Speaker: Jenny Davies Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne When: Thursday 22 April Time: 12.30 pm tea/coffee - 1.00 pm Lecture Cost: Members free - Non-members $5.50
2010 is the centenary of the opening of Flinders Street Railway Station. Jenny Davies will tell the station's story including some of the thousands of memories of those who worked, played or visited the station during the past 100 years. A series of photographs and the projection of digital images will accompany her talk.
The exhibition, Beyond the Facade, will open at the RHSV in May.
Speaker: Tony Aplin Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne When: Tuesday 20 April Time: 12.30 tea/coffee - 1.00 pm Lecture Cost: Members free - Non-members $5.50
Tony Aplin will speak about the Robert Law exhibition, Minted Melbourne, currently at the RHSV. The talk will include information about Law's military service as well as an insight ito his public and private life.
Prior to a guided tour of the exhibition, members and visitors will be treated to a ' behind the scenes' story of the manner in which the exhibition was staged as well as the possibility of viewing further images from the collection.
The Annual CJ La Trobe / Royal Historical Society of Victoria Lecture Speaker: Bev Roberts When: Tuesday 13 April Place: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne Time: 6.00 pm refreshments - 6.45 Lecture Cost: $20.00 Bookings essential: 9326 9288
Bev Roberts discusses the lives of two remarkable pioneers - Anne Drysdale and Caroline Newcombe - in the context of what might be called the 'black apron' view of history. These independent single women worked on Anne's successful squatting run and played active parts in the early life of the Geelong region.
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.