Coming Events

Early Chinese Market Gardens in Melbourne

Early Chinese Market Gardens in Melbourne

        Sunday 1st May 2022  2.00pm Guest Speaker: Terry Young   Hawthorn was home to a number of Chinese market gardens, notably on the Urquhart Estate, but also along the river flats. Terry Young has made a study of the Chinese market gardeners of Melbourne who...

Hawthorn’s Ernest Peacock and Mustafa Kemal in 1918

Hawthorn’s Ernest Peacock and Mustafa Kemal in 1918

Sunday 15th May, 2022    2.00pmGuest Speaker: Dr Adrian Jones OAM Ernest Peacock’s substantial home, Pax, was on the corner of Riversdale and Glenferrie Roads. Dr Adrian Jones is researching  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s speech directed to the mothers of the fallen...

Pre-European Culture in Boroondara

Pre-European Culture in Boroondara

Sunday 26th June 2022    2.00pm   Guest Speaker: Dr Gary Presland Dr Presland is an historian, archaeologist and author, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. He is an authority on Aboriginal history in Melbourne.  He is currently...

Valuation Day

Valuation Day

Sunday 10th July, 2022   2.00pm  Following the success of our Valuation Day in 2019, we will join with Richmond & Burnley Historical Society and the experienced valuers from Charles Leski Auction House who will be on hand to value items of interest you...

Art Deco and Modernism in Australia

Art Deco and Modernism in Australia

Sunday 21st August, 2022   2.00pmGuest Speaker: Robin Grow Robin Grow is President of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia and is the author of several books on the topic, including a history of the Land Titles office (2013), and MELMO – Modernist...

Past Events

Kinkora Road Walk

Kinkora Road Walk

 SUNDAY 6th March 2022 This walk will explore an area of Hawthorn that was first settled by some wealthy landowners. This interesting region was home to many musical, literary and visual artists – some well-known and others less so. The walk includes a part of the...

Hawthorn City Counci and The Boroondara Amalgamation

Hawthorn City Counci and The Boroondara Amalgamation

Sunday 20th March, 2022  2.00pmGuest Speaker: Jane Nathan Jane Nathan was elected onto the Hawthorn City Council in 1987, and was Mayor of Hawthorn in 1990-91.  She has extensive experience through her enormously varied rôles and has established herself as a...

Words and Music – a Music Afternoon

Words and Music – a Music Afternoon

SUNDAY 19th SEPT 2PM.Hawthorn Community Precinct584 Glenferrie RoadHawthorn, 3122  Join us for an exciting musical afternoon featuring live and recorded musical performances as well as a wide range of talks from our members on the rich history of the music scene in...

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

 SUNDAY 18th JULY 2 pm.Hawthorn Community Precinct584 Glenferrie RoadHawthorn, 3122   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...

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.