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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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August 2022

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Fellows & Associates Annual Research Day

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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On Friday 12 August, the SHAPS Fellows & Associates will hold their first Research Day since 2019. RHSV members are invited to attend. Our conference day includes papers by Australian and French historians John Lack, Helen Davies, Jean Ely, Greg Burgess, Rosemary Francis, Wendy Dick, Richard Gillespie, Tony Ward and Fay Woodhouse. It will traverse terrain such as radicals, rags and revues in 1950s and 1960s Melbourne, the immigrant Gagliardi brothers, the 1872 Education Act and centralised education, a sequel to the Emile and Isaac Pereire story, early inhabitants of the Hunter River, a federated Australia, the 150 years of the Prisoners' Aid Society and the importance of kindness.

WRITING LOCAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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$35 – $50 24 tickets left
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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All-day workshops for Victorians interested in writing local history. Participants will:
gain new perspectives on local history
discover how to locate and use new primary and secondary sources
learn how to write and present well for different audiences, both established and new.

Portable Buildings talk, briefing & lunch

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Free
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This briefing session, talk & lunch is an invitation-only event. Invitations have been sent to all historical societies which have portable buildings in their area. This event is only open to people representing one of the historical societies that have been invited to attend. Please do not RSVP unless you have been invited. Charles Sowerwine,  RHSV Councillor, Chair of the RHSV Heritage Committee and member of the Portable Buildings World Heritage Nomination Task Force, invites local historical societies who have…

September 2022

Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture: The Lady of St Kilda

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This illustrated talk explains how the Schooner Lady of St Kilda connected La Trobe’s naming of St Kilda with the remote Scottish island of St Kilda. A second link involved the Barque Priscilla. She carried 36 St Kilda migrants, but only 16 survived the voyage to Port Phillip.

Fatal Contact: Introduced epidemics among Australia’s Colonial Australian First Nations

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Info:
$10.00 – $20.00 305 tickets left
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This talk by Peter Dowling explores the devastating infectious diseases introduced into the Indigenous populations of Australia after the arrival of the British colonists in 1788. Epidemics of smallpox, tuberculosis, influenza, measles and sexually transmitted diseases swept through the indigenous populations of the continent well into the twentieth century.

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