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Events being run by our friends at local historical societies   29 July 2018 Open House: RHSV HQ – Heritage Listed Drill Hall Tour SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 Time:                 10:00am-4:00pm Cost:                 Free We will be offering tours of our heritage...

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Yesterday Today & Tomorrow – Guided Tour

Guided Tour of the Exhibition Special Members & Friends Event Saturday 21st July 2 pm  We had a good turnout for the tour of the exhibition on Saturday. It will be showing until 26th August (closed Mondays) so don't miss out. We'll also be doing tours of the Town Hall...

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Auburn Footy

Do you love your local footy. james Nicolas has published his long awaited book on the Hawthorn District and Auburn Football Clubs. Order directly from james for $30 plus$4 postage...

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The War Heritage Roadshow

The War Heritage Roadshow is coming to the Melbourne Museum on 21-22 April. This is a free public event where members of the public can learn about how to care for their memorabilia from expert conservators and military historians. Do you have wartime artefacts at...

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Historical Exhibition comes to the Hawthorn Arts Centre

  August 2018 marks 130 years since Thomas Barrett laid the foundation stone of the former Hawthorn Town Hall. This John Beswicke designed building has been the centre of community life since then. It has housed the post and telegraph office, the police...

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Narrapumelap: A Pastoral History

  NARRAPUMELAP : A PASTORAL HISTORY BY J.F. O’DONNELL Member Jenny O’Donnell has produced a beautiful new book about the Western District property Narrapumelap. The launch of the book is to take place at ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA 239 A’BECKETT...

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Friends of the Auburn Tower

The fabulous photographic panoramas from Barney Meyer of Hidden Melbourne were unveiled this evening by Ted Baiilieau for the Friends of the Auburn Tower. What a treat - the view from the observation deck on a beautiful balmy night: 360 degree views of...

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From Mutton to Masterchef

Saturday October 21st 2017, 2 pm Guest Speaker: Jan O'Connell  Jan O’Connell was our guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting on October 21st. Jan’s background in copywriting and advertising has lead to a lifelong fascination with the people and the companies...

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Hawthorn History Seminar a Great Success

There was a packed house  for our Melbourne Mansions seminar on Saturday 19th August. We had four excellent speakers, Prof Miles Lewis, Mark Weller, and Maree and Barbara Wilding whose topics complemented each other well. Prof Lewis spoke about the internal...

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Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

This year's Open House Melbourne was held on the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July and we were pleased to run tours of the Hawthorn Arts Centre in the former Hawthorn Town Hall, to tell it's story. There was tremendous interest from the general public and...

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