Monday, 21 July 2014

22 July last day of the 2014 RHSV Booksale

Ex Libris.  Artist:  Zbigniew Lubicz-Miszewski.  Licensed under Wikimedia Commons.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July 2014 will be the last day of the booksale.  We thank all our volunteers who helped on the day of the sale and during the preceding months; the members who came and bought books; and the book-buying public.  We hope to see you all again next year - and bring your friends!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Victories Community History Awards 2014 - entries close soon!

Entries for the Victorian Community History Awards 2014
close at 5 pm on Friday 1 August.  
 Only 12 postal delivery days left, so don't delay, get your entry in the post now, or you can hand-deliver it to the RHSV Headquarters, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

RHSV Annual Booksale 2014 - UPDATE


The booksale has been a great success for the RHSV  - and for the people who got some great bargains.  The sale will continue at the RHSV Headquarters for the rest of the week - there are still plenty of bargains to be had, so come and check out the books between 10 am and 4 pm (3 pm Fridays) at least until next Wednesday.  

Thursday, 19 June 2014

RHSV Booksale 10am–3pm, Saturday 12 July 2014

Here’s a rare chance to acquire rare books. The RHSV has just secured books from  the collections of the well-read, including the celebrated Prof. A.G.L. Shaw LibraryMany of these wonderful books have been selected for inclusion in the RHSV Collection. The remainder, including rare out-of-print Victorian local history books, will be sold at our  annual Book Sale, open to non-members and the public.
OR: Enjoy first choice of these treasures at A
on Thursday 10 July from 5 – 7 pm.
RSVP: or 93269288 
(Not a member? Simply join now or anytime before or on the Pre-Sale night  either in person, by phone or at

10am–3pm, Saturday 12 July at
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 9326 9288

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

June 2014 History News

The June 2014 issue of History News is now available to be downloaded from the RHSV website.

The mail issue, along with the new volume of Victorian Historical Journal, is on its way.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Farewell to a Fabulous RHSV Volunteer

Today we regretfully farewelled a long-term volunteer, former Councillor, and Fellow of the RHSV, Judith Bilszta.   Past President Professor Weston Bate gave an appreciation of the many talents and great contribution of Judith for over 30 years.  Several retired volunteers came to enjoy hearing Judith deservedly praised, as well as the many current volunteers, and past and present Councillors.  We hope we will still see plenty of her at our regular functions and events.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

RHSV Awards of Merit 2013

Newly elected RHSV Vice-President Professor Richard Broome presented Laurie Burchell with an RHSV Award of Merit for outstanding work with the Coburg and Waverley Historical Society.  Professor Broome is pictured here at the AGM with Laurie Burchell and his wife Pat Burchell.

The Annual General Meeting was held at the RHSV on Tuesday evening.  Each year Awards of Merit are given to people who have given meritorious service to their societies, which are affiliated with the RHSV.  These people are nominated by their own societies to be given recognition for that service.  On Tuesday the following people were given Awards of Merit.

Roger Trudgeon – Ballarat Historical Society

Dorothy Benyei – Kew Historical Society

Val Sheehan – Lilydale & District Historical Society

Di Reidie – Brighton Historical Society

Laurie Burchell – Coburg & Waverley Historical Societies

Reg & Mary Kenealy – Maysville & District Historical Society

 These awards have been presented annually since 1988.  You can see a full list on our website.

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the RHSV Award of Merit.