Military History & Heritage Victoria

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

What’s Coming Up

War Animal Last Post Service
The Shrine of Remembrance
February 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Lunchtime Address
February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Latest News

Defenders of the Queen: Imperial and Colonial Defence 1850 – 1901

In this conference, historians and experts on the era presented on both the strategic and the tactical.

Call for Papers – Game of Dominoes: Australia’s Security and the Cold War 1947-1991

Call for Papers now closed

2023 MHHV Annual General Meeting Notice

Please take notice that a general meeting of Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. (hereafter MHHV Inc.) will be held online via at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 6 September […]

Latest Articles

The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How sailors lived, fought and died in Australia’s greatest naval disaster – Book Review

Before the discovery of the wreckage of HMAS Sydney (II) was found off Carnarvon in WA in 2008 many books were written about the sinking of the RAN’s light cruiser.

How they fought: Indigenous tactics and weaponry of Australia’s Frontier Wars – Book Review

This is an excellent and much needed book.

Lethality in Combat: A Study of the True Nature of Battle by Tom Lewis – Book Review

During a Memorial Day address in 1884, the American Civil War veteran Oliver Wendell Holmes commented that he and his fellow war veterans had ‘shared the incommunicable experience of war. […]