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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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10:30 am

Transcribing oral history workshop (online)

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Have you completed some oral history interviews, but aren't sure how to go about transcribing them? Do you have interviews in your library, museum or historical society collection that haven't been transcribed yet? Would you like some guidance on how to go about preparing clear and informative transcripts that will be valuable research tools? If
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11:00 am

Cataloguing Clinic via Zoom with Jillian Hiscock

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The October clinic will focus on different cataloguing systems - so everything from catalogue cards and excel spreadsheets to the more sophisticated specialist software.

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1:00 pm

From Victoria to Beatrice: a brief history of British royal wedding gowns

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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From Victoria to Beatrice: a brief history of British royal wedding gowns   An illustrated look at the history and impact of British royal wedding gowns over the last 170 years, including the styles worn by Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Windsor, the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice. Choices on this celebratory occasion
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