History Week Calendar of Events

 

See how Victorians were able to spend History Week, travelling back in time exploring our State's fascinating past. Click on a date below to see what events were held on that day.

 

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Sunday 20 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

Stratford Heritage Farm Day

Stratford Historical Society presents their 2nd Heritage Farm Day. A family friendly day to display farming tools, machinery, transport, vintage tractors, cars and motor bikes, horse drawn vehicles, restored carriages etc. Great photographic display of early Gippsland farming, information on early post offices and mail contracts in the Avon Shire. Working horses, ploughing and harrowing, harness horses, blade sheep shearing, wool spinning, heritage knitting, hand milking and cheese making. Morning and afternoon tea and light lunch/ BBQ available.

Pine Lodge, Llowalong Road, Stratford 3862

10am - 4pm

$5 head, primary school children free.

For further information contact John on 5145 6330 or Ross on 5149 8232.

Chocolate History Tour of Fitzroy and Collingwood

Join us on a memorable walk through the Chocolate History of Fitzroy and Collingwood! Gambol through the “Great White Chocolate City” (once employing 3,000 people). Learn about the “Chocolate King of Victoria”, MacPherson Robertson, inventor of Freddo Frog, Cherry Ripe and Old Gold. Walk through secret chocolate laneways. See where “Mac.” began his business. Learn about his biggest successes and his modest beginnings, all within a few blocks. Peek into Mac's private life. Also view other famous chocolatiers in the neighbourhood. Tour finishes with a spectacular Chocolate Tasting & High Tea. Your Guide is Professor Howard Frederick. Aside from being a professional chocolatier, Howard is also a professor at Deakin University where he researches the lives of Victorian-era entrepreneurs. Note - walking length is approx 2.3 km.

Fitzroy

1.50pm for a 2pm start. Duration is approximately 2 hours plus 30 minute Chocolate Tasting High Tea.

Individuals are $55 including High Tea, adults or children. No children under 12 years old. Groups of 6+ receive a $10 discount.

tours@mamorchocolates.com +61 3 9419 3869 Online bookings essential: http://www.mamorchocolates.com Online bookings essential: http://www.mamorchocolates.com

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

An Iron in the Fire

This exhibition displays an amazing array of irons of all shapes and sizes. It features irons on loan from Victorian members of The Australian Iron Collectors Association together with irons from the museum collection. Discover sad irons, crimping irons, tailors irons, travelling irons, trivets and many more interesting, unique and unusual irons and learn a little about their history.

Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Kyneton Museum open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm. Group tour can be arranged.

Adults $6, Concession $5, Children $2.50, Family $13

museum@mrsc.vic.gov.au or phone 5422 1228

HISTORY FUN and GAMES at SORRENTO MUSEUM

Step back in time and enjoy some old fashioned fun with the family. Craft activities, weaving ,board games, Wash Day at the cottage, Croquet, Museum Mystery objects and a Scavenger Hunt.

Sorrento Museum, 827 Melbourne Rd. Sorrento

Sessions from 10.00 until 3.00pm

$10.00 per family includes entry to the Musuem and the Watts' Limeburner's Cottage

Phone 5984 0255 email nepeanhs@satlink.com.au http://www.nepeanhistoricalsociety.asn.au

Gippsland Vehicle Collection Touring Group

Come and admire the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Touring Group, out on show as part of the Stratford Heritage Farm Day celebrations.

Pine Lodge Park Sports Ground, Lowalong Road, Stratford

10am - 4pm

$5 head, primary school children free.

Doc Doherty: Ph: (03) 5145 5257 Email: docdoh_pj@bigpond.com

Heritage Open Day

Bring the family and discover the wonders of our region's past at the Upper Yarra Museum. Wander around the historic railway station, meet your local history or heritage group and let the kids loose with fun and games for all ages. Artefact and photo displays and food available.

Upper Yarra Museum, Historic Railway Station, Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction Melway Map Ref 288 D7

11am - 3pm

Gold Coin

Kathy Smalley 040 756 0873

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Tour of LaTrobe's Cottage

Take a guided tour of La Trobe's Cottage, the home of Victoria's first Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe. He brought the prefabricated cottage from England when he arrived with his family in 1839. The dining room of the Cottage is Melbourne's oldest building. The Cottage holds many pieces of La Trobe's furniture and other family artefacts. The garden contains many plants that La Trobe grew in the 1840s-50s.

Cnr Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne (near the Shrine & Royal Botanical Gardens)

2pm - 4pm

$5 adult, $4 senior, $3 concession, $10 family

Lorraine Finlay, Ph 9563 6363, email: ltc@latrobesociety.org.au web: http://www.foltc.latrobesociety.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin

The exhibition at the Heidelberg Historical Society focuses on the life and work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, which spanned three continents (USA, Australia and India) during the first three decades of the 20th Century. The Griffins practised on the margins of main stream design and saw themselves as battling for the cause of modern architecture against the forces of reaction.

Heidelberg Historical Society

Sundays 2pm to 5pm

$5.00

Heidelberg Historical Society ph no 9455 2130 Website: http://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au Email: heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com

Shepparton Heritage

Visit the Shepparton Heritage Centre Museum which is based around Shepparton's Public Hall- built in 1873, and now our oldest standing building. The Museum display features a wide range of locally donated items

Shepparton Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St. Shepparton (Opposite the Shepparton Police Station)

From 1.00 pm on Sunday 20th October

$3.00 Adults.

Contact Info is available at http://www.heritageshepparton.com.au/ Tel: (03) 5821 7717

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Music at the Mansion

The Geelong Chorale Group comprising some 40 singers will present songs from various eras at Barwon Park Mansion

Barwon Park Mansion

2pm - 4pm

$20 inc light refreshments

Bookings or enquiries: 5244 3280

Open Day

Featuring Glen Eira's role in the first world war, and selected items from the second world war including photos, documents, memorabilia and more.

965 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South

10am - 4pm

nil

90775395

Yackandandah Cemetery Walk

Our Cemetery Walk is scheduled for 20th October. Meet at the Yackandandah Cemetery at 2 pm. Entry is by gold coin donation. Booklets of the cemetery walk can be purchased for $3.00. The theme this year is Publicans of Yackandandah and District. Come and learn about the history of some of the men and women who ran the pubs. A good way to participate in the first day of History Week.

Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, Victoria.

Gold Coin Donation.

Yackandandah Museum email: museum@yackandandah.com

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Prettily Situated

Noted Historian Dr.Ian Clark will be guest speaker and launch his new book: ‘Prettily situated’ at Mungallook: a history of the Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate Station at Murchison, Victoria, 1840-1853. Come along and meet Dr. Clark. Autographed copies of the new book will be available to purchase. Afternoon tea included.

Community Centre Watson Street Murchison Vicrtoria

2pm - 4pm

Gold Coin Donation

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422

Honouring Our History

Display boards of those who shaped our town from the 1840s, plus the general display of our collections.

Rye Historical Society, The Old Schoolhouse, Rye Primary School, Collingwood Street, Rye

Oct 20, Oct 26 and 27 2 - 4 pm

Gold coin entry

5985 2797 5985 5767 email - ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com web: http://ryehistoricalsociety.weebly.com.index.html

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Navarre Museum opening

The Navarre Museum will be officially opened on 20th October 2013. The opening is part of the celebration marking the restoration of the building following the 2011 floods.

