Wednesday, 12 August 2015

New in the History Victoria bookshop

 
An Oak on Maiden Hill: an archaeology of the Victorian goldfields, 1850-1900,  by Ron Southern.
 
 
Water and Gold: interpreting the landscape of Creswick Creek, by Peter Davies, Susan Lawrence & Jodi Turnbull
 

Croydon Inside and Out, by Geoff Arnott, John Hutchinson, Les Hutchinson and Steve McGoldrick.


St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. By James Grant
 
See our online History Victoria Bookshop catalogue for further details.
An Oak on Maiden Hill: an archaeology of the Victorian goldfields, 1850-1900. By Ron Southern - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/shop/an-oak-on-maiden-hill-an-archaeology-of-the-victorian-goldfields-1850-1900-by-ron-southern#sthash.6KWEY3Gb.dpuf
An Oak on Maiden Hill: an archaeology of the Victorian goldfields, 1850-1900. By Ron Southern - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/shop/an-oak-on-maiden-hill-an-archaeology-of-the-victorian-goldfields-1850-1900-by-ron-southern#sthash.6KWEY3Gb.dpuf

New RHSV Patron, the Honourable Linda Dessau

The new Governor of Victoria,  Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau, AM
The Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau, AM, has kindly accepted the invitation of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.  to become our Patron. We will be looking for an opportunity to invite her to the Drill Hall.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

MacPherson Robertson Exhibition Launch, July 2015

A fun and chocolate-filled occasion was enjoyed by members and others at the recent launch of the new RHSV exhibition, "Nail Can to Knighthood", featuring the private and public life of MacPherson Robertson, the Knight of the MacPherson's chocolate label.  Here are some of the folk who attended.
MacPherson Robertson, centre, listening intently to the formal part of the evening.






 
   

The Exhibition is open each Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, except Fridays (10 to 3 pm), until 18 December.   

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Cooking for Copyright

Anne Raddacliffe's cupcakes, courtesy of the Cooking for Copyright Facebook
The Australian Library and Information Association has launched a campaign to change copyright law which restricts the publication of previously unpublished material in libraries and archives.  This is clearly an important issue for researchers everywhere, so do what you can to support them.   Here is a link to explain the campaign.   Friday 31 July is Cooking for Copyright Day.  See what your local library is doing to support the campaign.   Use the Twitter hashtag   #cookingforcopyright  

Cooking for Copyright

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Friday, 24 July 2015

The Annual AGL Shaw and Latrobe Society Lecture

Left to right:  Don Garden, Madonna Grehan, and Diane Reilly
Each year the Royal Historical Society is the venue the combined AGL Shaw Lecture  and the La Trobe Society Lecture, featuring some aspect of the history of Victoria in the time of Charles Joseph La Trobe.

In June his year Dr Madonna Grehan spoke about "Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Regulation of Everyday Life:  Implementing the Births, Deaths an Marriages Act".
RHSV President Don Garden introduces the lecture with an explanation of the
background to the annual combined lecture.

If you were unable to attend the lecture in June, the podcast of Dr Grehan's talk is available from the RHSV website.  Dr Grehan's lecture goes a long way to explaining the difficiulties in obtaining birth, death and marriage records in that early period, and it is well worth hearing.
Madonna Grehan speaking to a very attentive audience at the RHSV.


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Aboriginal histories at the RHSV bookshop





 
 Or you can visit us for a browse at 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne (cnr William St)

Friday, 3 July 2015

Online Exhibition of RHSV Scrapbooks

Part of the scrapbook collection. 
The Scrapbook Collection of the RHSV is quirky and interesting, and now you can have a taster on them in a new Online Exhibition at our website.
 
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection.
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/online-exhibitions#sthash.7qB2fwVi.dpuf
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/online-exhibitions#sthash.7qB2fwVi.dpuf
 
A scrapbook devoted to immigrant ships.
This one features articles about squatting families.