Saturday, 31 August 2013
|Robyn Annear and former RHSV President Andrew Lemon discuss Bearbrass, published 20 years ago.|
The Iron House: Jane Cannan and the Rush to Melbourne. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/events/book-launch-the-iron-house-jane-cannan-and-the-rush-to-melbourne#sthash.9wmfDCuA.dpuf
Monday, 26 August 2013
History Week is back on the
calendar for its sixth year in 2013.
Last year there were almost 300 events
presented for History Week 2012. Historical
Societies as far apart as Warrnambool,
Shepparton and Mallacoota took part in
Many societies report an increase in visitor
numbers during the week, whilst most have
the lasting benefit of an increase in research
inquiries and networks
from the increased
Please be part of the week and be part of this
showcase for local history in Victoria.
Event details can be submitted online at www.historyweek.org.au.
Please follow the link on the home page to access the submission form.
There are lots of new titles on our book store shelves. Be sure to have a look the next time you are at the RHSV.
|Flyers in time: pioneer aviation in country Victoria, by Kevin O'Reilly.|
|Valuable Steps: a history of physical |
education in Victoria, by Garry Powell.
|The Borough and its People: Port Melbourne 1839 - 1939, by|
|Harvester City: the making of multi-cultural Sunshine, 1839-1975, by Olwen Ford.|
Monday, 19 August 2013
|Photo courtesy of Yarra Libraries.|
Criminal networks were Squizzy Taylor's milieu - if only he had tried Australia's Community Heritage network!
The website allows you to create an individual profile or a group identity so you can enter information about places, people and historical events in Australia. For example, you might like to tell the story of how your ancestors came to Australia. While this is not a family history website, there are many Australians who have made a difference since they came to this country and telling their story is a way to get this known. You can also comment on stories and post notices about upcoming events related to your group’s activities.
The website is an initiative of the Australian Government department with responsibility for heritage, (the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) to engage people in heritage more widely across Australian communities. The website is supported by the Australian Council of National Trusts and the Federation of Australian Historical Societies.
|The Melbourne Open House banner fluttered bravely on a crisp Melbourne winter day.|
|The MOH volunteers gave visitors a warm welcome in the foyer.|
|Our new President, Associate Professor Don Garden was on hand to chat to visitors|
|Visitors spent some time browsing through the "Right Royal" exhibition.|