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November 2017

Lost Melbourne

28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

In recent years, the cityscape of Melbourne has been radically transformed. We have seen the destruction of many buildings to make way for new skyscrapers and contemporary structures. In the first of a series of lectures, we take a look at Melbourne of yesterday and what we as a community have sacrificed in the name of progress and along the way discover the old Eastern Market, grand mansions of St Kilda Road, the Federal Hotel, Melbourne Coffee Palace and many…

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December 2017

1917: Melbourne at War

5 December at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free

Melbourne was at war in 1917 – though you might not know that from the Anzac centenaries and their focus on Anzacs fighting on foreign fields. In this seminar three distinguished historians illuminate aspects of Melbourne’s war. Judith Smart (Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and co-editor of Victoria and the Great War) will explore a year of domestic disintegration in the national capital of Melbourne, culminating in the bitterness of the second conscription referendum. Joy Damousi (Professor of History, University of Melbourne and co-editor…

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Great Architects and their Architecture No 1 with a glass of Christmas cheer…

12 December at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$20

As our year of lectures draws to a close, this beautifully illustrated lecture which will be the first in a series offering profiles some of the world’s greatest architects, and how they have encouraged us to think differently about buildings. In no order and randomly selected, in this lecture we consider - Mies Van Der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen,  Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster. On arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of French Champagne for a toast…

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The Vote Against Conscription

14 December at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free

The conscription debate during WWI has been described as the most divisive in Australia's history. Find out why the people were against conscription, and just what all the fuss was about.

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