Victoria’s History Week is on next week, and for those in Melbourne and regional areas of Victoria, this is the week to truly get out and discover the history that lies in your state.

Co-ordinated by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria which was formed over 100 years ago and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria, History Week runs from Sunday 7 October, through until Sunday 14 October, and there are literally 100s of events on around the state.

This History Week you can…

  • see how radical Melbourne really was in the 1970s
  • listen to a lecture on Forgotten Australian (former wards of state, de facto adoptees and those who were placed in institutions or foster care in Victoria)
  • check out an exhibition of the wreck of the Inverlochy 1802
  • attend the official opening of the Bathing Box. The last remaining Anglesea bathing box contains permanent displays which tell the stories of beach fashions over time, the history of the bathing boxes, and local aboriginal foreshore usage, as well as changing displays which tell stories connected with surf life-saving, the motor yacht club and, of course, the Split Point lighthouse
  • join a guided walking tour of Melbourne’s General Cemetery, and learn the stories of those buried there
  • watch old newsreel and documentary footage of Queenscliffe area

Victoria has a rich history, so take the time to go to an event or two you’ll discover the amazing history of these places.