Coming Events

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...

Past Events

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,...

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...

WATTLE ROAD WALK

Sunday 14th April                 10.00 am WATTLE ROAD WALK  Wattle Road (previously known as Weinberg Road) is an important part of the history of Hawthorn and the site of early German vignerons. There will be an introductory talk about the history of the area...

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...

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...

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...