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Friends of the Auburn Tower

The fabulous photographic panoramas from Barney Meyer of Hidden Melbourne were unveiled this evening by Ted Baiilieau for the Friends of the Auburn Tower. What a treat - the view from the observation deck on a beautiful balmy night: 360 degree views of...

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From Mutton to Masterchef

Saturday October 21st 2017, 2 pm Guest Speaker: Jan O'Connell  Jan O’Connell was our guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting on October 21st. Jan’s background in copywriting and advertising has lead to a lifelong fascination with the people and the companies...

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Hawthorn History Seminar a Great Success

There was a packed house  for our Melbourne Mansions seminar on Saturday 19th August. We had four excellent speakers, Prof Miles Lewis, Mark Weller, and Maree and Barbara Wilding whose topics complemented each other well. Prof Lewis spoke about the internal...

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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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