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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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.

‘Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs’ bloody last stand’ – Speaker: Dr Peter Monteath

In addressing an audience of 25, Dr Monteath explained how he had written his book largely through the eyes of several high-profile participants, particularly Johnny Peck of the Australian 2/7th Battalion.

DARK SECRETS: The True Story of Murder in HMAS Australia Speaker & author – Robert Hadler

In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.

Latest Articles

Major Gus Ebeling DSO: A Controversial Citizen and Soldier

Gustav Adolph (Gus) Ebeling was born at Percydale in the Pyrenees Ranges of the central Victorian goldfields on 5 March 1871.

Rowville’s Italian prisoners of war

In March 1946, the war was over.

Horrie the war dog: the story of Australia’s most famous dog by Roland Perry – Book Review

This book is a re-telling of the story of Horrie, a stray Egyptian Terrier puppy, who was befriended in the Libyan desert by members of the Signals Platoon of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Division, Australian Imperial Force, in 1941.