Navarre, Victoria

Noon till 3.30pm

Tel: +61 (0)3 5357 4288

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Tours of Mandeville Hall mansion

Come and experience a guided tour by Architectural Historian – Steve Stefanopoulos of the lavish interiors of the Toorak mansion Mandeville Hall and learn about the history and architecture of one of Melbourne’s most significant nineteenth century properties. Sparkling wine, tea/coffee accompanied by sweet treats will be served at the conclusion of the tour. Please note that there are a number of steps in and around the mansion; therefore, ease of mobility is essential.

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, 10 Mandeville Crescent, Toorak

1.45pm – 4.00pm

Adults: $50.00; Loreto Past Pupils / Seniors / Students: $35.00

For further information and to book, please contact Steve on 9823 8157 steve.stefanopoulos@loretotoorak.vic.edu.au Tickets are not issued for this event. No bookings on the day as numbers are strictly limited.

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Dome Galleries tour

Visit the magnificent domed La Trobe Reading Room and see highlights of the Mirror of the world and The changing face of Victoria exhibitions.

State Library of Victoria - meet in the front foyer

2pm - 3pm

free

+61 3 8664 7000

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

Como Gardens Open Weekend

Come and visit the beautiful gardens with a back drop of the Dandenong Ranges. Garden tours and rides on the miniature railway are popular favourites with visitors young and old.

Como Gardens, 79 Basin Olinda Rd, The Basin

10:00am - 4:30pm

$6 for Seniors

http://www.comogardens.com.au

90th Birthday Reunion

Meet up with "old" friends and neighbours from Truganina. Bring old photos, news clippings and memorabilia

ARP Hall, Corner Dohertys and Woods Road, Truganina

1-5pm

Free

9394 1107 amanda.burns@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Yesterday on DVD

A number of DVD's on Nagambie's past will be on show continually through the two opening days. Heritage walks will also be available

344 High Street, Nagambie on the Goulburn Valley Highway

10.am - 3pm.

Gold Coin Donation

Elaine Lodding - elodding@bigpond.net.au

An afternoon researching Pioneer Families

Enjoy an afternoon researching Pioneer families with the help of Society members

96 -98 High Street, Rochester

1 pm to 4 pm

Free

John Foster, Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society Inc

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

The Public Library (detail), 1860, watercolour Free, secular and democratic - guided tour

Trace the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne’s first cultural institution.

State Library of Victoria - meet in front foyer

Sunday 20 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Tuesday 22 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 5:00pm - 5:45pm Sunday 27 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

Monday 21 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Our School, My Time

Inverleigh Historical Society members and Inverleigh Primary School students and teachers will collaborate in a session to develop a survey to use in collecting school memories and photos from different eras. This joint on-going project, 'Our School, My Time', will be launched at a school assembly. Events will be held throughout October.

Inverleigh Primary School

school session - 1 hr, follow up - 2 hrs, launch - 5 mins

inverleighhistsoc@gmail.com

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

From St James' Church to The Old Cathedral of Melbourne: A history of Pioneers, Prelates and Parishioners

A walk through the first Church and the oldest building in Melbourne (1839) showing how the church serviced the early Pioneer Community of Melbourne, why the Church was moved to its present site in 1913/14 and how the Anglican Church was established in early Melbourne. An exhibition of materials from our collection is displayed in the Cathedral Vestibule. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, community groups and schools can request a guided tour.

St James' Old Cathedral, 2-10 Batman Street, West Melbourne 3003

Free

Janette Wells Secretary/Archives Tel: (03) 9329 0903 http://www.sjoc.org.au

1973 Homicide in Trentham

Revisiting a 1973 episode of Crawfords production of Homicide. Filmed in Trentham, this episode features the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Old Police Station and the Main St.

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

8pm. Approx running time 50 minutes.

Free

hs@trentham.org.au

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Archie Cowan: A local history in drawing

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of the Yarraville and Moonee Ponds areas. This exhibition captures the architecture, street life and mood of these areas by an artist who himself became part of the local character.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Lose Yourself in History

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the announcement on Monday 21 October of the winners and commendations for the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. To celebrate History Week at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the entries in the Victorian Community History Awards will be available for you to have a leisurely browse through during our opening hours. Come and see the fantastic work being done by historical societies right around the state of Victoria. Tea and coffee will be available.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A\'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

History of Healesville

View a display of Healesville historical photographs compiled by the Healesville Historical Society.

Healesville Library, 110 River Street, Healesville

all week

free

Healesville Library 5962 4423

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Visit the Good Shepherd Chapel

Come and view the recently restored beautiful chapel and history centre.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

10am - 2pm

Gold coin donation

9417 2909 http://www.goodshepherd.com.au

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

History of Knox

View a display of Knox Historical photos compiled by the Knox Historical Society

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

Tuesday 22 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

From St James' Church to The Old Cathedral of Melbourne: A history of Pioneers, Prelates and Parishioners

A walk through the first Church and the oldest building in Melbourne (1839) showing how the church serviced the early Pioneer Community of Melbourne, why the Church was moved to its present site in 1913/14 and how the Anglican Church was established in early Melbourne. An exhibition of materials from our collection is displayed in the Cathedral Vestibule. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, community groups and schools can request a guided tour.

St James' Old Cathedral, 2-10 Batman Street, West Melbourne 3003

Free

Janette Wells Secretary/Archives Tel: (03) 9329 0903 http://www.sjoc.org.au

Barry and The Fairies of Miller Street

Join Melbourne author Barry Dickins as he talks and reads from his autobiographical fantasy, Barry and The Fairies of Miller Street. Best known for his unconventional 2002 biography of Brett Whiteley, Black and Whiteley, Barry Dickins also works as a poet, playwright and artist.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

12.30pm (tea and coffee) Lecture 1pm - 2pm

Members of the RHSV free; Non members $10

(03) 9326 9288

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Five events around Bendigo

Enjoy a whole host of History Week events on in Bendigo. At 2pm Tuesday, an old fashion slide show. Wednesday off to the Market walk. Thursday we will have Show and Tell fashion. Friday at White Hills Cemetery, conservation work and self guided tour brochures. Finish off on Saturday a 10am Walk around Mollison/Branble street (meet at 100 Mollison street).

Specimen Cottage, 178 Hargreave Street, Bendigo

gold coin donation

For full details call Specimen Cottage - Tel 5441 3443, Bendigo Historical Society Archives 5442 1005, or email specimencottage@gmail.com

Launch of Gold Fields Research Index pamphlet

This event will launch a pamphlet produced by the Castlemaine Historical Society which lists land, mining and other records available to researchers at the Castlemaine Historical Society.

Castlemaine Historicl Society, 7 Goldsmith Crescent, Castlemaine

10.30am

Free

For further information 5472 4429.

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Archie Cowan: A local history in drawing

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of the Yarraville and Moonee Ponds areas. This exhibition captures the architecture, street life and mood of these areas by an artist who himself became part of the local character.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Lose Yourself in History

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the announcement on Monday 21 October of the winners and commendations for the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. To celebrate History Week at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the entries in the Victorian Community History Awards will be available for you to have a leisurely browse through during our opening hours. Come and see the fantastic work being done by historical societies right around the state of Victoria. Tea and coffee will be available.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A\'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

‘On the Home Front’

‘On the Home Front – Domestic Life during the War Years' includes publications, posters and photographs along with some typical household and personal items from that period. The aim of the exhibition is to show how people lived in a remote, rural community during a time of austerity measures – at the same time depicting how the rest of the world continued to ‘carry on’ despite shortages and restrictions.

Mallacoota WWII Bunker Museum

9.30 am - (last entry to the museum at 11.30 am)

Museum Entry $3 per adult

Lindsay Carter - 0459 437 474

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

History of Healesville

View a display of Healesville historical photographs compiled by the Healesville Historical Society.

