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Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

This year's Open House Melbourne was held on the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July and we were pleased to run tours of the Hawthorn Arts Centre in the former Hawthorn Town Hall, to tell it's story. There was tremendous interest from the general public and...

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Telegrams, Torpedos & Test Pilots

The Friends of Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery will  be conducting another of their excellent tours on SUNDAY 21st MAY at 2 pm. Cost is $10 (unless you are a FOBKC member). Some more stories you may not have heard before! There are limited places. You can pay on the day but...

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Sir John Monash

Ted Baillieu will be speaking on Thursday night about the decorated military commander Sir John Monash and his career as one of Victoria's most successful and distinguished engineers. 8pm in the Hawthorn Community  Precinct. Hosted by the Camberwell Historical...

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Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

We are fortunate to have 4 copies for sale of the wonderfully successful book Remembering Melbourne 1850- 1960 which was published last year by the Royal Historical Society and is now in very short supply. This 366 page book is full of fantastic photographs, text and...

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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 2017.   Don't miss it!...

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The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew

James Nicolas has written an entertaining story about the contribution of Grace and Jim Tabulo to their community, with exhibitions, concerts and celebrations. The wonderful couple, in the postwar era, opened their family home as a tourist attraction for children in...

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Kew Illustrated

A new exhibition drawn from the collection of the Kew Historical Society, opens on level 1 of the former Police Station at the Kew Court House. 188 High St Kew. The exhibition features the complete set of twelve panoramas of Kew commissioned in 1891 by Sir Henry de...

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John Beswicke – his contribution to Melbourne architecture

Did you ever wonder who designed some of those magnificent buildings in the historic Auburn Village? Share a wine or cocktail whilst listening to a few words from Ken Bethell about his grandfather the Hawthorn heritage architect John Beswicke. Djangos wine bar - 129...

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Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Now available a new book of photographs depicting Melbourne and its suburbs as it was in years gone by. Includes a feature on Hawthorn's lost places. Purchase from RHSV office@historyvictoria.org.au or 93269288. Cost $35 or $55 if posted.

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Searching for School Records

Are you interested in investigating old school records? This workshop at the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS) on 27th November could be for...

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