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Discovering the forgotten landscapes of Melbourne

15 October at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free
Robert Russell, 'By the Falls 1855' on display in 'Melbourne: Foundations of a City' at Old Treasury Building

In the midst of contemporary Melbourne it is difficult to imagine how it might have looked in 1836 when Europeans arrived. Is it possible to reconstruct those ‘lost environments’ of the past? What clues can be found in the historical record to guide historians to discover these ‘forgotten landscapes’?

Dr Gary Presland is an archaeologist and historian with a fascination for environmental history. The author of ‘The place for a village: how nature has shaped the city of Melbourne’ (2008), Presland is a wonderful guide to such documentary treasures as Robert Hoddle’s field notebooks from the 1830s and forties.

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Date:
15 October
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Old Treasury Building
Phone:
9651 2233
Email:
bookings@otb.org.au

Venue

Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Phone:
(03) 9651 2233