Find out what’s on the menu this History Week

WHEN 7 to 14 October 2018
WHERE Melbourne & Victoria There will be hundreds of things to do across the State during the week

History Week 2018 was a fantastic success!

We hope you were able to join the many Victorians who travelled back in time, discovering Victoria’s wide and wonderful past. From fascinating walking tours and engaging discussions, to exhibitions and "history in the making" events - there really was something in store for everyone to enjoy. Have a look around the History Week 2018 website and read about some of the fascinating events held during the Week.

During History Week 2018 Victorians could…

  • 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.

Hosting a history related event during History Week 2018? Add your event to the 2018 History Week calendar.

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Want to find out more about Victoria's fascinating past?

Visit www.historyvictoria.org.au. The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is home to the most extensive single information resource on the history of Melbourne and Victoria.

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