Coming Events

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...

Past Events

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

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

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

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...

VALUATION DAY

Sunday 25th August   1 pm - 4 pm VALUATION DAY Check your cupboards and bring along a piece or two to be valued by our experts Richard Gordon – Silver, ceramics, European decorative arts and jewellery. Harry Glenn – Australian pottery & ceramics, Australian jewellery,...

THE CONSTABLE FAMILY

Sunday 15th September   2 pm THE CONSTABLE FAMILY - Three Generations of builders in Hawthorn & Surrounds Guest speaker: Mel Constable If you live in Boroondara, there’s a good chance your home was built by the Constable family. Benjamin and Hannah Constable and their...

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF MELBOURNE

Sunday 13th October   2 pm EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF MELBOURNE Guest speaker: Barney Meyer - panoramic photographer Barney Meyer, photographer and Hidden Melbourne website author, presents an illustrate talk about Melbourne’s early photographers, including Melbourne’s...

JAMES SCOTT’S ROYAL NURSERIES

Sunday 16th June                2 pm JAMES SCOTT'S ROYAL NURSERIES - Michele Adler James Scott's nursery, By Appointment to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, was in Burwood Road from 1853; its greenhouses, ferneries and nursery grounds, a wonder to behold....

BOOKIES, PUNTERS & THE RICHMOND RACECOURSE

Sunday 19th May                2 pm BOOKIES, PUNTERS AND THE RICHMOND RACECOURSE This combined meeting of the Hawthorn and the Richmond & Burnley Historical Societies will explore the world of the race track, its bookmakers, the SP bookies and their families. The...