Military History – From Victoria to the Turkish Dardanelles

Director of Heritage Victoria, Tim Smith will discuss the work being done to protect and celebrate military heritage sites, both in Victoria and in parts of Turkey, at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria on Tuesday 19 May.

His talk will look at Heritage Victoria initiatives to actively protect military heritage sites around the State.

Tim will also share highlights from his longstanding private volunteer involvement in international archaeological projects related to war heritage sites.

A site he has been heavily involved in is Australia’s Gallipoli submarine site – AE2 (1913-1915) – located near the Turkish Dardanelles. He will look at the significance of the AE2 and discuss the findings of the recent archaeological expedition to the site, including the archaeological approvals process, the methodology developed to investigate the internal areas of AE2 with least impact, and the research questions answered by this internationally unique scientific survey of a World War One British E-class submarine.

Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239  A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

When: 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm (following Annual General Meeting) 19 May

Cost: $10 non-members; free for members of the RHSV

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