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

For Kin and Country – Exhibition
The Shrine of Remembrance
December 26 @ 9:00 pm - December 27 @ 4:00 am
Defending with Pride – Exhibition
The Shrine of Remembrance
January 23, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - January 24, 2023 @ 4:00 am
For Kin and Country – Exhibition – Last Week
The Shrine of Remembrance
March 19, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - March 20, 2023 @ 4:00 am

Latest News

How Wars End – Virtual Conference

Hosted by Professor Damien Kingsbury & Richard Iron CMG OBE.

(Papers now available) Greek Campaign Honoured at Major Military History Conference in Melbourne

The Greek campaign of 1941 recently featured in a major military history conference held in Melbourne.

Call for Papers – Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945

Military History & Heritage Victoria Inc. 4th Biennial Two-Day Conference – Hard Fought: Australia in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1945 9-10 April 2022, Waverley RSL, Melbourne.

Latest Articles

How the Coastwatchers Turned the Tide of the Pacific War

Australian Coastwatchers brought the tide of Japanese invasive successes to a shuddering halt when two coastwatchers spotted and reported an invasion fleet of 5,500 Japanese troops sailing south.

‘The Scrap Iron Flotilla’ presentation with Mike Carlton

When war broke out in the Northern Hemisphere in 1939, the British called upon their Australian allies for support.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Traill DSO, MC

John Charles Merriman Traill was born on 24 January 1880 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of George William Traill, book-keeper, and his wife Phoebe Marshall (née Trew).