“A Typical Victorian Country School” – children tending the garden, c. 1908
This postcard is one of set of 40 recently donated to the RHSV. Titled ‘Victoria – the garden state of Australia’ the set was produced around 1908. The postcards were an advertising tool used by the Victorian Government to encourage migration to Victoria via the Closer Settlement Scheme. Read more...
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria was formed in 1909 and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria.
With the support of a large number of volunteers, the RHSV provides a full program of activities (e.g. lectures, seminars, excursions and exhibitions) for the benefit of members and the general public. The Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, a reviewed journal and books of historical interest.