Historical Exhibition comes to the Hawthorn Arts Centre

Historical Exhibition comes to the Hawthorn Arts Centre

  August 2018 marks 130 years since Thomas Barrett laid the foundation stone of the former Hawthorn Town Hall. This John Beswicke designed building has been the centre of community life since then. It has housed the post and telegraph office, the police lock-up...
Narrapumelap: A Pastoral History

Narrapumelap: A Pastoral History

  NARRAPUMELAP : A PASTORAL HISTORY BY J.F. O’DONNELL Member Jenny O’Donnell has produced a beautiful new book about the Western District property Narrapumelap. The launch of the book is to take place at ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA 239 A’BECKETT STREET,...
Friends of the Auburn Tower

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 Hawthorn...
From Mutton to Masterchef

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...
Hawthorn History Seminar a Great Success

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...
Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

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...