Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Temporary closure of Manuscript Collection

Due to renovations in the Manuscript Room, the manuscript collection will be unavailable until Monday 10 May.

Anzac Day holiday

The RHSV will be closed for the Anzac Day holiday on Monday 26 April.

Friday, 2 April 2010

RHSV Centenary Garden Party images

View a slideshow of the RHSV Centenary Garden Party held in November 2009.

RHSV Lunchtime Lecture - Beyond the facade - Flinders Street, more than just a railway station

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.

RHSV Lunchtime Lecture - Robert Law - the man, the collection, the exhibition

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.

RHSV Lecture - A black apron view of history?

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.