Henry Gyles Turner, 1910. Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria Collection
Henry Gyles Turner was a foundation member of the RHSV, president of the Melbourne Public Library, big banker, historian and passionate book collector. Dr Andrew Lemon delivered a lecture this afternoon entitled 'Paying a Visit to Henry Gyles Turner, (1831-1920)'. The lecture was one of a series of events organised for Melbourne Rare Book Week 2013.
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.