Monday, 17 September 2012

Tales from Abroad

RHSV Lecture: Tales from Abroad – Studying Local History in the UK - Joan Hunt.

Tuesday 18th September

Time: Refreshments 5.15pm, Lecture 5.45pm.
Cost: Members Free. Non-Members $10.00.
Bookings: Can be made at, or by phone on 9326 9288.

After retirement in early 2011, Joan and Gary Hunt treated themselves to 13 months living in Warwickshire, where Joan applied to undertake an Advanced Diploma in Local History through Oxford University.

This talk will present and discuss the two modules of the one-year study, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation showing the various Oxfordshire villages which were case studies used to interpret the medieval and early modern sources under investigation.

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Something for everyone at the book sale!

We've got local history, Australian history, world history, biography, poetry, science, education, psychology, philosophy, cooking, craft, natural science, new age, geography, bibliography, novels, plays, tapes, CDs, childrens' books - everything you can think of.

We have lots of books at bargain prices, so come along and re-stock your bookshelves on Sunday 9 September 10 am to 4 pm, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Discover the wonder of Victoria's past

This year's History Week, from 21 to 28 October, will be bigger and better than ever.  Why not submit your event to the official History Week Calendar?    There are many events already listed, there from the stately to the quirky.  Discover the wonder of Victoria's past by participating in one event or many.  New events are going up all the time, so be sure to visit the Calendar more than once to plan your exciting history week.

The September History News is out now

The latest issue of History News is now available on our website.  It is jam packed with news and events including History Week; RHSV second hand book sale; RHSV Foundation wine drive; the addition of McPherson Robertson glass slides to our collection; an RHSV Conference and Dinner; 'The Secret Life of an RHSV Volunteer'; HistoryPin; National Trust App: 'Lost! Melbourne's Lost 100'; Cataloguing and Collection Management; National Trust Heritage Festival 2013;  GVEHO grants; welcome to RHSV Local History Librarian; and last but certainly not least, Around the Societies.

Out and about in Cranbourne, 2012

RHSV Executive Officer Kate Prinsley at the Expo.
The South Eastern Regional and Family History Expo went off with a bang on Saturday with plenty of keen local and family historians in attendance.  The RHSV had a table, with Kate Prinsley assisted by Jenny Coates, Lenore Frost, and Lorraine James.  We promoted our collection, the coming book fair and of course History Week. We hope you've got the last two in your diary.