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RASV Heritage Online Exhibitions

RASV heritage regularly curates exhibitions showcasing the rich history of RASV, Royal Melbourne Show and Melbourne Showgrounds. RASV is proud to provide digital versions of its exhibitions via the collection below.

Blue Ribbons to Balaclavas - The Red Cross Division Competition at the Royal Melbourne Show

Friday, 01 Jan, 2016
In 1916 Women’s Industries (now known as Art, Craft & Cookery) introduced the Red Cross Division competition within the traditional needlework and cookery competition. Blue Ribbons to Balaclavas pays homage to the tens of thousands of volunteers who made garments and comforts for Australian WWI troops.

Duty Calls - Showgrounds Camp 1915

Sunday, 01 Nov, 2015

The Minister for Defence formally requisitioned Melbourne Showgrounds for the war effort on 22 July 1915 and the RASV Council announced that the Royal Melbourne Show would be abandoned for the year.