Healesville Library, 110 River Street, Healesville

all week

free

Healesville Library 5962 4423

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

The Public Library (detail), 1860, watercolour Free, secular and democratic - guided tour

Trace the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne’s first cultural institution.

State Library of Victoria - meet in front foyer

Sunday 20 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Tuesday 22 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 5:00pm - 5:45pm Sunday 27 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Visit the Good Shepherd Chapel

Come and view the recently restored beautiful chapel and history centre.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

10am - 2pm

Gold coin donation

9417 2909 http://www.goodshepherd.com.au

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

History of Knox

View a display of Knox Historical photos compiled by the Knox Historical Society

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

Wednesday 23 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

History of the Melbourne Cup's Fashions on the Field

Learn about and celebrate the history of the Melbourne Cup's Fashions on the Field. Come along dressed in your own hat or millinery creation and celebrate the Spring Racing Carnival. Ann Dixon will present a history of the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup, and of its Fashions On the Field competition, with examples of fashionable wear from the 1860s to the present day.

Lalor Library, 2A May Road, Lalor (Melway 8 K6)

2pm - 3pm

Free

Contact: localhistorygene@yprl.vic.gov.au Phone: 9465 2353 Registration: localhistorygene@yprl.vic.gov.au

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Barking Spider Visual Theatre will take a playful and experimental look a the 174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library during History Week 2013. Artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau will perform short works using books as percussive instruments and puppets. This work is a precursor to their State Library Creative Fellowship in 2014.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

30 minutes at 12.30pm

FREE

9650 3100 library@melbourneathenaeum.org.au

Tour: Treasures of the Archives

Come behind the scenes and discover treasures of the archives. See first hand what is behind those "Get Smart" security doors. These treasures will be on display within our respository especially for you to see.

Victorian Archives Centre

11am - 12pm

FREE Bookings essential

https://register.eventarc.com/18440/tour-treasures-of-the-archives

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Stories of People and Place: Community and history in Victoria and New South Wales

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Albury-Wodonga Campus for the subject 'Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place'. View Posters and Heritage brochures

HotHouse Theatre, Gateway Village, Wodonga

Launch Wednesday 23 October 6pm, then Friday 25 October - 9 November prior to performances of \'The Pyjama Girl\' at 8 pm Sat 26 and Thurs - Sat (also 3pm Saturday 1 and 9 November) until 9 November

Free entry, Tickets for The Pyjama Girl available from HotHouse Theatre (02)60237433

Susan Gilbert La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga Campus P: (02)60249724 E: s.gilbert@latrobe.edu.au

Five events around Bendigo

Enjoy a whole host of History Week events on in Bendigo. At 2pm Tuesday, an old fashion slide show. Wednesday off to the Market walk. Thursday we will have Show and Tell fashion. Friday at White Hills Cemetery, conservation work and self guided tour brochures. Finish off on Saturday a 10am Walk around Mollison/Branble street (meet at 100 Mollison street).

Specimen Cottage, 178 Hargreave Street, Bendigo

gold coin donation

For full details call Specimen Cottage - Tel 5441 3443, Bendigo Historical Society Archives 5442 1005, or email specimencottage@gmail.com

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Archie Cowan: A local history in drawing

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of the Yarraville and Moonee Ponds areas. This exhibition captures the architecture, street life and mood of these areas by an artist who himself became part of the local character.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Lose Yourself in History

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the announcement on Monday 21 October of the winners and commendations for the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. To celebrate History Week at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the entries in the Victorian Community History Awards will be available for you to have a leisurely browse through during our opening hours. Come and see the fantastic work being done by historical societies right around the state of Victoria. Tea and coffee will be available.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A\'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

Monbulk Get Together

Monbulk Historical Society invite all to come and enjoy photo displays and get together for chat with friends of yesteryear.

Monbulk RSL, 48 Main Street, Monbulk.

2pm-4pm

$2

Monbulk Historical Society jill@webwerks.com.au

History of Healesville

View a display of Healesville historical photographs compiled by the Healesville Historical Society.

Healesville Library, 110 River Street, Healesville

all week

free

Healesville Library 5962 4423

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Preserving Past & Present for Posterity

Waverley Historical Society invites you to discover local history with guest speaker, Ray Price, followed by afternoon tea.

1st floor, Mount Waverley Library, 41 Millers Crescent, Mount Waverley

2 pm - 4 pm (two hours)

Free

Bookings are essential, phone 9807 3408

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Yesterday on DVD

A number of DVD's on Nagambie's past will be on show continually through the two opening days. Heritage walks will also be available

344 High Street, Nagambie on the Goulburn Valley Highway

10.am - 3pm.

Gold Coin Donation

Elaine Lodding - elodding@bigpond.net.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

Ned Kelly Tour

Discover the story of Ned Kelly, Victoria’s infamous bushranger. See Ned’s armour, pages from the Jerilderie Letter, and photos and objects.

State Library of Victoria - meet in front foyer

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

Goulburn Valley Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Shepparton Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton

Opening Wed 23 October, 12.30pm - 30 November During Shepparton library opening times: Wed, 12.30-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-12 noon, Sun 1-4pm

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Visit the Good Shepherd Chapel

Come and view the recently restored beautiful chapel and history centre.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

10am - 2pm

Gold coin donation

9417 2909 http://www.goodshepherd.com.au

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

120 year celebration of education

Display of photographs of education at Wycheproof SS 1757

Wycheproof Recreation Reserve (Show Day)

1pm-5pm

Free

Elaine Storey 03 5493 7525

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

History of Knox

View a display of Knox Historical photos compiled by the Knox Historical Society

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

Thursday 24 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

The beginnings of St John Ambulance in Victoria 1883

A free public lecture historical presentation will be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 24th October 2013

St John Museum, The Esplanade, Williamstown Beach (Melway 56B11)

approx 45 minutes

Free

Dr Allan Mawdsley, Honorary Secretary, St John Historical Society (Victorian Branch) Tel 0419770066

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Opening of the Drawing Preservation Storage Facility

50,000 plus original engineering drawings from the Thompsons Foundry (Castlemaine) era from 1875 to 1974 have been saved from destruction and are now located in a new facility for their preservation.

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum, Vincent Street, Maldon Victoria

2.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Free

Paull Lahn lahnassist@bigpond.com Telephone 03 54477120

Discover the wonders of Timor Street - from stormwater gully to gaza strip.

An illustrated talk about Warrnambool’s most interesting street: Timor St, surveyed and named by William Pickering in 1946 as part of the original town plan, has been home to an eclectic range of industries, businesses, public institutions and notable people throughout the ensuing 160 years. Presented in partnership with Deakin University.

Deakin Worldly, 165 Timor Street

1 hour 5.15pm

Free event - donations welcome

Warrnambool & District Historical Society Gilles Street, Warrnambool ph 03 55610099 warrnamboolhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com info@warrnamboolhistory.org

From St James' Church to The Old Cathedral of Melbourne: A history of Pioneers, Prelates and Parishioners

A walk through the first Church and the oldest building in Melbourne (1839) showing how the church serviced the early Pioneer Community of Melbourne, why the Church was moved to its present site in 1913/14 and how the Anglican Church was established in early Melbourne. An exhibition of materials from our collection is displayed in the Cathedral Vestibule. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, community groups and schools can request a guided tour.

