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RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs

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239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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July 2019

Dr Andrew Lemon on Treasures from the RHSV Collection.

July 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Free 15 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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For Rare Book Week a lunch-time lecture. The RHSV began assembling its library collection from the time of its inception in 1909 and it also incorporated, in the 1920s, the library of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victoria) which formed in 1883. Former president of the RHSV and well-known professional historian, Dr Andrew Lemon, will speak on some of his favourite items and oddities from the collection which is the largest and richest collection of Victorian history outside those…

The Blackburns. Private Lives, Public Ambition. A lecture by Caroline Rasmussen

July 16 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10 – $20 45 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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When socialist barrister and aspiring member of parliament Maurice Blackburn met Doris Hordern, ardent feminist and campaign secretary to Vida Goldstein, neither had marriage in their imagined futures. But they fell in love - and together, they shook Australia. Caroline Rasmussen talks about her latest book, The Blackburns Private Lives, Public Ambition.

Victoria’s Earliest Potteries

July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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$10 – $20 23 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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We are delighted that Gregory Hill, a leading authority on both Australian Colonial Pottery and Australian Art Pottery, will be delivering a lunch-time lecture on Victoria’s Earliest Potteries. 

August 2019

Celebrating Engineering History: a mini-conference

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$20 – $30 34 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Victoria has many outstanding world-leading engineering works, but many of these achievements are not well documented, or have been forgotten, and need to be celebrated. Four papers will be presented focussing on the history of some of the significant engineering works in Victoria.

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