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

  • 29

    Dec, 2019

  • The Korean War 1950 – 53 – Exhibition

    The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue

    December 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians.

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  • 29

    Jan, 2020

  • The Korean War 1950 – 53 – Exhibition

    The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue

    January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians.

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  • 19

    Feb, 2020

  • Michael Veitch – ‘TURNING POINT: the battle for Milne Bay 1942’

    February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of the Australian heroes in the epic story of the Milne Bay campaign of 1942 – which saw Japanese land forces suffer their first defeat of the war – and has properly been called the RAAF’s forgotten finest […]

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Aftermath: Australia after the Great War. MHHV Conference 6 April 2019

The conference of around 45 attendees was opened by convenor Lieutenant Colonel Michael Buckridge followed by the welcome by Major General Jim Barry.

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Defending Australia and its Interests: Continuity and Change.

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Collins of the Sydney: a life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Collins by Anthony Macdougall – Book Review

Tony MacDougall has taken on the necessary but difficult task of researching and writing a biography of the first Australian officer to command the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Vice-Admiral John Augustine Collins KBE, CB.