Monash Community Podcast

The Monash Community Podcast is a weekly podcast for residents, businesses and organisations in the City of Monash.  Hosted by Charles Kovess, the podcast shares information about people, organisations and events in our local area.  Of 30-60 minutes length, the podcast is lively, topical and entertaining. History Monash Inc was

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NEW GRANTS TO HISTORY MONASH INC

History Monash Inc gratefully acknowledges new grants to assist with its work of preserving and showcasing local history: From the Public Record Office Victoria Local History Grants (Round 18), funding to purchase new archival storage shelves and archival preservation materials; and From the City of Monash Community Grants Program 2020/2021,

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Congratulations Helen Gobbi OAM

It is a great pleasure to announce that Helen Gobbi, the History Monash Inc historian and Vice-President, was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 8 June 2020.  Helen’s award is for “service to community history”.  Her award is very well deserved, as Helen has contributed

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ANZAC DAY TRIBUTE

History Monash Inc pays tribute to all Australian service people.  We thank them for their bravery and sacrifices. We respect the decision made by the Returned and Services League (RSL) to cancel local Anzac Day services on 25 April 2020 due to COVID-19.  Instead of laying a wreath at the

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OPENING HOURS FOR HISTORY MONASH INC

We regret that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the headquarters of History Monash Inc, the Monash Federation Centre, is closed to the public at present.  Please watch this website’s News page for an update on the possible re-opening date – this will be following advice from the Victorian Government after the

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AWARD TO HISTORY MONASH INC. HISTORIAN

In May 2019 Helen Gobbi, History Monash Inc’s historian and Vice-President, was honoured by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria with an Award of Merit.  This award recognised Helen’s outstanding service in researching and promoting history in Oakleigh and surrounding suburbs for over twenty years.  Helen has written many publications,

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Mervyn Knight's grave at Mericourt-L'Abbe cemetery

Mericourt – A Story about a House

When I decided to research the history of my home, a Californian bungalow in Hughesdale, I had no idea that an outcome would be a pilgrimage to a little village in France. Nor did I foresee that the task would give the centenary of the World War One armistice a

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