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Tales from the MacRobertson International Air Races

March 12, 2021 - March 4, 2022
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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.     

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6:30 pm

Heritage Victoria Presentation with Geoffrey B. Austin

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you interested in hearing about how some of the most curious things get on the Victorian Heritage Register? Join Hobsons Bay City Council and like-minded heritage enthusiasts for an evening presentation by Geoffrey B. Austin, Manager at the Heritage Register at Heritage Victoria, who will be presenting about some of the remarkable and curious

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7:00 pm


October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In partnership with the Genealogical Society of Victoria, the RHSV is holding a free Zoom seminar on one of the jewels in its crown - the Pioneer Register. This will be of great interest to those interested in family history or wanting to know more about this unique collection and how it can help your research. Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager will be delivering the seminar. 

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