Events

The National Archives (UK) online

Online

Presented by Vicki Montgomery. These small-group classes are designed to enable you to get the most out of the computer-based resources available in the GSV library and at home. Duration 1 hour. This class will be presented online via Zoom. Click here to register: https://www.gsv.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1917 Free for GSV members. $20 non-members. Non- members should contact the GSV […]

Free – $20

Chinese Australian Achievers 2021 Launch

Online

Online Event 2021年“澳洲华裔杰出名人”百万则故事展 开幕邀请函 点击这里查看邀请函中文版 Located at the Chinese Museum, the One Million Stories Exhibition will take you on a 200-year journey from when the first Chinese Australians migrated to our shores in 1818 to those who have arrived recently. The exhibition endeavours to enable all Chinese Australians to find a place in Australian society and to contribute to building a […]

Free

2021 HCV Annual Lecture

Online

Each year, the History Council of Victoria presents a public lecture that shares fresh thinking and new evidence on an historical topic. This year, Dr Carolyn Holbrook will explore power and sentiment in the Australian Federation. To complete the evening, we will announce the inaugural winner of the Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy. ‘I don’t hold a […]

Free

IN CONVERSATION: GLEN EIRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Online

Join Historian Alicia Cerreto as she delves into the Glen Eira Historical Society’s ‘treasure trove’ collection and uncovers a few surprising tales. Don’t miss this special behind the scenes tour, celebrating nearly 50 years of the GEHS. Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/BUBKE

Free

Bringing your Diggers back to life: a defence service records seminar

Online

In partnership with the National Archives of Australia and the Genealogical Society of Victoria, the RHSV presents a seminar by Dr Patrick Ferry. In this seminar on researching military service, Patrick Ferry will focus on research methodology and highlighting the range of resources available to help tell the story of a town / suburb / […]

Free

Open House Bendigo weekend

The Centre for Architecture | Open House Melbourne is excited to announce its return to Bendigo on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021. Open House Bendigo invites residents and visitors to celebrate the vibrancy of local contemporary design, the rich history of boom-style architecture, the remarkable social history of Greater Bendigo and wander into […]

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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 […]

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Tour of Murderers Hill, Dunolly

The Goldfields & Historical Arts Society tour will be to sites connected with the Murderers Hill murders of 1857. This will include the site of the murders (which is not on Murderers Hill), where the bodies were dumped and the murdered men's hut site in Long Gully. Travel by private car and bring your own […]

$5 – $15

Mornington Cemetery Walk

In Person Event Melbourne

Mornington & District Historical Society is hosting a guided walking tour of the Mornington Cemetery. Meet Val at the main gates. Walk takes 1.5 hours with a cuppa afterwards. Please wear comfortable shoes and prepare for whatever the weather serves up. Please check whether this event can go ahead with the MDHS.    

Free
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The Problematic Statue with Geoffrey Edwards

Online

The problematic statue - a brief history of debunking and desecrating public monuments. The toppling and vandalizing of prominent statues around the world has been an all-too-frequent news item in recent times. Citing the alleged moral failure or criminal culpability of the toppled subjects, the wrath of outraged crowds has focused on grand sculptural representations […]

$10

Developing a Records Management Strategic Plan

Online

#02 DEVELOPING A RECORDS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN 9.00AM - 12.00PM (AEST) Trainer: Sandra Pickett Reviewing processes and systems Staff consultation Gap analysis Assessing legislation Determining strategies in line with organisational strategies Creating a one page strategy document Action Plan Click here to register: https://www.rimpa.com.au/eventdetails/10380/online-training-developing-a-records-management-strategic-plan-26102021 COST (EX GST) Members: $150.00 Non-members: $250.00

$150 – $250

Online Workshop: Write Your Memories

Online

Please join author, Andrea Rowe, for an online, two-part workshop providing helpful guidance and inspiring examples to write your personal memories and stories. Reflecting on your life experiences and recording milestones and memories can be rewarding in so many ways. It keeps your mind engaged and active, helps you to organise meaningful moments and creates […]

Free

Out of the Madhouse with authors Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggatt

Online

Join Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggatt, authors of 'Out of the Madhouse' in this special event! Larundel Psychiatric Hospital was “the madhouse on the edge of town” at Bundoora until the 1990s. Sandy Jeffs, a former inmate, who became an advocate for her ‘mad’ comrades and is now a poet of distinction will be speaking […]

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DISCOVER SLM: TALK SERIES

Online

DISCOVER SLM: TALK SERIES Join Sydney Living Museums’ curatorial team as they take you behind-the-scenes and discuss their current research in this free online talk series. Each week a different curator will tackle subjects ranging from architecture to cookery. Click here to get the zoom details https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/events/discover-slm-talk-series Tuesday 12 October, 4pm-4.30pm Shady ladies - women of […]

Free

A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

Online

Lucky but lame — Australia’s unhappy relationship with risk with Mark Kenny Presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past' series 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past' is a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library of NSW on Tuesday evenings at 5.30 pm between 31 August and 9 […]

