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.

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DARK SECRETS: The True Story of Murder in HMAS Australia Speaker & author – Robert Hadler

In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.

Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. Annual General Meeting Announcement

Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc. will be holding our Annual General Meeting online via Zoom.com at 1600 hours (4PM) Wednesday 7th October.

Men of ANGAU – A History of the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C. Smith, AM Retd

ANGAU – the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit, or ‘Angow’ as it was commonly referred to, was the largest and most diverse Australian Military Force unit in World War Two.

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DARK SECRETS: The True Story of Murder in HMAS Australia Speaker & author – Robert Hadler

In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.

Royal Australian Navy beach commandos of World War II

Starting in 1942, around 1000 Australian sailors were trained in amphibious warfare.

Anzac: the Landing, the Legend, the Law by Catherine Bond – Book Review

There are clear regulations around the use of the word ‘Anzac’ under the Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920 and penalties apply for the incorrect use of the term.