Coming Events

The Rise and decline of the Boroondara Urban Landscape

Join us on Saturday 22nd for Ian Hundley’s talk and discussion about the urban landscape changes that have taken place in Boroondara over the decades – a different but important perspective on our history and built...

Past Events

Yarra Street Walk

Yarra Street – one of the earliest streets in Hawthorn. Learn about the history of the area and enjoy a leisurely stroll whilst looking at the wonderful houses like “Zetland”. This is Hawthorn Historical Society’s first History Street Walk for...

Flowers and Gardens in Embroidery and Needlework

A feast for the eyes. Sunday 13th November 2.00pm – Lindy Bajurnow and Nadia Malaspina bring their creative experience and historical knowledge to provide us with a wonderful display. A short presentation will reveal the back-story of their creations and the...

HHS End of Year Drinks

Join us to celebrate another great year for the Society at the historic Auburn Hotel (once called the Geebung Polo Club) in the afternoon of Sunday 4th December 4 pm to 6 pm. it’s a chance to meet and welcome our new members but all friends welcome...

Kawarau Book Launch

Jenny O’Donnell has written a very informative book about the history of the house Kawarau in Tooronga Road and the people who lived there including Moran and Cato founder Frederick Cato and the renowned Stephanie Alexander. It is certainly a good read and has...

Some Pioneers of Early Melbourne

From an ‘unnamed little shanty town’ in 1836, the village grew to be Melbourne the golden capital of a newly-created colony in 1851. The physical development of this unprepossessing place on the banks of the Yarra was to become, however, the home for some intrepid,...

Glenferrie Road Festival

Sunday 5th March 10 am to 4 pm Glenferrie Road Festival is always a fun day. Come down and say hello. We will be just outside Mountfords Shoe Store at 763 Glenferrie Road  with walks. photos and things to interest old and young. Find out Who Lived in My House? or...

Reliving Hawthorn Memories

Saturday 20th August 1.00pm to 4.15pm $5.00 A fabulous afternoon of short talks, displays and film; including the screening of Living Hawthorn with stills from the 1906 film shown alongside images of the same scenes in 1979 and 2016.  Another highlight will be...

Boroondara Cemetery Tour

Saturday 3rd September 12.00pm $5.00 We have scheduled a tour of Boroondara Cemetery in Kew with local history buff Tony Michael, for 12.00pm on Saturday 3rd September. Tony will help inform us of the history of the first cemetery in the area and tell us some of the...

Hawthorn Historical Society AGM

Saturday 22nd October 2.30pm Free Following a short business meeting we will be treated to a talk by Ian Smith from the Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia. Come and hear about some of Hawthorn’s iconic entertainment venues and then join us for...