History of the handkerchief

Elizabeth Banham member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and Embroiderers Guild Victoria will be the speaker at the August meeting of Heidelberg Historical Society. With a love of textiles and history, Elizabeth decided to research the history of handkerchiefs which she will outline in this public talk.  Handkerchiefs have been around for centuries and their functions and appearances…
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Arresting Women

Heidelberg Historical Society presents its first meeting for 2018 with a free talk: "Arresting women : Celebrating 100 years of women in the Victorian Police" by Colleen Wooley OAM. Tuesday 13 February, 2018  8 pm, at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. This talk is based on Colleen Wooley's Arresting Women of the…
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WW1 Conscription in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Historical Society Inc. presents The World War 1 conscription plebiscites: Heidelberg    Dr Janine Rizzetti will mark the 100th anniversary of the second referendum by reviewing the campaigns through the eyes and ears of residents in the Heidelberg and Ivanhoe areas. WHEN:    Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 8 pm  WHERE: At The Uniting Church…
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Finding Sanity – John Cade, lithium and the taming of Bi-Polar Disorder

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society features Dr. Greg de Moore. Dr. Greg de Moore is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry based at Sydney's Westmead Hospital. He has co-authored the first biography of the ground breaking Australian doctor who discovered the first pharmacological treatment for mental illness. Finding Sanity Dr de Moore will discuss…
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Remembering ’67 Exhibition

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Heidelberg Historical Society a new exhibition has opened.  The local exhibition celebrates living in the City of Heidelberg in 1967. 50 years ago a number of local history groups were founded including the Shire of Eltham Historical Society now Eltham District Historical Society and Doncaster Templestowe…
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Early European Settlers in the Heidelberg District

The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society will be presented by John Noack who has extensively researched the first European squatters to establish holdings on Crown Land in the Heidelberg area, following the arrival of John Batman. John will focus in particular on the settlers, William Thomas Mollison and Captain Robert Robson in the…
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