Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Gifts and Holiday reads at the RHSV

The new History Victoria Online Bookshop was launched during History Week by Maree Coote, a former winner of the Victorian Community History Award in 2012 for her book The Art of Being Melbourne.  A feature of the launch was the large number of the entries in the 2014 awards, available for purchase in our Online catalogue.  You are also welcome to come in and browse the selection on display. 

If you wish to purchase a book online, please do so soon, as we won't be able to guarantee delivery before Christmas if you leave it too late.  If time is short, pop in and buy them over the counter, at 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne, near Flagstaff Station.

Click here to view our History Victoria Online catalogue.

You can also download a complete list of entries, with descriptions, in the 2014 Victorian Community History Awards.  Not all of these are available for sale - you will need to check the catalogue.

December 2014 History News now available

You can download the most recent issue of History News from the RHSV website.    Please note that the RHSV headquarters will be closed from 23 December 2014 and re-open on 12 January 2015.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Soldier Boys launched at the Drill Hall

With some World War 1 era songs to put us in the mood, Max Waugh's book on Soldier Boys: the militarisation of Australian and New Zealand Schools for World War 1 was launched at the Drill Hall by RHSV President Don Garden on Tuesday 18 November. 

Afterwards the guests adjourned to the Officers' Mess upstairs and enjoyed a panel discussion with Max Waugh, Russell Robinson (author of Khaki Crims and Desperadoes), moderated by Past RHSV President Andrew Lemon. 

Soldier Boys is available at the RHSV bookshop, but Khaki Crims is not at present.

Monday, 10 November 2014

VCHA 2014 Historical Interpretation Award Commendations

The winners in each category of the Victorian Community History Awards 2014 have already been posted to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria website.
The following posts list the entries which were Commended by the Judges.
Coastal Guide to Nature and History Port Phillip Bay, by Graham Patterson.

Coranderrk: we will show the country, by Giordano Nanni and Andrea James,.

A Way With the Fairies: the lost story of sculptor Ola Cohn. An autobiography, by Barbara Lemon, editor.

Art Behind the Wire: the untold story of refugee families interned in Australia during the Second World War, by Melinda Mockridge.

Friday, 7 November 2014

VCHA 2014 Multimedia History Award Commendations

St Paul's Cathedral App

Ballarat & District Genealogical Society website
Queen Victoria Women's Centre Centenarty Digital Timeline
Nepean Historical Society website
Special Commendation
Young Historians
(Students from years 3-13)
Recreating Gallipoli (DVD)
Wangaratta West Primary School 3/4C

VCHA 2014 Collaborative Community History Award Commendations

The Church on the Hill: a centenary history of St Brigid's, Crossley, and its Irish-Australian community, by Helen Doyle and others.

Middle Park: from swamp to suburb, by Jackey Tidey, editor.

An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia - case studies, by Ian D Clark, editor.

The Grand Mansions of Essendon and District, 1880-1892, by Mary Cahill, editor.

Acheron: a history of the district, by Elaine Furniss, Andrea Turner and others.

VCHA 2014 - Local History Project Award Commendations

 Thompson's Foundry Castlemaine: Drawing and Archival Collection 1875 -1974, located at the Maldon Village Vintage Machinery Museum.

Ballarat Benevolent Aslum Registers of Inmates 12860 - 1880, by Brett Weinberg.

The Last Matron of Coranderrk: Natalie Robarts's Diary of the Final Years of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, 1909-1924, by Ian D Clark.

Remember Our Nurses: the service and sacrifice of Bendigo nurses in World War One, by Murray Poustie.