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

‘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.

Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. Annual General Meeting Announcement

Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. will be holding our Annual General Meeting online via Zoom.com at 1600 hours (4PM) Wednesday 7th October.

Latest Articles

Honour Denied Teddy Sheean – A Tasmanian Hero by Tom Lewis – Book Review

Tom Lewis has painstakingly documented three outstanding acts of heroism by members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War.

Vietnam vanguard – a unit history of lasting value.

Unit histories are usually written mainly for members of the unit and their descendants: only a few have lasting historical value.

The CMF and the Vietnam War

In the period leading up to Australia’s involvement in Vietnam, the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) [today’s Army Reserve] in Australia was a reasonably strong and viable force, with a mixture of younger soldiers, volunteers and 1950’s National Servicemen, strengthened by a small number of experienced former 2nd AIF, Korea and Malaya veterans.