Book + Author April 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 07:00 PM

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Alicia Cerreto



The HCV Book + Author evenings are back! Please join us for our next Book + Author for this year: Joan Beaumont in conversation with David Lowe about her recent book, Australia’s Great Depression (Allen & Unwin)

This new consideration of the Great Depression asks how the generation reeling from the impact of the First World War faced an unprecedented economic crisis. The effects were dire for many Australians but they were also felt unevenly and with different levels of government, federal, state and local, all responding, and not always in concert. Neither charities nor those tasked with economic planning were sufficiently equipped to cope with the consequences, but Australians worked their way out of the Great Depression in ways that forced lasting changes in governing.


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The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.

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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).





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