On Saturday, March 3 Volunteer Guide at the National Gallery of Victoria Howard Wallace will talk on A History of Australian Landscape Painting.
worked as a civil engineer before training to become an ordained minister in the Uniting Church.
After post-graduate study at Harvard University in the USA, specialising in Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, he taught for 29 years at the
Uniting Church theological colleges in Sydney and Melbourne. He retired from teaching in 2011 and became minister in the Mulgrave Uniting Church Congregation.
He has since fully retired and is heavily involved as a voluntary guide at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Howard's talk will begin at 2pm following the society's general meeting. The cost is free to members and a gold coin for non-members.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
The society is a member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria which publishes regular newsletters. Please feel free to download
the copy of the February 2018 edition and read about its many activities.
RHSV HVSG Lilydale Seminar
Our society will be hosting one of three seminars to be organised by the RHSV's History Victoria Support Group. The seminar will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Old Lilydale Court House, 61 Castella Street Lilydale and the Lilydale Primary School next door. The seminar is a must for those looking to ensuring the future of their group through succession planing, collections management and development of additional activities such as guided walks.
The cost is $20 which includes registration, morning tea and lunch. To book download the program which also has the online booking details.
Federation of Australian Historical Societies
For those who want to see what is happening in heritage Australia wide, feel free to follow the link below and catch up on the federation's latest e bulletin No.173 February 2018. The link also has all previous e-bulletins listed with links.
Go to: https://www.history.org.au/E-Bulletin.html
Prompt, comprehensive and professional book indexing.
Make your work more accessible with a well crafted index.
Local and general histories a speciality.
Contact: Judy Macdonald, mob. 0428263929
Judy is a highly valued member of our society as our librarian and indexer. Currently, Judy is heading up our book indexing team.
Following requests from our members wanting to gain new skills and learn more about the society’s collection, we are holding cataloguing workshops once a month. This is an ideal way to meet other members, learn how to catalogue and make a valuable contribution to the society and the wider community.
If you would like to join the group or want more information, call Phil Burton on 9735 3942.
Our October edition of Now & Then
newsletter is now available for download. Simply click on this link.
To download back copies of Now & Then, go to our newsletters pages and select the edition
you wish to read.
All the names of our ANZACS are now available on line. Click on this link.
Cave Hill Redvelopment Submission
The society made a
submission to the Heritage Council of Victoria on the inclusion of the
heritage features of Cave Hill being included in the state's Heritage
Register. The Council has now considered and added Cave Hill Quarry and
the associated historic buildings and feature to the Heritage Register.
This will allow the new owners to proceed with their development of the
site. However, they will have to obtain Heritage Victoria's approval for
any changes to the historic features.Link to our submission
Cave Hill Submission
The Heritage Council of Victoria has issued a Determination
to include the Cave Hill Quarry in Victorian Heritage Register. The
society put in a detailed submission to the Heritage Council on the
Register listing urging the filling of the quarry while retaining key
elements which demonstrate the operation of the quarry and the
protection of many heritage structures on the site.
Since community discussions were initiated by previous owners
and operator Sibelco, the society has worked with the Shire of Yarra
Ranges and various consultants evaluating various aspects of the site
including its rare heritage features.
The society has also had discussions with the new owners of the site and
offered to our assistance to help them secure the heritage of the Cave
Hill for future generations to learn more about this vital early
industry and its role in our development.
Read our submission