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The Heidelberg Historical Society Museum is opening on Sundays from Sunday 29th November

The Museum is opening on Sunday 29th November, Sunday 6th December, and Sunday 13th December 2020. It will be closed for the remainder of 2020, until February 2021.

With social distancing, we can only have 2 people and 1 volunteer in the Research Room and up to 4 people in the Exhibition space during each time slot between 2pm and 3:15pm and 3:30pm and 4:45pm.

Book your timeslot by email only at heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com. This applies to our members as well as to the public.

Face masks are required to be worn inside the Museum. You will be required to leave your name and phone number as per Victorian Government regulation.

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

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Wounded soldiers at Heidelberg Railway Station

Posted on Tuesday, 25th August 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

Wounded soldiers at Heidelberg Railway Station, SLV

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the declaration of the end of WWII, here’s an image that shows Heidelberg Railway Station in a different light. Taken on November 11, 1943 it shows wounded soldiers from the Northern battle areas arriving by train, carrying their kit bags, to be transported up to the nearby Heidelberg Military Hospital in Banksia Street. Note the red crosses painted on the carriage roofs.

You can read more about the Heidelberg Military Hospital at the beautifully produced commemorative page WWII at Home - Response, Reflection & Rejuvenation project available at https://www.wwiiathome.com.au/hmh.html

There’s fascinating information on the website about 18 sites of significance that represent the transformative impact the Second World War had on Victoria, including the Murtoa Stick Shed, the Eltham War Memorial Building, the Explosives Factory at Maribrynong and much more. It’s well worth a look.

Image source: State Library of Victoria http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/167773

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