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Melbourne: Foundations of a City

24 April at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free

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 history of Melbourne, from its origins, to the modern metropolis that became the first capital of the new nation of Australia.

Details

Date:
24 April
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://melbourne-foundations.eventbrite.com/?aff=OTBWebsite

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