Events

GLAMcity

Online

All 52 episodes of GLAMcity are available for your listening pleasure! Listen to Ann Curthoys on Creative Histories, hear Bruce Pascoe Talking Country and get some Mardi Gras History Lessons from a 78er. Hosted by historians Tamson Pietsch and Anna Clark from the Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney.

Free

The West Gate Project

Online

The West Gate 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 project is the work of Dr Sarah Gregson (UNSW) and Dr Elizabeth […]

Free

Criminal Characters

Online

This site offers a number of resources for learning about the history of crime in Australia. You can also get hands-on experience of Australia’s criminal past by transcribing historical crime records, thereby helping to create a permanent and invaluable resource for future generations!

Free

Picturing fish: more than meets the eye

Online

Through their enduring underwater film and marine activism careers, Ron and Valerie Taylor documented more than four decades of unique underwater experiences. A collection of images documenting their extraordinary careers has been gifted to the museum by Valerie, in honour of her late husband. This collection of 10,000+ slides and transparencies reveals the special glimpse […]

Marketing 101

Online

Christina Browning, our new RHSV Marketing Manager, brings a wealth of experience to the RHSV – and not just in social media. Christina started her working life as a journalist before seguing into marketing. The forums are low-key and they not recorded. You can bring your questions and problems and you can also ask Christina […]

Free

Off the Drawing Board, a National Archives of Australia Presentation

Online

A History Month event: Did you know that the National Archives’ Victoria office holds over 5,000 architectural drawings of public buildings across Victoria? Dating back as early as the 1850s, the drawings document not only famous Melbourne landmarks, but also humbler suburban and rural facilities, such as local post offices and drill halls. This makes […]

Free

Finding Families

Online

Do you want to discover more about your ancestors and how they lived their lives? In this online workshop, you’ll take the first steps to exploring the secret stories in your family’s history. You will: learn the principles of family history learn how to access a wide variety of research resources be shown how to […]

Free

Cataloguing Clinics

Online

Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these free cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am – 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. It is a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies […]

Free