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

  • 06

    Oct, 2021

  • MHHV AGM 2021

    October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    The Military History & Heritage Victoria Annual General Meeting will be held online, via Zoom, on 6 October 2021.

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The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

For anybody in Victoria who is interested in military history (and readers of this website probably fall into that category) or in strategic and defence matters more generally, there is a jewel of a resource available to them at the Royal United Service Institute of Victoria.

Niche Wars Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014 Edited by: John Blaxland, Marcus Fielding, Thea Gellerfy

Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001.

‘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.

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A machine gun spray of memories

6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6 Bn RAR/NZ (ANZAC) arrived in South Vietnam in May 1969 and five days later 5 Platoon was tasked with a platoon standing patrol around 3 kilometres from the base.

The Gallipoli Evacuation by Peter Hart – Book Review

Withdrawing your forces while ‘in-contact’ with the enemy is a challenging military manoeuvre.

Fitzroy Somerset Lanyon Penno, The last Imperial Assistant Adjutant-General in Victoria 1854 – 1930

On Friday 18 October 1889, tucked away on page seven of the Melbourne Argus, an announcement – the appointment of 35-year-old Captain F.S.L. Penno as assistant adjutant-general in the Victorian Military Forces.