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 Monash Federation Centre will remain 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 current phase of restrictions.  We

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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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