The Victorian Historical Journal is now available in the Local History Collection at the Sam Merrifield Library. Contents include the following:-
'My Native Place' Alfred Deakin in Fitzroy. by Carole Woods. The article is an edited vertion of a paper presented to the Fitzroy History Society on 26th August, 2010, in the former Fitzroy Public Library, to commemorate an address given by Alfred Deakin 100 years earlier on his boyhood.
Who Designed Melbourne's Sewerage System? by Robert La Nauze. In 1889, William Thwaites submitted to the Royal Commission on Sanitation a design for sewering Melbourne. The Victorian Government engaged James Mansergh, an English expert, and during his brief visit to Melbourne he recommended a scheme with two outfalls in preference to Thwaite's single outfall design.
Isabella Lucy Bird's Visiti to Victoria in 1872. The Forgotten Tourist. by Ian Clark. Isabella Lucy Bird, the English travel writer visited Victoria and spent eight weeks touring around Melbourne and western Victoria. In 1877, she published a nine-part account of her visit, The Leisure Hour.
The Trail to Wonnangatta by Trevor W. Davey.
From Abbey to Athenaeum. John Henry Benedict Curtis, 1829-1909. by Margaret Bowman.
From Foot-is-cry to Firenze. Remembering Bill Kent 1942-2010. by John Lack. This memoir of Emertius Professor Bill Kent, internationally renowned scholar of Renaissance Italy who died at his Elsternwick home on 30th August, 2010.