Coming Events

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday 9th December For details of our members and friends end of year celebration on 9th December 2018 email us at hawthornhistoricalsociety@gmail.com    or  call 9819 1218...

HAWKS MUSEUM VISIT

Saturday 9th February               2.30 pm VISIT TO THE HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB MUSEUM - in case you're missing the footy! Since they were the MAYBLOOMS, Hawthorn Football Club has been at the centre of much of the life of Hawthorn for over a century. Many recall...

Past Events

Willoughby Bean

Saturday 17th November                2 pm "Rev Willoughby Bean - Not Your Usual Pioneer" LOREEN CHAMBERS In the Boroondara Cemetery there is a dilapidated but once elegant headstone lying unnoticed in the grass. Willoughby Bean (1801 - 1875) grew up in France in a...

YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW

YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW Exhibition runs until 26th August Don't miss this interesting exhibition of photos & memorabilia. Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Exhibition runs from Saturday 7th July – Sunday 26th August Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm...

Unlocking the Secrets of PROV

Saturday 18th August                10 am to 4 pm The Public Records Office of Victoria has millions of records in its archives; wills, land records, school registers, criminal proceedings... Rich pickings if you know where to look. On Saturday 18th August, Mark...

Tour of Boroondara Cemetery

Saturday 15th September               10 am  Tony Michael will once again be our guide to tell the stories of those buried in the Boroondara cemetery in Kew. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the corner of High Street and...

Taking it One Week at a Time

Saturday 17th February                   2 pm Love footy? Love social history? Our first talk of the year we are thrilled to have James Nicolas unfold the histories of the Auburn Football Club and the  Hawthorn Amateur Football Club. James Nicolas has a love of...

Scotch College in Hawthorn

Saturday 17th March                   2 pm Guest Speaker: Paul Mishura - Scotch College Archivist. Hawthorn Glen was the original home of Scotch College when it moved from East Melbourne. Learn more about this school, which has been a part of Hawthorn since 1916. ...

Early Films Made in Melbourne – Chris Long

Saturday 21st April                   2 pm Chris Long has been researching the history of film, radio and the gramophone for many years.  He will convey some of his extraordinary knowledge of film, particularly films made in Melbourne and of our city’s important movie...