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April 2019

The Lanes of Melbourne No 4

6 April at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25

This walk continues our popular series of CBD walks exploring the history of our city through the names behind our streets and lanes. Start:                 In front of Old Melbourne Goal, Russell Street Finish:               RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street

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Victorian Gothic Revival

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

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, neo-Gothic, or Gothick) became popular in the Western World from the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. This beautifully illustrated lecture will explore the world of Gothic Revival architecture.

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Bakery Hill poster

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

The events of Eureka are part of Victorian identity! Discover the story and history of this poster in this FREE floor talk.

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Chamber pot from Mayor Smiths’ house

23 April at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free
Chamber pot on display in Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories

They say a person is defined by their chamber pot. Well probably not, but it is easy to imagine that this would be just the style that Mayor Smith or his wife Ellen would have fancied for themselves. Athena in her chariot fueling the Smiths sense of themselves and their position in newly forming Melbourne society. Find out about Object 16 in our 'Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories ' exhibition in this free floor talk.

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