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RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs

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239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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January 2020

Workshop: Born Digital Documents

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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$30 – $50 14 tickets left
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 23 tickets left
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"…

John Marshall and Bounty Migration to Port Phillip

February 18 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison AO, Chair of the History Council of Victoria, will launch Dr Liz Rushen's book, John Marshall: Shipowner, Lloyd's reformer and emigration agent. After the launch, Dr Rushen will deliver a paper which explores the significant role John Marshall played in the white settlement of the Port Phillip District. When Port Phillip was first opened up for settlement, Marshall was Britain’s most active emigration agent: in the three years 1839-1841, he sent 21 ships containing nearly 5000 bounty…

April 2020

Law, Lawyers and La Trobe

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$35 – $50 80 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The A G L Shaw lecturer in 2020 will be leading legal history scholar, Dr Simon Smith AM FRHSV, who recently published "Solicitors and the Law Institute in Victoria 1835-2019: Pathway to a Respected Profession."  Simon Smith is an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University. He was Vice-President of the RHSV in 2009-2011.

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