This calendar lists all upcoming public events that are being organised by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events that are added by our Friends and Members.
If you are a Friend or a Member of the HCV and you're organising an event in Victoria, Australia that relates to History, you are welcome to publicise it here. Click on the 'Host your own event' button at the foot of this page to get started. Please note that there may be a delay (for moderation) before your event becomes visible on the website. (People who haven't yet signed up to the Friends are warmly invited to do so.)
Melbourne has been - and is still - a great port city, but it seems to have turned its back on its rich maritime history and heritage. The Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network has recently been established to sharpen the focus upon Melbourne’s maritime heritage and upon the crucial role of its port facilities in delivering social, cultural and economic benefits to Melbourne and regional Victoria.
To learn more about this new organisation, please join members of the HCV Board and the HCV Friends for convivial end-of-year refreshments and a stimulating discussion about the MMHN. Two of its founders, Dr Jackie Watts OAM and Major General (Ret.) Michael O'Brien, will introduce the MMHN and its vision, starting at 6 pm. Their presentations will be followed by a short Q and A session.
HCV Friends and Board members are welcome to bring guests. The ticket price is $15 per person (incl. GST).
If you are not already an HCV Friend, please subscribe via the Friends' web page.
The venue is on the first floor of the City of Melbourne's 'Community Hub at the Dock' building, next door to the Library at the Dock but closer to Victoria Harbour. The Multipurpose Room offers a superb view over the water and the Docklands area, but NB: there is no lift available.
The light refreshments will cater for vegetarians, vegans and people who require gluten-free options.
To assist with catering, please book your ticket(s) for this end-of-year event by Sunday 1 December 2019.
In the box under the question 'Will you come?', please enter the number of people attending, i.e. 1 or more. Then click the 'Purchase tickets' button.
Transport: Tram routes 11 and 48 run along the Collins Street extension into Docklands and terminate close to the Library at the Dock.