Dr Carolyn Rasmussen will be launching Fay Woodhouse's latest book, Gita: Melbourne’s First Yoga School – 65 years of history at the RHSV. This is the first published history of any yoga school in Australia and it provides a context to the development of yoga in Australia.
In 1909 Jessie Stobo Watson Webb was not only an original Historical Society of Victoria member (membership No. 30) and the first woman but she also provided rooms in Block Arcade in which our first meeting was held. She was a passionate historian and a true individual who lived by her own rules. She and her friends exemplified the ‘new woman’: intelligent, emancipated women who led rich intellectual lives.
We want to honour Jessie’s legacy, and her impact on the RHSV which is still felt over 100 years later, by naming our bequest society after her. The Jessie Webb Society, like its namesake, is there to make a difference and its members understand the power of a legacy.
The Queen Victoria Market Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage and Emotion
Two linked events. QVM: Social Value and Preservation. A conversation between Graeme Davison and Charles Sowerwine followed by a presentation by the artists of Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine’s short animation, Out In The Open, in the historic sheds of the QVM.
The RHSV is delighted to welcome the Astronomical Society of Victoria to the Drill Hall for this event which we are co-presenting. MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY: OUTSTANDING UNIVERSAL SIGNIFICANCE will focus on considerations of the historical role and special heritage significance, the outstanding universal significance of Melbourne Observatory and its potential for UNESCO World Heritage listing nomination. Speakers include: Kristal Buckley AM, Lecturer in Cultural Heritage, Deakin University, Former Vice-President of International ICOMOS and ICOMOS World Heritage Advisor; Dr Barry Clark, the…