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To celebrate Victoria’s centenary in 1934, Macpherson Robertson sponsored a great air race from England to Melbourne. There were originally 20 entrants of which only 12 arrived in Melbourne. The British winning entrants took a whisker under 3 days, the last plane to arrive took some 4 months. The RHSV is mounting an exhibition which takes a close look at the entrants in the races (there were two races run concurrently – a speed race and a handicap race) including the most well-known entrant, the Dutch Uiver.Find out more »
Ever wondered who the past occupants of your house were? Or interested in researching your house history? Come along to this Heritage Help session and learn how to use research tools to find the history of houses and properties in Hobsons Bay and Melbourne.Find out more »
Ever wondered who the past occupants of your house were? Or interested in researching your house history? Come along to this Heritage Help session and learn how to use research tools to find the history of houses and properties in Hobsons Bay and Melbourne. This session will run online.Find out more »
In April 1789 a smallpox plague suddenly broke out at Sydney Cove. It swept around the entire continent and killed up to 70% of the Indigenous peoples in the Sydney area, but only one colonist. Despite the fact that the First Fleet was very well documented, the cause of the pandemic has remained a mystery.Find out more »
2021 DICKINSON LECTURE RECENT ACQUISITIONS FOR THE DECORATIVE ARTS DEPARTMENT AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA Amanda Dunsmore, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts & Antiquities The Kew Historical Society is pleased to announce that the annual Dickinson Lecture for 2021 will be presented by Ms Amanda Dunsmore, of the National Gallery of Victoria.