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The Living History Group is a small but dedicated group of Historical Society members
whose sole aim is to bring Police history to life for the benefit of the Victorian
public. This is achieved through the medium of historical re-enactments, street
theatre, displays and lectures. The group also advises Theatre and T.V. productions
on historical details, as well as assisting authors and researchers on historical
The L.H.G was formed in 1978 as “The Colonial Police Historical Research Group”.
The L.H.G operated as an individual organisation, working in co-operation with Victoria
Police Public Relations Division. For some years it advocated the formation of a
central Police Historical Society. With the formation of the Victoria Police Historical
Society in 1985, the colonials were absorbed into the society and re-designated
as “The Living History Group”. The group works in co-operation with other departments
of the Victoria Police to promote Police history throughout Victoria. The groups
historical era covers the period from Melbourne’s first Police force in 1836 through
to the Victoria Police of 1960. It covers historical scenes from gold fields history,
to the historical transport of the Victoria Police.
Members of the Living History Group outfit themselves in period uniforms and equipment
at their own expense. We are always ready to welcome new members to our ranks. If
you are interested in promoting Police history through living history, then join
the Victoria Police Historical Society’s Living History Group.
If you are a Secretary or President of a community group or society, why not invite
the group to attend your meeting to give a talk or display? Why not invite the L.H.G
to your next Community Festival?
The Living History Group, Victoria Police Historical Society promotes the lessons
of the past for the benefit of the future.
For further details contact :
0412 353 747
0417 543 828