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Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

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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Sir John Monash

Ted Baillieu will be speaking on Thursday night about the decorated military commander Sir John Monash and his career as one of Victoria's most successful and distinguished engineers. 8pm in the Hawthorn Community  Precinct. Hosted by the Camberwell Historical...

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Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

We are fortunate to have 4 copies for sale of the wonderfully successful book Remembering Melbourne 1850- 1960 which was published last year by the Royal Historical Society and is now in very short supply. This 366 page book is full of fantastic photographs, text and...

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Yarra Street Walk

Yarra Street Walk

Yarra Street - one of the earliest streets in Hawthorn. Learn about the history of the area and enjoy a leisurely stroll whilst looking at the wonderful houses like "Zetland". This is Hawthorn Historical Society's first History Street Walk for 2017.   Don't miss it!...

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John Beswicke – his contribution to Melbourne architecture

John Beswicke – his contribution to Melbourne architecture

Did you ever wonder who designed some of those magnificent buildings in the historic Auburn Village? Share a wine or cocktail whilst listening to a few words from Ken Bethell about his grandfather the Hawthorn heritage architect John Beswicke. Djangos wine bar - 129...

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Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Now available a new book of photographs depicting Melbourne and its suburbs as it was in years gone by. Includes a feature on Hawthorn's lost places. Purchase from RHSV office@historyvictoria.org.au or 93269288. Cost $35 or $55 if posted.

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Purchase of Kawarau Book

Great read - this interesting book is about Kawarau the historic house on Tooronga Road . It has had a fascinating history and owners as diverse as Moran and Cato head, Frederick Cato to chef Stephanie Alexander. Obtain your copy from author Jenny O'Donnell...

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Michael O’Grady – Hawthorn History video

Have you ever wondered about the beginnings of our municipality and who was important in shaping our fledgling community? Then our new history video on Michael O'Grady will be of interest. This is intended to be the first in a series of short informative presentations...

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Melbourne Day

The Royal Historical Society is celebrating Melbourne Day with a tour of the Flagstaff gardens and lecture - The Natural History of Melbourne, by Dr. Gary Presland, at 1.00pm Tuesday 30th August. Bookings - ring RHSV on 9236 9288

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Virtually There !

Barney's Meyer's talk was wonderful at our recent History Event Re-Living Hawthorn Memories. A fascinating presentation during which he very generously shared the interactive Virtual Tours he had created for the National Trust, 3D virtually there views of Melbourne's...

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