Saturday, 31 August 2013

New in the RHSV Bookshop

Recently launched book, The Iron House:  Jane Cannan and the Rush to Melbourne is available at the RHSV bookshop, for $44.90 and $7.50  pack & postage.

Celebrating Melbourne Day 2013 at the RHSV

Robyn Annear and former RHSV President Andrew Lemon discuss Bearbrass, published 20 years ago.

Crescy Cannan’s book 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.uhDFoJBY.dpuf
Professor Miles Lewis launches The Iron House: Jane Cannan and the Rush to Melbourne
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
Crescy Cannan’s book 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.uhDFoJBY.dpuf
Crescy Cannan’s book 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.uhDFoJBY.dpuf
A good crowd enjoyed Melbourne Day festivities at the RHSV, beginning with Professor Miles Lewis launching a new book by Crescy Cannan, The Iron House: Jane Cannan and the Rush to Melbourne, followed by a lecture by Robyn Annear about her book about the early history of Melbourne Bearbrass, first published twenty 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

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Monday, 26 August 2013

Line up to explore Victoria’s past!

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
the week.

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
publicity.

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.

New in the RHSV book shop

 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
Margaret and Graham Bride.
































Harvester City: the making of multi-cultural Sunshine, 1839-1975, by Olwen Ford.





Monday, 19 August 2013

Have a Squizzy at this!

Photo courtesy of Yarra Libraries.
Criminal networks were Squizzy Taylor's milieu - if only he had tried Australia's Community Heritage  network!
 
The Community Heritage website is a place where individuals and groups can share information and stories about Australia’s heritage. The purpose of the website is to encourage the collection and sharing of information, stories and anecdotes related to people, places and events that have contributed to Australia’s heritage.

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.

Register now!

Melbourne Open House at the Drill Hall, 28 July 2013


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.

The "Right Royal" Exhibition will come to an end on 30 August, so you have only 9 more viewing days before it closes.