Working Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 18 October at 7:30 pm. Given the current situation regarding Covid 19, we will continue to meet online utilising Zoom. At the meeting, we will report on our activities over the last few months, including an update on heritage protection and planning issues. We will also work […]

History Walk

Normally we conduct a History Walk every November on a Saturday afternoon. Given there was still a little uncertainty around Covid issues we again chose this year to prepare detailed notes for you to do the Walk by yourself at any time that suits you. The theme is Alexandra Parade - Past, Present and Future. […]

Next meeting – Christmas get-together

Our final meeting of the year will take the form of a social get-together, sharing food and drinks in the Darling Gardens. More details will be sent to members closer to the time.

Working Meeting

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

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 11 April. It is planned to hold it at Collingwood Library, but if there are issues about holding a face-to-face meeting due to Covid, it will be held via Zoom. Our 'working' meetings are so-called because they focus on discussion and planning of projects and activities. Non-members […]

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 […]