St James' Old Cathedral, 2-10 Batman Street, West Melbourne 3003

Free

Janette Wells Secretary/Archives Tel: (03) 9329 0903 http://www.sjoc.org.au

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Barking Spider Visual Theatre will take a playful and experimental look a the 174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library during History Week 2013. Artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau will perform short works using books as percussive instruments and puppets. This work is a precursor to their State Library Creative Fellowship in 2014.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

30 minutes at 12.30pm

FREE

9650 3100 library@melbourneathenaeum.org.au

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Five events around Bendigo

Enjoy a whole host of History Week events on in Bendigo. At 2pm Tuesday, an old fashion slide show. Wednesday off to the Market walk. Thursday we will have Show and Tell fashion. Friday at White Hills Cemetery, conservation work and self guided tour brochures. Finish off on Saturday a 10am Walk around Mollison/Branble street (meet at 100 Mollison street).

Specimen Cottage, 178 Hargreave Street, Bendigo

gold coin donation

For full details call Specimen Cottage - Tel 5441 3443, Bendigo Historical Society Archives 5442 1005, or email specimencottage@gmail.com

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Archie Cowan: A local history in drawing

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of the Yarraville and Moonee Ponds areas. This exhibition captures the architecture, street life and mood of these areas by an artist who himself became part of the local character.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Lose Yourself in History

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the announcement on Monday 21 October of the winners and commendations for the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. To celebrate History Week at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the entries in the Victorian Community History Awards will be available for you to have a leisurely browse through during our opening hours. Come and see the fantastic work being done by historical societies right around the state of Victoria. Tea and coffee will be available.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A\'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

History of Healesville

View a display of Healesville historical photographs compiled by the Healesville Historical Society.

Healesville Library, 110 River Street, Healesville

all week

free

Healesville Library 5962 4423

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Celebrating Emerald's History

Special opening of the museum depicting 20 years of moble phones along with the history of Emerald - from early gold diggings, timber industry,agriculture/farming, early pioneering families, Nobelius Nursery to guest/boarding houses.

Emerald and District Museum

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Gold coin donation

enquiries@emeraldmuseum.org.au

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

The Public Library (detail), 1860, watercolour Free, secular and democratic - guided tour

Trace the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne’s first cultural institution.

State Library of Victoria - meet in front foyer

Sunday 20 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Tuesday 22 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 5:00pm - 5:45pm Sunday 27 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

Goulburn Valley Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Shepparton Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton

Opening Wed 23 October, 12.30pm - 30 November During Shepparton library opening times: Wed, 12.30-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-12 noon, Sun 1-4pm

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Visit the Good Shepherd Chapel

Come and view the recently restored beautiful chapel and history centre.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

10am - 2pm

Gold coin donation

9417 2909 http://www.goodshepherd.com.au

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

History of Knox

View a display of Knox Historical photos compiled by the Knox Historical Society

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

Friday 25 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

History and Heritage Tour of the Supreme Court

Enjoy a rare tour of the Supreme Court of Victoria Trial Building. Celebrate History Week with a chance to look in the library and a courtroom and explore the history of the building.

210 William Street, Melbourne

11am (tour 45 mins) - bookings essential

free

Bookings essential as numbers are limited - joanne.boyd@supremecourt.vic.gov.au or 96039197

From St James' Church to The Old Cathedral of Melbourne: A history of Pioneers, Prelates and Parishioners

A walk through the first Church and the oldest building in Melbourne (1839) showing how the church serviced the early Pioneer Community of Melbourne, why the Church was moved to its present site in 1913/14 and how the Anglican Church was established in early Melbourne. An exhibition of materials from our collection is displayed in the Cathedral Vestibule. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, community groups and schools can request a guided tour.

St James' Old Cathedral, 2-10 Batman Street, West Melbourne 3003

Free

Janette Wells Secretary/Archives Tel: (03) 9329 0903 http://www.sjoc.org.au

Indexing for Historical Societies

John Adams, a member of the Australian Society of Indexers and Fellow and honorary indexer for our Society’s Victorian Historical Journal, will outline the processes of indexing including the selection of key words and formatting index entries. Particular issues relevant to the peculiarities of indexing non-book items (periodicals, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs and other non-text materials) will also be discussed. A copy of Indexing for Historical Societies will be provided to each participant

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 3pm

$40 members; $45 non members - bookings essential

(03) 9326 9288 - bookings essential

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Barking Spider Visual Theatre will take a playful and experimental look a the 174 years of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library during History Week 2013. Artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau will perform short works using books as percussive instruments and puppets. This work is a precursor to their State Library Creative Fellowship in 2014.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

30 minutes at 12.30pm

FREE

9650 3100 library@melbourneathenaeum.org.au

An Iron in the Fire

This exhibition displays an amazing array of irons of all shapes and sizes. It features irons on loan from Victorian members of The Australian Iron Collectors Association together with irons from the museum collection. Discover sad irons, crimping irons, tailors irons, travelling irons, trivets and many more interesting, unique and unusual irons and learn a little about their history.

Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Kyneton Museum open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm. Group tour can be arranged.

Adults $6, Concession $5, Children $2.50, Family $13

museum@mrsc.vic.gov.au or phone 5422 1228

TOUR: Treasures of the Archives

Come behind the scenes and discover treasures of the archives. See first hand what is behind those "Get Smart" security doors. These treasures will be on display within our respository especially for you to see.

Victorian Archives Centre

11am - 12pm

FREE. Bookings essential

https://register.eventarc.com/18442/tour-treasures-of-the-archives

Surplus History Sale

Come and fossick through surplus history brochures, publications, pamphlets, newspapers, special edition newspapers and magazines. Prices start from just $1 and will be a paradise for historians, lovers of history and the district and ephemera collectors.

Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella Street, Lilydale

Friday 25th: 1pm to 4pm; Saturday 26th: 11am to 4pm and Sunday 27th: 11am to 4pm.

Free entry

Lorraine Smith 9735 1104

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Five events around Bendigo

Enjoy a whole host of History Week events on in Bendigo. At 2pm Tuesday, an old fashion slide show. Wednesday off to the Market walk. Thursday we will have Show and Tell fashion. Friday at White Hills Cemetery, conservation work and self guided tour brochures. Finish off on Saturday a 10am Walk around Mollison/Branble street (meet at 100 Mollison street).

Specimen Cottage, 178 Hargreave Street, Bendigo

gold coin donation

For full details call Specimen Cottage - Tel 5441 3443, Bendigo Historical Society Archives 5442 1005, or email specimencottage@gmail.com

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Archie Cowan: A local history in drawing

In September 2012 the estate of the late Archie Cowan donated to the RHSV many drawings of houses, streetscapes and hotels, beautifully sketched by Archie Cowan. Collectively they create a loving and personal local history of the Yarraville and Moonee Ponds areas. This exhibition captures the architecture, street life and mood of these areas by an artist who himself became part of the local character.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Lose Yourself in History

Excitement is building as we draw closer to the announcement on Monday 21 October of the winners and commendations for the 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. To celebrate History Week at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the entries in the Victorian Community History Awards will be available for you to have a leisurely browse through during our opening hours. Come and see the fantastic work being done by historical societies right around the state of Victoria. Tea and coffee will be available.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A\'Beckett Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Free

(03) 9326 9288

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

Celebrating Mooroolbark

Join the Mooroolbark History group for a presentation of the making of their book "Celebrating Mooroolbark".

Mooroolbark Library

1pm-3pm

free

Mooroolbark Library, 9726 8200

History of Healesville

View a display of Healesville historical photographs compiled by the Healesville Historical Society.

Healesville Library, 110 River Street, Healesville

all week

free

Healesville Library 5962 4423

TROVE Digitised Newspapers

TROVE is a powerful search engine that makes it possible to find and access over 90 million Australian resources. Join Gail White to learn how the TROVE digitised newspaper website can help you uncover local history treasures.

