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.

What’s Coming Up

  • 06

    Mar, 2021

  • The International Conference on World War II – Free online

    March 6 @ 2:00 am - 9:45 am

    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has hosted The International Conference on World War II since 2006—bringing together the best and brightest scholars, authors, historians, and witnesses to history from around the globe to discuss key battles, personalities, strategies, issues, and controversies of the war that changed the world.

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  • 07

    Mar, 2021

  • The International Conference on World War II – Day 2 – Free online

    March 7 @ 2:00 am - 8:15 am

    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has hosted The International Conference on World War II since 2006—bringing together the best and brightest scholars, authors, historians, and witnesses to history from around the globe to discuss key battles, personalities, strategies, issues, and controversies of the war that changed the world.

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  • 16

    Mar, 2021

  • Vera Deakin in War and Peace With Carole Woods

    Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'beckett St

    March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    The RHSV’s major lecture during Women’s History Month (March). The lecture will start at 6pm and we will be serving drinks prior to that from 5:30pm.

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Latest News

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

The Making of Warriors: The story of the 2/1st Infantry Battalion The City of Sydney Regiment 1939-1942 by Graham J Smith – Book Review

Military history continues to be the beneficiary from descendants of those involved in both World Wars researching their exploits, only to expand their research into a work on the unit in which the relative served.

Our Forgotten Volunteers: Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One by Bojan Pajic – Book Review

Australians and New Zealanders tend to focus on Gallipoli and the Western Front when addressing land battles of the Great War.

William Holmes: The Soldiers’ General by Geoffrey Travers – Book Review

The opportunity to review a biography of Major General William Holmes in this journal is welcome, since he is in the top rank of leaders who shaped the military history of New South Wales.