Victorian Branch Meetings Archive
Bob Marmion 'The Gibraltar of the South'
Branch AGM and updates on
Boer War Memorial
and MHSA National Conference
David Howell "Kokoda - Then and Now"
Military Quiz Night
Robin Drooglever "That Ragged Mob" - the 3rd and 4th Victorian Bushmen Contingents to the Boer War
Lambis Englezos 'Fromelles and Pheasant Wood'
Branch Christmas Dinner at Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL members and partners.
Branch Christmas BBQ members only Malvern East
Military Historical Society of Australia
Victorian Branch Inc
Members Own Night 'Obscure Militaria'
Sean Young from ACWRTA 'Johnston vs Sherman in the American Civil War'
Field Trip B-24 Liberator restoration lunch at Werribee RSL
Peter Beckett 'Postcard from Ismailia the case of Herbert Ambrose Reid'
National Conference at Box Hill RSL Melbourne
Annual Member Collectors and Traders Militaria - Show, Tell and Trade
featuring a presentation by Debra Parry, Conservator,
Records Operation and Preservation Section, National Archives of Australia
- "Caring for your Collection"
Michael Lawriwsky - "Hard Jacka" -the story of the exploits of Albert Jacka, VC
The Arthur Cobby Commemorative Oration
The Inaugural Oration to be delivered by Air Marshal I B Gration, AO AFC (Rtd)
Victorian Branch AGM
Will Davies - Author of 'Beneath Hill 60' to speak on our WWI tunnellers, and film makers
Field Trip to Queenscliff Fort and Colonial Defences Seminar
(Right click on link to download brochure)
to Organiser being unavailable
Branch Quiz Night - Steve Gray as Quizmaster
Oakleigh World War 1 Commemorative Project
October - December
Oakleigh Commemorative Exhibition at the Monash Federation Centre in Oakleigh 28th October
at 7PM official Opening of the Exhibition and launch of 'fallen leaves' commemorative book
- at 8pm the project team talks about the project, at the Oakleigh RSL
Ross McMullan speaks on Will Dyason, War Artist
Branch Christmas Dinner at Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL
Branch Christmas BBQ in Balwyn
Members' Own - "My Family Hero" - members can speak of anyone in their family who may have served
tell their story, show their memorabilia.
An interesting and relaxed way to bring in 2011
Boer War night. A South African battlefield historian, Garth Benneyworth,
will present on the battle
in which Colonel Umphelby, Victoria's Commander of Artillery, was mortally wounded and became
Australia's most senior casualty of the Boer war.
A joint night with our affiliate Anglo-Boer War Study Group.
Double member presentation:
Frontier Wars - On Hadrian's Wall - Blake Shorthouse
Z Special Force - Lt Col Neil Smith, AM
Two Vietnam veteran 'tunnel rats' will give short but powerful insights into their war -
US Sgt Ron Gates will tell of his role as a tunnel rat in CuChi province
and our own Allan Rantall will finish with his model of the tunnel systems that he 'worked' in that conflict.
Dr. Pam Oliver, Monash University 'Facts and Perceptions: Japan's Plans and the Bombing of Darwin'
The 2nd Arthur Cobby Oration - commemorating 100 years of the RAN and an outstanding Victorian naval serviceman.
Victorian Branch Inc. AGM Guest Speaker Don Davis 'The Air Observer Corps'
WWI night with Australian Great War Association.
Sunday 11th September
Field Trip and BBQ: the Museum of HMAS Cerberus
Annual Collectors' Trading Night and Quiz (based on Despatches)
The Challenges of Restoration - a Blitz artillery truck and a B-24 bomber.
The Military Ghosts Tour of Oakleigh Pioneer Memorial Park and fund raiser.
Branch Christmas Dinner