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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...

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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 –...

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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...

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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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Purchase of Kawarau Book

Great read – this interesting book is about Kawarau the historic house on Tooronga Road . It has had a fascinating history and owners as diverse as Moran and Cato head, Frederick Cato to chef Stephanie Alexander. Obtain your copy from author Jenny...

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Telling Tales

We are looking forward to this event at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Friday. Telling Tales explores our relationship with our city – what memories,stories and experiences help us a sense of...

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Michael O’Grady – Hawthorn History video

Have you ever wondered about the beginnings of our municipality and who was important in shaping our fledgling community? Then our new history video on Michael O’Grady will be of interest. This is intended to be the first in a series of short informative...

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Melbourne Day

The Royal Historical Society is celebrating Melbourne Day with a tour of the Flagstaff gardens and lecture – The Natural History of Melbourne, by Dr. Gary Presland, at 1.00pm Tuesday 30th August. Bookings – ring RHSV on 9236...

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