Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Robyn Annear Melbourne Day Podcast

Robyn Annear at the RHSV on Melbourne Day
If you were unable to be at Robyn Annear's Melbourne talk at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria on 20 August, you can listen to the podcast.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Picture of the Month September 2013

Australian Rules
The Slipstream, January 1930 cover and an advertisement for aviators’ flying equipment
Football match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, c. 1880. Etching reproduced from ‘Victoria and it’s Metropolis: Past and Present, Volume 1′,  McCarron, Bird & Co. Publishers, Melbourne, 1888 (RHSV Collection – PHN-00225).

This unique game of football has been described variously as ‘. . . the greatest game in the world’ and ‘. . . a violent collision sport’. It was codified in 1859, having been gradually formulated in the same decade – making ‘Aussie Rules’ one of the oldest codes of football in the world. Read more...