Events

Restoring the Victorian Trades Hall Council – A Virtual Tour

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With support from the government's Living Heritage Program, architect Lovell Chen has been undergoing conservation, refurbishment, and adaptation works at Melbourne's Trades Hall. The restoration project primarily focuses on bringing the community into the building and helping make it relevant to the traditional users and community at large. The Victorian Trades Hall Council is one of […]

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Australian Centre for Public History – Research videos

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The Australian Centre for Public History (ACPH) is a critical hub for public history in Australia. They provide a hub for history at UTS and through our research and activities, we seek to promote the practice and understanding of public history within academia and the broader community. Their YouTube channel is a wealth of knowledge, […]

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Broadford People of Yesteryear

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Everyday during history month, we will feature families that have resided or helped develop Broadford into the township it is today. Every day a different letter of the alphabet, starting with Z ( they are always the last for everything, but we aim to change that) and finishing with A. It will be on our […]

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Drought, flood, heat, dust: living with extremes in arid Australia

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Dr Rebecca Jones, CH Currey Fellow 2020, explores historical adaptations to extreme weather in arid Australia. This talk explores the physical and emotional effects of extreme weather on settlers in arid, inland Australia in the early twentieth century, and the ways in which these people adapted to climatic challenges. Diaries and medical records of nurses and doctors from the Australian Inland Mission and the Flying Doctor Services (1900s to 1950s) provide rich insight into the experiences of drought, flood, heat and dust in far west NSW, Queensland and South Australia. Rebecca […]

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Now and Then Exhibition Launch

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The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society invites you to the on-line launch of our bi-annual exhibition for 2021. Society Patron, Liana Thompson, will officially launch the exhibition online via Zoom at 6.00pm, Tuesday 5 October. Nine familiar sites in Port Melbourne are represented in the exhibition. Each panel explores one of these locations to give […]

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History of Craft

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Celebrate History Month with two of our history and craft loving librarians as they speak about the history of your favourite crafts, focusing on a few key pieces and the stories behind them. This is an online event which will also be recorded for Moonee Valley Libraries' YouTube channel. A link to the program will […]

History Matters: commissioned histories

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This month in History Matters we consider the multifaceted role of the commissioned historian. This month in History Matters we consider the multifaceted role of the commissioned historian. Referring to recent projects, our speakers will discuss the diverse nature of their work and provide insights into how professional historians approach the historical contract. We will also hear about the […]

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The Only Woman at Gallipoli

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In November 1915, a woman appeared amid the fighting at Gallipoli. She laid a wreath on a grave and then disappeared. It was the grave of an Anzac killed at the landings and later regarded as a hero and awarded the Victoria Cross. Was the visitor a dedicated nurse and hospital founder who saved the […]

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Smuggled – An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia

Part of the Australian National Maritime Museum free History @ Home online talk series. Smuggled – An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia Join Dr Peter Hobbins in this book-club style chat with authors Ruth Balint and Julie Kalman about their latest book Smuggled. People smugglers are the pariahs of the modern world. There is […]

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A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

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This talk is presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past', a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library of NSW on Tuesday evenings at 5.30 pm between 31 August and 9 November 2021 Family histories and the memory of nations: Reflections on my great-grandmother’s fight against Aboriginal child removal in […]

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Recurring

“How to Research” with Public Record Office Victoria

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In this online training session we'll take you through the new features of Public Record Office Victoria's collection interface - from tips and tricks for searching, through to keeping track of your orders in the dashboard. Each of the three sessions will provide the same information, so you only need to choose one. Register for […]

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