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April 2018

General Sir John Monash

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

This free talk on General Sir John Monash, the day before Anzac Day, will discuss his early life, as a child speaking German at home, through to his experiences during the First World War in Gallipoli, on the Western Front and as Commander of the Australian Corps. Discover the impact Monash had on Victoria, including his connection to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the Rotary Club.

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Melbourne: Foundations of a City

24 April at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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In 1836 the town that would be Melbourne was little more than a scattering of tents near the Yarra. Less than a generation later it was home to 125,000 people and about to overtake Sydney as the largest colonial city. The rise of Melbourne as a New World city was the wonder of the age, as gold, then land boom, created ‘Marvellous Melbourne’. In this introduction to the exhibitions at the Old Treasury Building historian Margaret Anderson discusses the extraordinary…

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May 2018

Colonial Melbourne No 8 – Chinatown

6 May at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25

The response to the Old Treasury Colonial Melbourne Walks has been tremendous so much so that we will continue the series in 2018. This walk exploring Melbourne’s historic Chinatown will take us from the front of the glorious Princess Theatre on a meandering journey that will finish at the RACV City Club.

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Exploring the Italian Riviera

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

This beautiful illustrated lecture explores the stunning coastline of the Italian Riviera with its many attractions. Along the way we encounter spectacular seaside towns and villages like Portofino with its harbour and beautiful coloured buildings and the magical rocky coastline of the Cinque Terre.

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Great Castles, Houses and Gardens of Ireland

8 May at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

This lecture will take you the beautifully illustrated lecture will take you to the stunning ‘Emerald isle’. Our journey will reveal some Ireland’s greatest castles, mansions and gardens including Mount Stewart, Powerscourt, Malahide Castles and gardens to mention but a few…

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WWI, Conscription and the Propaganda War

15 May at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free

Attempts to introduce conscription during World War I were hugely controversial. The ensuring debate has been described as the most divisive and violent in our history, with a bitter propaganda war conducted by both sides. In this lecture historian Margaret Anderson explores the graphic propaganda created during these years and explains its imagery.

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November 2018

Curating the Anzac Centenaries: War, Memory and the Museum

13 November at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free

As the centenaries of the Great War come to an end, two leading Melbourne museum curators reflect on how museums have represented the experience of Australians at war over the last few years. As Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, Jean McAuslan has played a central role in shaping the Shrine’s response to the Anzac centenaries. As Deputy Head of Humanities (Exhibitions) at Museum Victoria, Deborah Tout-Smith was Lead Curator for the World War I: Love & Sorrow exhibition at…

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