Wednesday, 8 October 2008

RHSV Lecture - Why is Victoria different?

Speaker: Weston Bate
When: Tuesday 14 October
Where: RHSV 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Time: 5.15 Tea / coffee 5.45 Lecture
Cost: Members free - Non-members $5.50


History Week Talk

This talk emphasises Victoria's fortuitous beginnings, with firstly a pastoral and then a mining boom. Contrasting groups of people and interests had an epic struggle for the power to control development. There was almost a civil war in the 1870s as the predominant goldrush generations tried to break the constitutional stranglehold of conservatives in the Legislative Council.

Radical liberalism, protectionism, emergence of trade unions, development of Marvellous Melbourne in the 1880s, Sydney-Melbourne rivalry, cultural depths, trends in religion are some of the topics to be covered, concluding with why Melbourne is so often cited as Australia's most livable city.

RHSV Lecture - Medicine on the March - Supporting our Services

A shared event with the Shrine of Rememberance.

Weston Bate, Flying Officer during WWII, will facilitate a "making history in the round" session where we invite former Services medical personnel to talk about their experiences during war and peace.

"Making history in the round" becomes a wonderful informal way of gathering the stories of the quieter makers of history - come and participate in this intimate and enjoyable history making experience. The memories will be recorded and stored at the RHSV.

The event will take place at the RHSV in the Officers' Mess of the former Army Medical Drill Hall, an army site from 1866-1988.

Bookings essential - 9326 9288

Gold coin donation. Proceeds to go to the Sir Weary Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Price: Time: 5.15 Refreshments 5.45 Lecture
Date: 16 October 2008
Address: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

Phone: 9326 9288
Email: office@historyvictoria.org.au