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

10am-12noon

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

HTAV Middle Years Conference

The History Teachers' Association of Victoria's Middle Years Conference provides teachers with the opportunity to consolidate their professional learning for history for the school year.

See website for more details - www.htav.asn.au

See website for more details - www.htav.asn.au

See website for more details - www.htav.asn.au

03 9417 3422, events@htav.asn.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

Goulburn Valley Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Shepparton Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton

Opening Wed 23 October, 12.30pm - 30 November During Shepparton library opening times: Wed, 12.30-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-12 noon, Sun 1-4pm

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Visit the Good Shepherd Chapel

Come and view the recently restored beautiful chapel and history centre.

Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

10am - 2pm

Gold coin donation

9417 2909 http://www.goodshepherd.com.au

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

Saturday 26 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

“The need for change” - Malcolm Fraser, Public & Private

An enlightening exhibition telling the story of Malcolm Fraser featuring his personal collection held by the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Smith Street History Tour

Enjoy a stroll down Smith Street - Melbourne's main shopping strip by the mid 1870's - and relive its history with local historian, Isabel Simpson. From friendly societies to theatre restaurants we discover a plethora of furniture dealers, pawnbrokers, formations of gas companies and schools of architecture, and promenade past iconic emporiums - “nothing over 2/6d” was one philosophy. Sponsored by the Smith Street Business Association and Mamor Chocolates

Meet at the Corner of Gertrude and Smith Streets

5pm

$20

Register online - http://www.mamorchocolates.com/Stroll-with-us-down-Smith-Street-History.html

Historical Emergency Service Expo

This history week bring the family for a rare opportunity to view and admire emergency service vehicles and equipment of yesteryear all in the same place. Enjoy displays from: · Ambulance Historical Society · Fire Service Museum Victoria · State Emergency Service Museum · Victoria Police Historical Society. This event will showcase both the historical and current operational vehicles and equipment used throughout the ages in Victoria and remind the state of the achievements and sacrifices that ensured Victorians' care in their time of need. It will also underline the link between yesterday and today’s highly trained emergency service personnel.

Fire Services Museum Victoria\\\'s Newport location, Champion Road, Newport. Melway 55, K6 (it\\\\\\\'s marked in the Melway). Enter at the old guard house at the brick and water tower opposite the Williamstown cemetery.

10:00am to 4:00pm

Free event, although donations will be greatly received.

Cesar Ziccone, Secretary, Victoria Police Historical Society, vphs@bigpond.com.au Shuan Tierman, Curator, State Emergency Service Museum, shaunt@iprimus.com.au Mike McCumisky, President, Fire Service Museum Victoria, fsmvic@tpg.com.au Malcolm Peters, President, Ambulance Historical Society, president.ambulancemuseum@ambulance.vic.gov.au

Black Powder Mill Open Day & Demonstration

The Friends of The Black Powder Mill will explain the milling process, and the work that was carried out on the former Albion Explosives Factory site. This site was important in defence manufacturing during and after World War 2. It's a reminder of the thousands of men and women who worked in the munitions industry in Melbourne's west, and of factories that have almost disappeared. Discover the rich history of the site – enjoy a tour of the Mill followed by morning tea with the Friends of The Black Powder Mill.

Cnr Parklea Ave & Grassy Point Rd Cairnlea [MEL Ref 25 F 6]

10.00am – 12 noon

Gold Coin

Olwen Ford: Ph 9312 2284 SMS – 0408 032 052 Email: foford@vic.chariot.net.au

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

2013 Historic Picture Show: Cinemas and Theatres in the Regions

An illustrated lecture on some of Victoria’s major regional cinemas exploring their history and architecture. Jointly presented by the Prahran Mechanics' Institute and the Cinema & Theatre Historical Society (CATHS). All welcome, bookings essential.

PMI Victorian History Library, 140 High Street, Prahran (Melway 2L H12)

2pm-3.30pm

FREE ENTRY

library@pmi.net.au or 9510 3393

ex Libris

Performing artists Leah Scholes and Penelope Bartlau have collaborated to create an interactive poem installation - using books as the artistic medium. The collection of 150 books with words and phrases on each spine can be moved and re-positioned to allow Athenaeum library visitors to re-write and re-invent their own. This installation will be available to see and participate in while the library is open during History Week.

Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

Daily - during normal opening hours

FREE

Pop into the library to see the beautiful poetry installation.

An Iron in the Fire

This exhibition displays an amazing array of irons of all shapes and sizes. It features irons on loan from Victorian members of The Australian Iron Collectors Association together with irons from the museum collection. Discover sad irons, crimping irons, tailors irons, travelling irons, trivets and many more interesting, unique and unusual irons and learn a little about their history.

Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Kyneton Museum open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm. Group tour can be arranged.

Adults $6, Concession $5, Children $2.50, Family $13

museum@mrsc.vic.gov.au or phone 5422 1228

The Tales of the Red Book

The Brunswick Community History Group is celebrating 30 years of researching and documenting the history of our suburb - Brunswick. Join current members of the group in the celebration of this milestone for a celebratory lunch. Come and hear "The Tales of the Red Book".

Bridie O'Reilly's Irish Pub (the former Sarah Sands Hotel), corner Brunswick and Sydney Roads, Brunswick

12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

FREE entry to event. Meals and drinks available at pub prices. A choice of 4 Special Meals and soft drink at $10.00 is also available.

For further information, please contact Francesca at 03-9387 1194 or email us at brunswickhistoryinc@yahoo.com or visit our website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bwkhistg/

HISTORY FUN and GAMES at SORRENTO MUSEUM

Step back in time and enjoy some old fashioned fun with the family. Craft activities, weaving ,board games, Wash Day at the cottage, Croquet, Museum Mystery objects and a Scavenger Hunt.

Sorrento Museum, 827 Melbourne Rd. Sorrento

Sessions from 10.00 until 3.00pm

$10.00 per family includes entry to the Musuem and the Watts' Limeburner's Cottage

Phone 5984 0255 email nepeanhs@satlink.com.au http://www.nepeanhistoricalsociety.asn.au

Surplus History Sale

Come and fossick through surplus history brochures, publications, pamphlets, newspapers, special edition newspapers and magazines. Prices start from just $1 and will be a paradise for historians, lovers of history and the district and ephemera collectors.

Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella Street, Lilydale

Friday 25th: 1pm to 4pm; Saturday 26th: 11am to 4pm and Sunday 27th: 11am to 4pm.

Free entry

Lorraine Smith 9735 1104

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Stories of People and Place: Community and history in Victoria and New South Wales

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Albury-Wodonga Campus for the subject 'Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place'. View Posters and Heritage brochures

HotHouse Theatre, Gateway Village, Wodonga

Launch Wednesday 23 October 6pm, then Friday 25 October - 9 November prior to performances of \'The Pyjama Girl\' at 8 pm Sat 26 and Thurs - Sat (also 3pm Saturday 1 and 9 November) until 9 November

Free entry, Tickets for The Pyjama Girl available from HotHouse Theatre (02)60237433

Susan Gilbert La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga Campus P: (02)60249724 E: s.gilbert@latrobe.edu.au

Five events around Bendigo

Enjoy a whole host of History Week events on in Bendigo. At 2pm Tuesday, an old fashion slide show. Wednesday off to the Market walk. Thursday we will have Show and Tell fashion. Friday at White Hills Cemetery, conservation work and self guided tour brochures. Finish off on Saturday a 10am Walk around Mollison/Branble street (meet at 100 Mollison street).

