Coming Events

Kinkora Road Walk Postponed

Kinkora Road Walk Postponed

  EVENT CANCELLED due to COVID restrictions  SUNDAY 22nd August 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...

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...

Past 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

 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.  

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...