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

  • 08

    Jul, 2021

  • Launch of the RUSIV Australian Defence Force Ethics Essay Competition

    ANZAC House, 4, Collins St

    July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The President & Council of The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria have pleasure in inviting you to the Launch of the RUSIV Australian Defence Force Ethics Essay Competition by Major General the Honourable Greg Garde, AO, RFD at Anzac House, 4 Collins St Melbourne at 11 am on Thursday 8th July 2021

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