Specimen Cottage, 178 Hargreave Street, Bendigo

gold coin donation

For full details call Specimen Cottage - Tel 5441 3443, Bendigo Historical Society Archives 5442 1005, or email specimencottage@gmail.com

Discover Shepparton on Foot - Guided Historical Walking Tour

Join volunteer guides from the Visitor Information Centre on a walk around the Shepparton CBD's most significant historical features - as featured in the "Walk in Great Shepparton" booklet. Distance covered will be approximately 2kms. Numbers are limited, so bookings are essential. Free, bookings essential on 5831 4400 or info@discovershepparton.com.au Please ensure you wear adequate sun protection (long slleves, wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and sunglasses

Departs from Outside the Lawn Tennis Courts, Welsford Steet, Shepparton

10am - 11am

FREE

http://www.discovershepparton.com.au, 03) 5831 4400, info@discovershepparton

Heritage Walk

Join local guides for a stroll as they bring Yarra Junction's Main Street to life. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended for this walk. Need to book prior.

Yarra Junction

10.15am-12.15pm and 2pm-4pm

$5

Yarra Junction Library 5967 1588

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

The Heart of Middle Park

Explore the fascinating heritage & character of beautiful Middle Park with its historic village and iconic streets, parkland, architecture, businesses, cafes & personalities.

Middle Park

10.00am - midday

Free

03-9090-7964

Honouring Our History

Display boards of those who shaped our town from the 1840s, plus the general display of our collections.

Rye Historical Society, The Old Schoolhouse, Rye Primary School, Collingwood Street, Rye

Oct 20, Oct 26 and 27 2 - 4 pm

Gold coin entry

5985 2797 5985 5767 email - ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com web: http://ryehistoricalsociety.weebly.com.index.html

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

A History of Merton

Launch of a history of Merton, Victoria. Activities include a cemetery tour, local plants tour, self-guided history walk and inspections of the restored Merton pub.

Merton Memorial Hall, Shaws Rd, Merton, Vic

Activities free, $30 for purchase of book

John Fraser, 57789540

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

Walking the Golf Links Estate with Michael Humphreys

Michael Humphreys will lead a walk around the Golf Links Estate for the Canterbury History Group focussing on some of the houses built by his father in the period between the wars. Michael's insights into suburban life on the estate are a treat not to be missed

Meet on the corner of Camberwell Road and Christowel Street Camberwell

Walk begins at 11.00am and finishes at approx. 12.00 midday.

no charge

Telephone 9836 9117 email canthist@gmail.com

Ancestry Library Edition

Frustrated with not getting the most out of Ancestry Library Edition? Then attend this talk presented by Gail White

Croydon Library, Civic Square, Croydon

1.30pm - 3.30pm

free

Croydon Library 9294 5640

History of Boronia

View a display of Boronia Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Boronia Library, Park Cresent, Boronia

free

Boronia Library 9762 4099

History of Bayswater

View a display of Bayswater Historical Photographs presented by the Knox Historical Society.

Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, 7-13 High Street Bayswater.

free

Bayswater Library 9800 6418

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

History Week Open Day

Turn the clock back and come and see how people lived, worked and played in the past.

Merrigum Museum, 111-113 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum

11 am to 3 pm

FREE Admission

58552330

Explore the Archives

Come in and speak with staff regarding how to access Victorian State Government Records.

Victorian Archives Centre

10am - 4:30pm

FREE

enquiries@prov.vic.gov.au

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

History at the Maffra Show

Members of the Wellington Shire Heritage Network will be at the Maffra Show, promoting the 27 historical bodies in the shire.

Maffra Showground

10am to 3pm

Normal show admission

Linda 0418 573 828

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

Goulburn Valley Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Shepparton Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton

Opening Wed 23 October, 12.30pm - 30 November During Shepparton library opening times: Wed, 12.30-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-12 noon, Sun 1-4pm

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au

History of Knox

View a display of Knox Historical photos compiled by the Knox Historical Society

Knox Library, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

free

Knox Library 9801 1422

Sunday 27 October
Event Description Location Time Cost Enquiries

The Big Draw at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

This History Week join in The Big Draw as the Regional Museum transforms into a place of unlimited scope for those who love to draw and those who think they can’t! Using the theme ‘Draw Tomorrow’ visitors will be encouraged to learn about the past and create the future by participating in artist-led workshops and drop-in activities in the galleries.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

10am - 4pm

Free

03 9294 6313 museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Flashback!

What do these women have in common?: the bilingual lesbian granny who got up Joh Bjelke-Peterson’s nose; the five-foot-tall mining magnate from Broken Hill who defended her first claim with a rifle; the horse-whip-wielding governess who beat Chloe to the Young & Jacksons site; or the frontline war correspondent who reviewed her own obituary? The answer? None were ‘well-behaved’, and they all made history. Flashback is a new forum for History Week in which members of the Professional Historians Association (PHA) present lively and thought-provoking lightning talks. This year our line-up of professional historians will explore the idea of ‘difficult women’ at Melbourne Museum on Sunday, October 27th. Lucy Bracey (co-author of Under the Red Ribbon a history of the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men's Health Centre) reveals the long life of Ethel May Punshon, the ‘world’s oldest lesbian’. Dr Barbara Lemon (Curator, Unbroken Spirit: Women in Broken Hill) discusses Tess Alfonsi, the first woman miner in Broken Hill. Dr Liz Rushen (author of Single & Free: female migration to Australia, 1833 - 1837) examines Nichola Cooke, governess and founder of Melbourne’s first girls’ school. Dr Richard Trembath (co-author of Witnesses to War: the History of Australian Conflict Reporting) explores the life and work of war correspondent Kate Webb. Hosted by PHA member Michelle Rayner from ABC Radio National, with special guest writer, commentator and self-proclaimed difficult woman Clementine Ford, who will respond to our historians with her thoughts on the current climate for ‘well-behaved women’.

Age Theatre, Melbourne Museum

2pm - 3pm

Free but bookings essential

Bookings essential - HistoryWeek2013@museum.vic.gov.au

Malvern East Spanish Mission Heritage Walk

Explore the Spanish Mission style houses that line the concrete roads, and a large brick and concrete house with a tower, built on the ashes of a former timber home. Bounded by Gardiners Creek in the north, Waverley Road in the south, and Darling Road in the west. Includes: 40+ page “Walk into History” book with 5 other heritage walks in Stonnington.

Meet Point: Coronal house, 9 Lewes Drive, Malvern East

2pm - 4pm

Cost: $20 Adults / $15 Seniors and National Trust & Local Historical Society Members

Bookings/Further Information Phone: 0418 546 103

An Iron in the Fire

This exhibition displays an amazing array of irons of all shapes and sizes. It features irons on loan from Victorian members of The Australian Iron Collectors Association together with irons from the museum collection. Discover sad irons, crimping irons, tailors irons, travelling irons, trivets and many more interesting, unique and unusual irons and learn a little about their history.

Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Kyneton Museum open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm. Group tour can be arranged.

Adults $6, Concession $5, Children $2.50, Family $13

museum@mrsc.vic.gov.au or phone 5422 1228

Pioneers of Dandenong - the Gateway to Gippsland

Take a tour through Dandenong Community Cemetery - see the final resting places of the Pioneers of Dandenong, hear the antidotes and stories of these brave souls. Tour one and half hrs Cost $15 (includes light afternoon tea)

Dandenong Community Cemetery, Kirkham Road, Dandenong South

2pm - 3.30pm

$15

friends.of.dandenong.cemeteries@hotmail.com ph: 0411399449 find us on facebook!!!

