Events

Restoring the Victorian Trades Hall Council – A Virtual Tour

Digital Exhibition

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 […]

Free

Australian Centre for Public History – Research videos

Digital Exhibition

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, […]

Free

Broadford People of Yesteryear

Online

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 […]

Free

The West Gate Project

Digital Exhibition

HISTORY, MEMORY, ACTION Welcome to The West Gate Project. This project researches the West Gate Bridge’s collapse during construction, with a focus on the history of the disaster, how it is remembered today, and how to use its lessons to support ongoing action for better workplace health and safety. This site, and the wider project, […]

Free

UNSETTLED Our untold history revealed from the Australian Museum

Digital Exhibition

This land was not peacefully settled - Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story. In this powerful exhibition, First Nations voices reveal the hidden stories of devastation, survival and the fight for recognition. These first-hand accounts are presented through long hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum […]

Free

Who We Are

Digital Exhibition

Who We Are Online Video Exhibition: https://www.chinesemuseum.com.au/who-we-are-online-exhibition Australians with Chinese Ancestry – Chinese Australians – forged the beginnings of a truly multicultural society that is the Australia of today. Starting in the 1850s and over 200 years of migration, Chinese Australians have been an integral part of Australia's social and economic fabric, nationally and internationally.   […]

Free

Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons

Digital Exhibition

2020’s disruption and turmoil got more close and personal than most of us ever imagined. From the bushfire summer to the global pandemic, the nation’s political cartoonists had plenty to work with as they mapped the nation’s politics and our reaction, illuminating our shock and fears. Hawaiian shirts and burnt trees gave way to masks […]

Free

For the Record #HansART

Digital Exhibition

For the Record #HansART is an all-ages project that shines a light on the records of Hansard. Bring out your sense of creativity and curiosity as you rearrange, remix and reframe the written word to craft your own record. https://fortherecord.moadoph.gov.au/?_ga=2.15884982.1085317848.1632716314-1637483841.1629249826 WHAT IS HANSARD? Find out on the Museum of Australian Democracy blog. Hansard: a quick primer – by Campbell […]

Free

Public History Hour – Video Archive

Digital Exhibition

Way back in March 2020 the Australian Centre for Public History started the Public History Hour, a livestreamed chat about all things history. They've put together an archive of all the episodes so you can re-watch your faves, and take a look at the ones you might have missed Please note that like everyone else […]

Free

Flora and the Baron

In Person Event Melbourne

Flora and the Baron A narrative audio tour by Bowerbird Theatre SELF GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS Baron Ferdinand von Mueller – eccentric outsider, global scientific powerhouse and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s first director – has a tale to tell. Cut off from his beloved Gardens for the last twenty years of his […]

Free

Foster Street Museum

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

A special display on the Leslie family and early pioneer portraits by Alfred Bock and others. Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1.30 pm – 4 pm With a diverse collection of items from early European settlement of Sale (originally Flooding Creek), the museum has two special exhibitions from October.  There are a number of […]

“My Town / My Place – The History Around Me”.

Online

A month-long exploration on the Gippsland History group on facebook, looking at all the reasons to visit all the towns, site and places in the region. We are doing it virtually now, so that when the time comes, we are prepared to put our boots on the ground to see all the region can offer. […]

Free

Gippsland revealed – an Image a Day from rare archives

Online

The Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection (GRSC) is incorporated into the Federation University Library at Churchill. It holds a highly significant archive, including photographs from the Carlyon Collection. In the early 1960s, Margaret Carlyon and Don Ewart presented the local TV series "Gippsland Through the Path of Time", and the early photographs copied at that […]

Free

The Chaffey Trail and Mildura Day

Digital Exhibition

The beautiful community of Mildura wouldn't be what it is today with the work of the Chaffey Brothers. Mildura Day commemorates the signing of the indenture between George and WB Chaffey - the Chaffey brothers - and the Victorian Government in 1887. This brought not only the Chaffey Family together, but overseas Sister City representatives […]

Free

From the Vault video series – State Library Victoria

Online

From the Vault delves into the surprising, poignant and sometimes funny stories behind the unique archival images in the State Library Victoria catalogue. Click on the individual episodes below to follow your curiosity. Watch episodes of From the Vault A rare photo series showing the Melbourne slums of the 1930s A grandstand in the middle […]

Free

History Reflected: Behind closed doors, online curator talks

Digital Exhibition

We’re delighted to bring you History Reflected: Behind closed doors in the lead-up to opening our History Reflected exhibition. Thanks to everyone that tuned into our History Reflected: Behind closed doors online curator talk series, you can watch the recordings on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SydneylivingmuseumsAu/videos

Free

The Last Outlaws – Podcast

Digital Exhibition

The Last Outlaws A Trilogy Podcast from Impact Studios In a History Lab season like no other, we’re pulling on the threads of one of Australia’s greatest misunderstood histories, moving beyond the myths to learn what the Aboriginal brothers Jimmy and Joe Governor faced in both life and death. Jimmy and Joe Governor were from Wiradjuri and […]

