Coming Events

George Coppin: Thespian and Land Investor – Talk

George Coppin: Thespian and Land Investor – Talk

SUNDAY 16th MAY 2 PM.Hawthorn Community Precinct584 Glenferrie RoadHawthorn, 3122 Local historian and Australian history enthusiast Matthew Etty-Leal will be holding a talk on the fascinating and multi-talented George Coppin, remembered as the 'father of Victorian...

The Personal Story of William Buckley – Talk

The Personal Story of William Buckley – Talk

Robert Larkins, author of an insightful new book entitled 'The Personal History of William Buckley, Murrangurk among the first people' will be holding a talk on the fascinating character of William Buckley. Buckley, an ex- British soldier who was transported to...

Kinkora Road Walk

Kinkora Road Walk

Join us for a history walk along one of Hawthorn’s most historic and grand streets. Fantastic opportunity to visit some of the most impressive homes in the state, including 'Shenton'. Once the residence of former Hawthorn Mayor George Swinburne, the stately federation...

Past Events

Talk at Community Precinct

Talk at Community Precinct

Thomas Johnson: Thorny Rose Grower of Hawthorn. The writer of the first book published on rose-growing in Victoria had an extensive rosenursery in Hawthorn. A vocal member of his community, and a thorn in the side of all thosein authority in early Boroondara, Thomas...

Yarra Street History Walk

Yarra Street History Walk

Yarra Street History Walk Join us for a history walk along one of Hawthorn's oldest streets and hear about the area's rich early history. Learn from our guide Elizabeth Love about the diverse people who lived there including a horse cab driver, politicians, architects...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 4 PM Letters to The Editor What can we discover about our history simply by scrolling through the digitized newspapers at TROVE, the online research portal run by the National Library of Australia? Plenty it seems, from quirky entreaties, to...

2020 EVENTS

2020 EVENTS Our events for the remainder of 2020 will be on-line. But keep an eye out for some interesting and fun activities via this website and our Facebook page.  

Yarra Street History Walk

Yarra Street History Walk

Yarra Street History Walk Join us for a history walk along one of Hawthorn's oldest streets and hear about the area's rich early history. Learn from our guide Elizabeth Love about the diverse people who lived there including a horse cab driver, politicians, architects...

The people and changes at Tay Creggan

The people and changes at Tay Creggan

A rare opportunity to see the magnificent heritage listed building, Tay Creggan, and hear from former Strathcona BGGS teacher about the people and changes to this building since architect Guy Purchas commenced building in 1893. 30 Yarra Street, Hawthorn Sunday 9th...

CONVICT ERA POTTERS

CONVICT ERA POTTERS

Sunday 17th November 2.30 pm CONVICT ERA POTTERS - Guest speaker Greg Hill As Melbourne’s inner suburbs developed, so too did the establishment of industries that started manufacturing items locally. Richmond and Hawthorn’s geology provided amazing early resources...

TWILIGHT HISTORY WALK

TWILIGHT HISTORY WALK

Thursday 28th November 6 pm to 7.30 pm TWILIGHT HISTORY WALK Join us for a twilight walk starting and ending at the Rocket Park (Central Gardens). We will explore the wonderful history of Glenferrie. Come along to hear stories of Hawthorn’s social and commercial...

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday 7th December 4 pm to 6 pm For details of our members and friends end of year celebration on 7th December 2019  email us at hawthornhistoricalsociety@gmail.com    or  call 9819 1218