Walking Tour

Join us for a guided walking tour of the south end of Broadford’s High Street. Discover what the main street used to look like and what buildings have and haven’t survived the ravages of time.

Broadford

2pm - 4pm

$5.00

broadfordhistorical@gmail.com Ann PH: 57842 633 AH

'BIMBLEHURST' - OPEN DAY AT HISTORIC HOUSE

Built in the 1890s Bimblehurst still retains its original character. Enjoy house tours, stalls and Devonshire Tea.

2519 Point Nepean Road, Rye 3941 Mel 168 D4 Parking opposite on foreshore

11 am - 4 pm

$ 5

ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com http://www.ryehistoricalsociety.weebly.com.au

Lang Lang Cemetery Tour

Take a walk with us around the Lang Lang Cemetery and hear just a few of the many interesting, amusing and heartbreaking stories of the people who are buried there and then share a cuppa and a chat with us if you wish. Bookings essential - payment made on the day please.

Lang Lang Cemetery, McDonald's Track, Lang Lang.

11 am

$5 per person (children under 15 free)

Lynne 8787 5558 or president@nwfhg.org.au

HISTORY FUN and GAMES at SORRENTO MUSEUM

Step back in time and enjoy some old fashioned fun with the family. Craft activities, weaving ,board games, Wash Day at the cottage, Croquet, Museum Mystery objects and a Scavenger Hunt.

Sorrento Museum, 827 Melbourne Rd. Sorrento

Sessions from 10.00 until 3.00pm

$10.00 per family includes entry to the Musuem and the Watts' Limeburner's Cottage

Phone 5984 0255 email nepeanhs@satlink.com.au http://www.nepeanhistoricalsociety.asn.au

Surplus History Sale

Come and fossick through surplus history brochures, publications, pamphlets, newspapers, special edition newspapers and magazines. Prices start from just $1 and will be a paradise for historians, lovers of history and the district and ephemera collectors.

Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella Street, Lilydale

Friday 25th: 1pm to 4pm; Saturday 26th: 11am to 4pm and Sunday 27th: 11am to 4pm.

Free entry

Lorraine Smith 9735 1104

Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - October 2013

The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria`s largest war memorial and Melbourne`s most recognised landmark. Join us for our October Remembrance Service and honour all units from the First and Second World War no longer able to make the pilgrimage to the Shrine. For more information on the units and their actions that will be remembered in the month of October, please visit http://www.shrine.org.au/ceremonies

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

2pm

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Trams: Moving Pictures

One of Melbourne's most famous icons takes centre stage at Trams: Moving Pictures. The exhibition features vibrant tram art from 1979 to 1992 including works by Michael Leunig, Mental as Anything, and Erica McGilchrist. Displays include photos of early painted trams, memorabilia including early conductor uniforms, an illustrated timeline of the evolution of trams and the historical 1910 film of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

10am - 4pm

Free

P: 03 9651 2233 W: http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au

Tour of LaTrobe's Cottage

Take a guided tour of La Trobe's Cottage, the home of Victoria's first Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe. He brought the prefabricated cottage from England when he arrived with his family in 1839. The dining room of the Cottage is Melbourne's oldest building. The Cottage holds many pieces of La Trobe's furniture and other family artefacts. The garden contains many plants that La Trobe grew in the 1840s-50s.

Cnr Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne (near the Shrine & Royal Botanical Gardens)

2pm - 4pm

$5 adult, $4 senior, $3 concession, $10 family

Lorraine Finlay, Ph 9563 6363, email: ltc@latrobesociety.org.au web: http://www.foltc.latrobesociety.org.au

Little Elvie of Fitzroy

Little Elvie of Fitzroy presents the story of Elvie Watson (b. 1914) who started her stage career at the age of four and became a popular child performer during the Vaudeville era in Mebourne. Born two weeks before the start of the First World War, Elvie’s family moved to Glass Terrace on Gertrude Streetin 1916. Showing a remarkable talent for song and dance from a young age, her mother pushed her to ‘take to the stage’. While attending The Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street, she appeared in countless pantomimes, variety shows and revues between 1918 and 1930. ‘Little Elvie’ became well-known on the local Vaudeville circuit for impersonations of famous entertainers and her various novelty acts. In 1924, at the age of 10, she performed with Dame Nellie Melba in La Boheme and Aida at His Majesty’s Theatre. Including original photographs, programs and clippings, the exhibition provides a snapshot of her career against the evocative backdrop of Fitzroy, and the flourishing theatre scene during the early 20th Century until the start of the Great Depression.

Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Every day during Library hours

Free

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/events/events-calendar/little-elvie-of-fitzroy/

Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin

The exhibition at the Heidelberg Historical Society focuses on the life and work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, which spanned three continents (USA, Australia and India) during the first three decades of the 20th Century. The Griffins practised on the margins of main stream design and saw themselves as battling for the cause of modern architecture against the forces of reaction.

Heidelberg Historical Society

Sundays 2pm to 5pm

$5.00

Heidelberg Historical Society ph no 9455 2130 Website: http://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au Email: heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com

Lady of the Lake and Steele Creek

A talk given by Christine Laskowski on the early history of Niddrie, Airport West, Keilor East, Avondale Heights, Keilor Park, West Essendon and Tullamarine. The talk is organised by the Essendon Historical Society.

Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum, 768-770 Mt. Alexander Rd. Moonee Ponds

2.30 - 3.30 pm

Free

esshissoc@mail.com

More Stories About Geelong

Discover the story of Geelong's Trams & Trains; view a photographic display of Geelong Then & Now; Enjoy a visual conversation about the Decline of the Milk Bar; Discover the Australian Navy's links to Osborne House; Read copies of the ARGUS newspapers from 1914-1918. Discover more aspects Geelong's history.

Osborne House, 53 Swinburne Street, North Geelong

10am - 3pm

Gold Coin Entry

Cheryl Scott ph: 0418324100 or Susan Allsop ph: 0424373214

Box Cottage Open Day

Box Cottage is a reconstructed Colonial cottage housing a museum of clothes and other items from everyday life over the last 150 years, together with tools and implements from the market gardening days of Moorabbin.

Joyce Park, Jasper Road, Ormond

2-4:30 pm

Donation

Bill Richardson 9557 3488

Kew Heritage Walking Tour

Join us for a leisurely walk around Kew. It will take in Kew Junction, Alexandra Gardens and a selection of the churches, schools and nearby houses.

Meet at Kew Court House

2pm for approx 1 hr

FREE

Judith Vimpani 0425 737 704; 9818 0364 info@kewhistory.com.au

Trentham Historic Police Complex

Old Police Station will be open daily to visitors during History Week. This is a rare example of a weatherboard Police Station, including a transportable cell and a single cell lockup, stable and tack room.

3-5 Camp St, TRENTHAM

10am - 12 midday and 1pm - 4pm

Donation

hs@trentham.org.au

Honouring Our History

Display boards of those who shaped our town from the 1840s, plus the general display of our collections.

Rye Historical Society, The Old Schoolhouse, Rye Primary School, Collingwood Street, Rye

Oct 20, Oct 26 and 27 2 - 4 pm

Gold coin entry

5985 2797 5985 5767 email - ryehistoricalsociety@gmail.com web: http://ryehistoricalsociety.weebly.com.index.html

Reliving the Past - Evokes Memories

Showcasing various items from the archives to depict the day to day living of that time. From these documents, memories will flood back to a time long gone and hopefully encourage people preserve their own items for the next generation to come.

74 & 75 Piper Street and 24a High Street Kyneton.

