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

    Feb, 2020

  • The Korean War 1950 – 53 – Exhibition

    The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue

    February 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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  • 05

    Mar, 2020

  • Women at the Front

    The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue

    March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Today, women represent almost a fifth of all serving members of the Australian Defence Force.

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Latest News

The Memorial for Lieutenant Colonel Charles Umphelby

Lt Colonel Charles Umphelby died of wounds received in action at Driefontein on 12 March 1900.

Les Knight Australia’s Dambuster

Les Knight, a young man from Camberwell, Victoria was like many who joined to serve his country during the Second World War.

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.

Latest Articles

Codebreaking in Melbourne and Geelong during World War One

For several years the Monash Museum of Computing History has held walking tours of significant sites re the history of computing in central Melbourne.

ANZAC Sniper by Roland Perry – Book Review

This is an intriguing biography of a most unassuming, competent and compassionate self-made man whose contributions have lived on as a heritage for which Australians can be most grateful.

Mapmakers of Fortuna: a history of the Army Survey Regiment by Valerie Lovejoy – Book Review

This book is a history of the Army Survey Regiment from its creation in 1932 as the Drafting Sub-Section of the Australian Survey Corps until the Regiment’s closure in 1996.