Free

A Trip to the Dominions: The Scientific Event that Changed Australia

Online

A Trip to the Dominions: The Scientific Event that Changed Australia A presentation via zoom by Professor Lynette Russell AM Tuesday 26 October 2021 6.45pm for 7pm Please book -the link for the session will be sent after booking   Professor Lynette Russell AM, FASSA, FAHA is an award-winning Australian historian and Indigenous studies scholar. […]

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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

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA for Family History Research

DNA testing has become a more affordable and increasingly popular way for people to explore their family history. In this session, Join Craig Smith, an enthusiastic family historian who has successfully used DNA to identify long lost ancestors and new-found cousins, and learn what can be revealed if you choose to take a DNA test and how […]

Free

ONLINE BOOK TALK AUSTRALIA AT THE VENICE BIENNALE: A CENTURY OF CONTEMPORARY ART BY KERRY GARDNER AM

Online

The Venice Biennale is arguably the world's most important and prestigious art event. Discover the origins and untold stories of Australian artists' involvement in the exhibition with author, film maker and Chair of Australia at the Venice Biennale, Kerry Gardner AM. Kerry Gardner is Chair of Australia at the Venice Biennale and a documentary film […]

Free

The 2021 Victorian Community History Awards Announcement

Online

Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria are pleased to invite you to: The 2021 Victorian Community History Awards Announcement This year all Victorian Community History Award winners will be announced in an online video on Wednesday 27 October at 4.30pm. We hope you will tune in for this special History […]

Free

Museums Victoria – ‘Exploring Extraordinary Treasures’

Online

Join our museum experts, a marine biologist, an objects conservator, an historian, and a rare books librarian as they share their favourite objects from Treasures of the Natural World. Discover their specialist insights into this hand-picked selection. This lecture highlights items that are rare, extinct, or beautiful. Come along to get a deeper insight into these […]

$5

Exploring Extraordinary Treasures

Online

Join our museum experts, an historian, a marine biologist, an objects conservator, and a rare books librarian as they share their favourite objects from Treasures of the Natural World exhibition featuring objects from the Natural History Museum in London. Discover their specialist insights into this hand-picked selection which charts a course through the history of […]

$5

Chris Macheras: Old Vintage Melbourne

Online

Chris Macheras Instagram page, Old Vintage Melbourne, has been an unexpected online hit. He has translated these photographs to a new book that relives the visual past of Melbourne, Chris will talk about his unique project and book. This live event will also be recorded and streamed online. This is an online event! Please attend […]

Free

Identifying and Utilising Effective Classification Schemes

Online

#03 IDENTIFYING AND UTILISING EFFECTIVE CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES 9.00AM - 12.00PM (AEST) Trainer: This workshop provides attendees with the knowledge and skills to design and implement a workable classification scheme for their organisation. Attendees will: Understand the benefits of classifying records Understand different classification methods Understand how to apply your classification scheme to records Learn tips […]

$150 – $250

Engaging minds, empowering success: Meet the Board

Online

ENGAGING MINDS, EMPOWERING SUCCESS: MEET THE BOARD In the background of many membership organisations there is a dedicated team of volunteer professionals, known as the Board, who meet regularly to shape the future direction and vision of their company. The conversations, the flying minutes and the strategic play and banter between the Board members has […]

Getting Started with Oral History with Way Back When

Online

Join Way Back When historians as they guide you through key aspects, including the ethics of oral history, who to interview, choosing a digital recorder, how to record well, preparing interview questions, transcription, and interviewing tips and tricks. Katherine Sheedy and Fiona Poulton are part of Way Back When Consulting Historians, a team of professional […]

Free

Transcribing Oral History workshop

Online

This live, online workshop will teach you how to transcribe your oral history interviews and deal with transcription dilemmas. About this event Have you completed some oral history interviews, but aren’t sure how to go about transcribing them? Do you have interviews in your library, museum or historical society collection that haven’t been transcribed yet? […]

$60 – $80

Cataloguing Clinic via Zoom with Jillian Hiscock

Online

The October clinic will focus on different cataloguing systems – so everything from catalogue cards and excel spreadsheets to the more sophisticated specialist software. Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am – […]

Free
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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

From Victoria to Beatrice: a brief history of British royal wedding gowns

Online

An illustrated look at the history and impact of British royal wedding gowns over the last 170 years, including the styles worn by Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Windsor, the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice. Choices on this celebratory occasion are highly personal and reveal details about the women who wore them, their […]

Free

Family Search – ONLINE

Online

Presented by Vicki Montgomery. This class will be held online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link. These small-group classes are designed to enable you to get the most out of the computer-based resources available in the GSV library and at home. Duration 1 hour. Click here to register: https://www.gsv.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1919 Free for […]

The Books that Bring Us Together – Seminar Three: family cookbooks and recipes: emotions and identities

Online

Seminar Series: ‘The Books That Bring US Together’ ****NOTE: this is a UK based event – AU time is 7pm October 15**** Family bibles, scrapbook albums, recipe-books, photograph albums, ‘family books’, and similar productions bring together families across time and place to ‘do’ the work of family life. Through the shared production of identity and […]

Free