Shop windows 24/7 with 75 Piper 9am to 1pm Tues & Saturday

Donations welcome

Larina Strauch on 0418 545 648

Bogong Electric

The Display will be based on the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's items held in the Kiewa Valley Historical Society's collection.

Mt Beauty Visitors Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy. Mt Beauty. 3699

9am - 5pm

donation appreciated

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre Kiewa Valley Hwy. ph. 03 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Historic Lockup and Police Residence Museums

Take part in guided tours of Museums at the Camp Hill precinct in Heathcote and explore new displays showcasing the History of the Heathcote McIvor district

19 Herriot Street Heathcote 3523

10am to 3 pm 20th - 27th October 2013

Gold Coin donation.

Elizabeth Murfitt Museum Curator. Heathcote McIvor Historical Society Inc. Ph: 0354333776 E: emurfitt3523@rocketmail,com

Bomber Command Exhibition

Royal Air Force Bomber Command implemented Britain’s strategic bombing campaign against Germany and German allies during the Second World War (1939 - 45). Over 10,000 Australians served, flying raid after raid over Europe alongside servicemen across the Commonwealth. Bomber Command aircrews suffered extraordinarily high casualties; German air defences were strong and Luftwaffe pilots and aircraft proved highly formidable opponents. This Shrine exhibition tells the story of the Australian airmen who, whilst amounting to less than 2 percent of Australia’s Second World War enlistments, accounted for almost 20 percent of Australian combat deaths.

Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Shrine opening hours

Free

T: 03 9661 8100 F: 03 9662 9411 E: reception@shrine.org.au

Free, secular & democratic: building the Public Library 1853–1913

Discover the cultural centrepiece of 19th-century Melbourne and the grand vision that inspired it. This exhibition traces the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library (now the State Library of Victoria), from its founding in 1853 to the opening of the magnificent domed reading room in 1913.

Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria

open daily 10am–5pm and until 9pm Thursdays.

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

The changing face of Victoria

The changing face of Victoria exhibition brings together historical artefacts, photographs, drawings, maps, letters and diaries to tell the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped life in Victoria over the past 200 years.

Dome Galleries, State Library of Victoria

10am - 5pm

Free

Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.

Be part of the Borough

Visit the historic Eaglehawk Court House & Log Lock-up and learn about this important goldfields area. Local authors will share their extensive knowledge on early pioneers and places.

Court House Sailors Gully Road Eaglehawk

1-4pm

Free event

bevhanson6@bigpond.com

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building. Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Tours may not run when the building is in use for certain events and exhibitions. Please call 13 11 02 to confirm.

Tour starts in the foyer at Melbourne Museum.

2pm

Cost $5 adult and $3.50 concession.

Please call 13 11 02 to confirm

The Golden Mile - Melbourne Heritage Walk

Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its streets, arcades and laneways, and hear the secrets they share. Discover the surprising characters behind Melbourne's growth from Prima Donnas and prime ministers, to bushrangers and architects. Join a professional tour guide and visit some of Australia's most historic and majestic buildings, including Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Visitors Centre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Melbourne Victoria

10am - midday

Cost $29 Concession $23 Special prices for groups over 10 persons and Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

9663 3358, http://www.melbournegoldenmile.com.au, goldenmile@hiddensecretstours.com

Wanderslore Sanctuary Open Day

One of the few occasions the Sanctuary is open to the public; includes a restored Launching Place railway building which was moved to the site by artist Constance Coleman. Exhibition of paintings by Owen Gooding, nature walks and picnic facilities.

Wanderslore Sanctuary, 2180 Warburton Hwy, Launching Place. Park next to the Home Hotel, cross the Rail Trail to enter the Sanctuary.

Sunday 27th October 10am - 3pm

Free entry

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 herlihy@alphalink.com.au

Open Every Day

The Murchison Heritage Centre will be open every day during History Week from 11am to 1pm. Other times by arrangement.

4 Stevenson Street Murchison Vic 3610

11am - 1pm each day during History Week

Entry $2. School children free

Kay Ball 5826 2518 / 0429 180 175 Warwick Finlay 5826 2422 Group Bookings Helen Newton 5826 2426

Malmsbury Historical Society Open Day

Our records room will open for researchers and other visitors to explore. Enquiries relating to the history of Malmsbury and district, whether of a family or local history nature, can be answered by our volunteers - or just come and have a look around the Malmsbury Mechanics Institute and enjoy the local heritage and gardens!

Malmsbury Mechanics Institute, Mollison Street, Malmsbury

9am to 3 pm

Free admittance, fees apply for research ( $10) and photocopying

Contact Sue Walter on 5423 9383 or by email on malmsburyhistorical@gmail.com. For more details on the society, visit our website http://home.vicnet.net.au/~malmhist/

Celebrating the Centenary of the Footscray Park

Celebrate the centenary of the Footscray Park for History Week.

Footscray Historical Society

10.00am - 4.00pm

Free

Phone 9689-3820

Exhibitions in Walhalla

The Old Post Office will be exhibiting some previously unseen postcards, as well as a display of family linen recently returned to the Post Office by a member of the family of Walhalla's last postmistress, Doreen Hannan, to be displayed for the first time this week. The Gold Museum and Historic Corner Store will be open all week, and town walking tours will be available by appointment.

Main Street, Walhalla

by arrangement

Admission by gold coin donation; tour costs on application.

Walhalla Corner Store, Main Street, Walhalla ph 5165 6250

The Public Library (detail), 1860, watercolour Free, secular and democratic - guided tour

Trace the first 60 years of the Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne’s first cultural institution.

State Library of Victoria - meet in front foyer

Sunday 20 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Tuesday 22 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Thursday 24 October 2013, 5:00pm - 5:45pm Sunday 27 October 2013, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Free

Tel +61 3 8664 7000

Bendigo and Central/Northern Victoria Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Bendigo Railway Station, Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550

Opening Tue 22 October, 12.30pm - 29 October

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

Goulburn Valley Community History

Community History Projects from second year history students at La Trobe University's Shepparton Campus for the subject: Community History: Creating Stories of People and Place. View exhibitions, displays, heritage tour brochures and web exhibitions on various history topics.

Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton

Opening Wed 23 October, 12.30pm - 30 November During Shepparton library opening times: Wed, 12.30-6pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-12 noon, Sun 1-4pm

Free

Ruth Ford Email: r.ford@latrobe.edu.au Ph: 5444 7981

600 Million Years: Victoria evolves

Taking you on a journey through time, 600 Million Years brings the story of Victoria’s evolution to life through animation, animatronics, models and multimedia interactives.

Melbourne Museum - Science and Life Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale. Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne. Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Cole’s Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

Melbourne Museum - Melbourne Gallery

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

First Peoples

Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artifacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.

Melbourne Museum - First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka

10am - 5pm

Included with Museum entry price

Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02

Forestry Heritage Museum Beechworth

Display of images and of the tools used in timber harvesting, forest fire fighting, communication and forest sciences. Presented by Forests Commission Retired Personnel Association

Forestry Heritage Museum, Ford Street, Beechworth

9am - 4pm

Free. Donations appreciated

9509 9327

Researching Your Mt Evelyn House

Display on general sources illustrated with Mt Evelyn examples, including well known and unknown houses.

The Station House - Mt Evelyn Library

Free

Paula Herlihy 9736 2935 historygroup@mountevelyn.vic.au

Photographs of Balwyn

Photographs of houses in Balwyn shown in the exhibition stand at the Balwyn Library

Balwyn Library

October 2013

Nil

Balwyn Historical Society - bhs@balwynevergreen.org.au


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