ITP Awareness Week

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

This week is #ITPAwarenessWeek, where we help to raise awareness for patients living with the rare blood autoimmune disease #ImmuneThrombocytopenia or ITP. A rare disease where the body’s immune system attacks platelets. Platelets assist the blood in clotting, and ITP Patients have a low platelet count. ITP impacts approx. 1 in 10,000 Australians; it affects […]

Australia’s Broken Years? Joan Beaumont in conversation with Alistair Thomson

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Historian Joan Beaumont’s books Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (2013) and Australia’s Great Depression (2022) offer profound reinterpretations of those pivotal events of the early twentieth century. In conversation with Alistair Thomson (Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend, 2013), Joan will reflect on what brought her to the study of the Great War and the Great Depression, […]

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A Lifetime of Labour: Kids at Work in Victoria’s Past

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We now expect childhood to be a time of play and learning, but that is a relatively recent development. In the past, many children were expected to work for their keep, and their working lives could begin very early by modern standards. In the country children minded sheep, milked cows and looked after poultry. In […]

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Men’s Fashion in Melbourne’s Swinging Sixties: The View From a Discotheque

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From around 1966, chic discothèques such as the Thumpin’ Tum, Bertie’s and the Biting Eye catered to Melbourne teens and twenty-somethings keen to experience the swinging sixties. This talk explores the fashions featured at these venues – men’s fashions in particular – captured in intimate photographs taken by Go-Set! magazine photographer Jim Colbert. From neo-Edwardian […]

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Event Series Public Tour

Old Treasury Building: Public Tour (October 2023)

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The Old Treasury building is one of very few gold rush buildings still in use in the city. This monthly tour will showcase the exhibitions, including the beautiful building. See areas of the building inaccessible to the general public, including the Executive Council Chamber. This historic room is where the Governor of Victoria has met […]

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Material Histories: Objects of War

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The next installment in the seminar series from Australian Catholic University and Old Treasury! ‘Material Histories’ presents new scholarship from a wide range of speakers, all united by their passion for objects!   Deborah Tout-Smith: Wartime in Melbourne’s Exhibition Building “We would have been better off in tents”, recalled Alan Walton, RAAF, based at Melbourne’s […]

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