Free

History Council of Victoria Event recordings

Digital Exhibition

You can access recordings of our past events via our YouTube channel, including all of our Making Public Histories recordings from 2020 and 2021 and our 2020 Annual Lecture with Associate Professor Ruth Morgan, Futures Past and Possible: Histories of and for Tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2OV7yOKQ1XSzEsRg2nOqQ/videos

Free

A State of Change – SA History festival podcast

Digital Exhibition

The South Australian History Trust has teamed up with Solstice Podcasting to give you a five-episode taste of the 2021 History Festival program. Episode one: In episode one, we go behind the scenes at the Between Two Worlds exhibition and learn a little about the Kaurna culture on display from Aunty Lynette Crocker. We then join Anni […]

Free

Eastern Market Murder – Investigate A Melbourne True Crime

Digital Exhibition

Snuggle up with your pet, family or flat mates and solve an intriguing true crime from 1899! To celebrate the start of History Month, Eastern Market Murder will be free to play on the App Store and Google Play for this weekend only - the 2nd & 3rd October (normally $4.99).  Eastern Market Murder brings […]

Free

Ask a Librarian video series: When the Spanish flu came to Victoria

Online

The Spanish flu arrived in Australia in January 1919. With masks, closures, quarantine, inter-governmental squabbles and death, the events of a century ago resonate very keenly today. Video premieres online at 10am, Monday 4th October. Also see our accompanying blog: When Spanish Flu came to Victoria Direct from the State Library Victoria reference desk – […]

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Ivanhoe Reading Circle Centenary – a talk by Eleneth Woolley

Digital Exhibition

A talk given via Zoom by Eleneth Woolley, the President of the Ivanhoe Reading Circle to celebrate their centenary, which occurred in 2020 The talk was conducted over Zoom on Tuesday 12th October 2021.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH9Bwpgh_9g

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Sale Railway Signal Box

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

Reeve Street, Sale Rare example of the signalman’s ‘office’. Open Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm The Sale Railway Signal Box stands as a rare example of the railways of long ago and feels like the signalman has just completed his shift and gone home. There are photographs and old railway equipment including operating railway […]

Recurring

Sale Water Tower

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

Cunninghame and Marley Streets Celebrating the history and pioneers of Sale’s water supply Come and see Sale's most unique and interesting historic attraction - every Saturday. Entry by gold coin donation. Open Saturdays 2 pm – 4 pm, Sundays 10 am – 12 pm  The newest museum celebrates the history and pioneers of Sale’s water […]

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Sale Powder Magazine

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

37-45 Stephenson Street Goldfield related museum in only black powder magazine remaining in Gippsland  Open Saturday and Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm The Sale Powder Magazine, at 37-45 Stephenson Street, was built 1864- 1865 by the Victorian Government for the storage of black powder. Black powder or gunpowder was used to blast rock in […]

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Sale Water Tower

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

Cunninghame and Marley Streets Celebrating the history and pioneers of Sale’s water supply Come and see Sale's most unique and interesting historic attraction - every Saturday. Entry by gold coin donation. Open Saturdays 2 pm – 4 pm, Sundays 10 am – 12 pm  The newest museum celebrates the history and pioneers of Sale’s water […]

Recurring

Aboriginal Heritage Walk

In Person Event Melbourne

Womin Djeka! Journey into Melbourne Gardens, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation, with an Aboriginal guide. Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia though a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Gardens. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to […]

$35
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Sale Powder Magazine

Regional Victoria Regional Victoria

37-45 Stephenson Street Goldfield related museum in only black powder magazine remaining in Gippsland  Open Saturday and Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm The Sale Powder Magazine, at 37-45 Stephenson Street, was built 1864- 1865 by the Victorian Government for the storage of black powder. Black powder or gunpowder was used to blast rock in […]

Love it or loathe it? The Melbourne Cup and Australian History

Online

In this Cup-eve talk, Andrew Lemon will canvass the perennial appeal of the Melbourne Cup. Cup Week and the Melbourne Cup have long been embedded in Australian cultural, social and political history. Why Melbourne, why the Cup, and how does it still exert a particular hold? There have always been those who reviled horse racing […]

Free

Extravagance, Tradition and Power: Governor Latrobe’s Uniform

Online

Date: Sunday November 7th at 2pm Cost: $10 in person, $5 online Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/extravagance-tradition-and-power-governor-latrobes-uniform-tickets-168370008227 ‘Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society' – Mark Twain It can be easy to disregard clothing as a significant tool for fundamental research; fashion can be frivolous, superficial and frequently disposable. The rationale for Megan Anderson's research proposal […]

$5 – $10

Weston Bate Memorial Lecture

Online

Date: Thursday 18th November at 6pm Cost: $10 in person, $5 online Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/weston-bate-memorial-lecture-tickets-168363695345 ‘I Find My Sewing Powers of Great Advantage Here': Needlework on the Diggings In 1856, Maggie Hoey wrote to her sister in Scotland: ‘I find my sewing powers of great advantage here’. By ‘here’, Maggie was referring to her new home on the Victorian goldfields. […]

$5 – $10