Monday, 17 February 2014

Observations on the upper classes in Melbourne, 1924-74

Collins Street showing the entrance to the Block Arcade, circa 1913. State Library of Victoria collection No H89.106/13


 RHSV Lecture  -   Tuesday 18 February 2014, 5:15 PM

Distinguished Melbourne historian Paul de Serville will launch the 2014 season of evening
monthly lectures and will speak to the RHSV on ‘Observations on the upper classes in Melbourne, 1924-74’.

Paul de Serville is recognised as an authority on colonial Society, notably in the Port Phillip District and Victoria. His first book, Port Phillip Gentlemen (Oxford University Press 1980), was itself a pioneering study, described at the time as ‘a study of a neglected class and a neglected period in Australian history: the gentlemen colonists of Port Phillip and the society that they created in Melbourne before the gold rushes’.

He followed with a sequel, Pounds and Pedigrees: the Upper Class in Victoria 1850-80 (OUP 1991) – the upper class being described as ‘a mixed bag in terms of origin and upbringing.’

Paul de Serville has the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne and has published several subsequent works of history including histories of the Australian Club in Melbourne and the Weld Club in Perth and of the Riverina station Tubbo. His biography Rolf Boldrewood: a Life was published by Melbourne University Press in 2000. He most recently published The Athenauem Club: a New History of the Early Years. Many of his works include detailed lists and genealogical information that have been widely appreciated by other researchers. Paul de Serville has written for the Victorian Historical Journal and has contributed a dozen entries to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.



Cost: Members Free, Non-Members $10


Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Change to History Victoria Support Group email address - UPDATE


Certain demands were made.


We have been sending out (almost) weekly emails to those people subscribed to our Forums over the past several months as a replacement for the automatic messages from the old “My Connected Community”, discontinued by Vicnet.    These emails help to promote the activities of the RHSV and Affiliated Societies, and provide an opportunity for an exchange of information through the Forums.

Unfortunately gmail has made it difficult for us to continue with them owing to their policy of obliging users to provide mobile numbers, alternative emails, one Google password and a personal name (they didn’t like History Victoria Support Group).

We have therefore switched to an outlook.com email address, so please check your junkmail in case our emails get directed there.

Please continue to add your events to our Calendar and your questions and comments to our Forums.  If you wish to be unsubscribed from our Forums/Calendar/emails, please send an email to office@historyvictoria.org.au. 



Please note that our the RHSV office email remains unchanged, the only change is the email for the weekly notification of events coming up.


Image taken from page 339 of "Rosa Lambert".
http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11043231646/


UPDATE.  The alternative email addie turned out to be as troublesome, if not worse, than the gmail, so we have struggled on and got the gmail working again, so no change for the time being.
I have been sending out (almost) weekly emails to those people subscribed to our Forums over the past several months as a replacement for the automatic messages from the old “My Connected Community”, which was discontinued by Vicnet.    These emails help to promote the activities of the RHSV and Affiliated Societies, and provide an opportunity for an exchange of information through the Forums.
Unfortunately gmail has made it difficult for us to continue with them owing to their policy of obliging users to provide mobile numbers, alternative emails, one Google password and a personal name (they didn’t like History Victoria Support Group).
We have therefore switched to an outlook.com email address, so please check your junkmail in case our emails get directed there.
Please continue to add your events to our Calendar and your questions and comments to our Forums.  If you wish to be unsubscribed from our Forums/Calendar/emails, please send an email to office@historyvictoria.org.au.
Best wishes,

Lenore Frost
Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria
- See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/forums/topic/new-email-for-history-victoria#sthash.IwnoydPn.dpuf
Hello folks,
I have been sending out (almost) weekly emails to those people subscribed to our Forums over the past several months as a replacement for the automatic messages from the old “My Connected Community”, which was discontinued by Vicnet.    These emails help to promote the activities of the RHSV and Affiliated Societies, and provide an opportunity for an exchange of information through the Forums.
Unfortunately gmail has made it difficult for us to continue with them owing to their policy of obliging users to provide mobile numbers, alternative emails, one Google password and a personal name (they didn’t like History Victoria Support Group).
We have therefore switched to an outlook.com email address, so please check your junkmail in case our emails get directed there.
Please continue to add your events to our Calendar and your questions and comments to our Forums.  If you wish to be unsubscribed from our Forums/Calendar/emails, please send an email to office@historyvictoria.org.au.
Best wishes,

Lenore Frost
Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria
- See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/forums/topic/new-email-for-history-victoria#sthash.IwnoydPn.dpuf
Hello folks,
I have been sending out (almost) weekly emails to those people subscribed to our Forums over the past several months as a replacement for the automatic messages from the old “My Connected Community”, which was discontinued by Vicnet.    These emails help to promote the activities of the RHSV and Affiliated Societies, and provide an opportunity for an exchange of information through the Forums.
Unfortunately gmail has made it difficult for us to continue with them owing to their policy of obliging users to provide mobile numbers, alternative emails, one Google password and a personal name (they didn’t like History Victoria Support Group).
We have therefore switched to an outlook.com email address, so please check your junkmail in case our emails get directed there.
Please continue to add your events to our Calendar and your questions and comments to our Forums.  If you wish to be unsubscribed from our Forums/Calendar/emails, please send an email to office@historyvictoria.org.au.
Best wishes,

Lenore Frost
Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria
- See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/forums/topic/new-email-for-history-victoria#sthash.IwnoydPn.dpuf

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

History News - Face2Face

We start the year with a larger (and more colourful) History News with a new editor (Chips Sowerwine),  more feature articles, and a new exhibition called "Face2Face: portraits in the RHSV Collection into the 1940s".  The exhibition opens at 5 pm on Tuesday 18 March.  See the invitation in History News, which is now available on our website

Following the opening of the exhibition, at 6 pm Professor Richard Broome of La Trobe University, and a member of the RHSV Council, will present a lecture, "Aboriginal Activism and the Aborigines Advancement League".

RSVP by Friday 14 March by ringing  9326 9288 or email office@historyvictoria.org.au.