Working Meeting

Collingwood Library Meeting Room 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

Owing to the current Covid and flu situation in Melbourne, we have decided to hold this meeting online using Zoom, NOT in person at Collingwood Library. Members will be sent a link, and the meeting papers, in the days preceding the meeting. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please email […]

Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker

Our AGM with guest speaker Janet McCalman will be held on Tuesday 23 August at the Yorkshire Stingo Hotel, 48 Hoddle St Abbotsford, preceded by dinner at 6:30. AGM business 7:45, speaker 8 pm. Janet McCalman's topic is 'Collingwood: the capital of Vandemonian Melbourne'. This is based on research for the Founders and Survivors project. […]

Working Meeting

Our next meeting, originally scheduled for the third Monday in October, has been moved to Thursday 27 October owing to conflicting commitments of committee members. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Members will be sent a link a few days prior to the date. If you are not a member you are welcome to […]

Annual History Walk

16 ST HELIER'S ST ABBOTSFORD Abbotsford, Australia

After two years with no 'live' walk due to Covid, we are thrilled to once again be resuming our annual guided History Walk. We will be covering the area of Abbotsford bounded by Johnston, Gipps, and Nicholson Streets. Find out where the name Abbotsford came from, where Collingwood people used to go for a swim, […]

Recurrent Witnesses: the Marrying Vicar, Nathaniel Kinsman

Yorkshire Stingo Hotel Hoddle St Abbotsford Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Australia

CHS is pleased to welcome Dr. Méthot, Professor of History at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta. With her particular area of expertise being bigamy, she is involved in a larger network of international scholars on this subject. After several months as a Visiting Professor at Macquarie University, Dr. Méthot will spend January […]



The first of our general meetings of the year will be held on Monday 20 February at 7:30 pm. We will be reporting on recent events and activities, and discussing our projects for 2023. It is not too early to start thinking about a guest speaker for our August AGM, or even the route for […]

Working meeting

We hold meetings on the third Monday of every second month. These are mainly practical working meetings to report on activities and plan new ones. Non-members are welcome to attend. VENUE TO BE ADVISED

Ordinary meeting

Our bi-monthly meeting will be held on 19 June via Zoom. Members have been sent the link. If you are not a member but would be interested to attend, write to us from the Contact Us page to request an invitation.This is a 'working' meeting when we will discuss our plans and projects.

AGM dinner and Guest Speaker Judy Maddigan

Yorkshire Stingo Hotel Hoddle St Abbotsford Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Australia

Our AGM will be held on Monday 21 August at the Yorkshire Stingo Hotel. The guest speaker will be Judy Maddigan, the first woman Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Her topic is Victoria: the last State to allow women to vote and stand for State Parliament. Judy has been a member of the History […]