This is a workshop for those who are new to computers, and small organisations who do not have the resources to use cataloguing software. Using only Excel, we will demonstrate how to create a simple catalogue that still complies with international standards.

Gippsland Workshop 2: USING CATALOGUING SOFTWARE

February 15 @ 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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This workshop is for small organisations that are going to start use cataloguing software. Participants will have the opportunity to create catalogue records using cataloguing software, and will learn how to move import an existing catalogue from Excel.

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