Military History & Heritage Victoria

Military history and heritage is an important part of Australia’s national story. MHHV Inc. aims to encourage interest in Australian and especially Victorian military history and heritage in all of its forms; to develop and engage in activities related to its research, preservation, promotion, education and commemoration. MHHV also aims to promote the interests of its member organisations in the community at large and to promote communication and cooperation within the military history and heritage community.

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Latest News

Call for Papers – Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945

Military History & Heritage Victoria Inc. 4th Biennial Two-Day Conference – Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945 9-10 April 2022, Waverley RSL, Melbourne.

The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

For anybody in Victoria who is interested in military history (and readers of this website probably fall into that category) or in strategic and defence matters more generally, there is a jewel of a resource available to them at the Royal United Service Institute of Victoria.

Niche Wars Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014 Edited by: John Blaxland, Marcus Fielding, Thea Gellerfy

Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001.

Latest Articles

Sad joys on deployment by Greg Bruce – Book Review

Sad Joys on Deployment is the memoir of an orthopaedic surgeon1 in the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve (RAAFSR) who deployed overseas ten times on operations between 1995 and 2008.

Written in the sky by Mark Carr – Book Review

Written in the Sky is an autobiography of one man’s desire to fly, recording his efforts to achieve a boyhood dream and the challenges and rewards of realising his ambitions.

Twenty years in Afghanistan – What did Australia achieve there, and what did we learn?

Events after 11 September 2001 saw the Middle East return to centre stage for Australia’s armed forces after repeated and sporadic commitments in northern Africa and the Middle East.