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Victoria’s wide and wonderful past looks set to come alive next week thanks to the hundreds of events in store at this year’s History Week (16-23 October). Events that celebrate our heritage are being held across the state with something to appeal to everyone.

During History Week, Victorians can:

See the fascinating change in Melbourne’s suburban life at the stunning new Remembering the Burbs 1850 – 1960 exhibition. Meet well-known lawyers, murderers, a slain police officer and robbery victims now at rest in Bell Street.

Explore the stories of early Victoria’s many wild colonial boys, including the St Kilda Gang, the Plenty Gang and the Kelly Gang. Discover the history of Melbourne’s edgy seaside suburb, St Kilda, through two very different lenses. Discuss the meaning and power of place in Australia’s historical narrative.

Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics and step into the shoes of an Argus Newspaper sports journalist.

Be transported back to Marvellous Melbourne with one of Australia’s most influential historians. Join makers from all of the Yarra Ranges to recreate a time when clothes were made to last.

Content: Royal Historical Society of Victoria