MHHV is an incorporated not-for-profit association registered in Victoria.
MHHV Incorporated was established to provide an inclusive forum for individuals and groups who are passionate about military history and heritage in Victoria.
Military History and Heritage Victoria has the following aims:
- To encourage interest in Australian and especially Victorian military history and heritage in all of its forms within both the general community and by individuals.
- To develop and engage in activities related to the research of military history and the preservation of military heritage as well as the promotion, education, and commemoration of this history and heritage among communities and the general public of Victoria.
- To promote the interests of its member organisations to all levels of Government, communities and the general public of Victoria.
- To promote communication and cooperation within the military history and heritage community of Victoria.
What is military history and heritage in Victoria?
MHHV includes all aspects of military history and heritage related to Victoria, Australia.
- Military history includes the research, study and recording, commemoration, remembrance and education of and about past events and actions related in any way to military (land, sea and air) forces and individuals, during peace and war and at home and abroad.
- Military heritage includes the significance to that military history of places, objects, equipment, memorabilia and monuments.
Taken together military history and heritage form an important part of the historical narrative of Victoria, its communities and people.Military History and Heritage Victoria recognises that military history and heritage can be represented by many kinds of individuals and organisations and in many different ways.
Organisations can include military historians, researchers and writers (amateur, professional and academic), and other practitioners of related disciplines such as living history, family history, restoration/preservation, commemoration, modelling, war-gaming, archaeology, collecting of all kinds, collections (museum and exhibition), publishing, etc.
The logo of the Military History and Heritage Victoria is a military bugle, representing Victoria’s continuum of military history and heritage. It is not service or unit specific but reflects the defence force and commemoration aspects of the Association’s aims and objectives.
What does Military History and Heritage Victoria do?
- Maintains a website that acts as a central hub for military history and heritage related organisations, events and activities in Victoria.
- Oversees and coordinates Military History and Heritage Week® in April each year.
- Conducts or coordinates a range of events and activities throughout the year including seminars, conferences, exhibitions, demonstrations and tours, usually with MHHV affiliated organisations and members, with selected like-minded partners, and sponsors.
- Publishes articles of military history and heritage interest by members and non-members alike on its website.
Organisation and Membership: Military History and Heritage Victoria is organised with a Council and an Executive Committee. Individuals or organisations can become a member. It offers a range of different membership including individual, organisational and affiliated categories.
Membership offers a range of benefits including promotion through the MHHV website portal, military history and heritage journals, online access to historical articles, and free or discounted access to, and incentives to participate in, MHHV events and activities. Membership is now open.
Patron – Major General Jim Barry, AM, MBE, RFD, ED (Rtd)
Vice-Patron – Dr. Jim Wood RFD, ED (Col. Rtd)
Vice-Patron – Professor Peter Edwards, AM
President – Colonel Marcus Fielding
Secretary – Mr Jason McGregor
Treasurer – Mr Peter Fielding