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August 2017

The Wild Colonial Boy

22 August at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Wild Colonial Boys on display at Old Treasury Building Museum

Join us in an examination of the bushranger who is said to be the inspiration for the folk song, 'The Wild Colonial Boy', John Doolan (Dooling). The youngest bushranger convicted in Victoria, and given one of the longest prison sentences.

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Flinders Street Station

24 August at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Flinders Street Station on the Intersection of Swanston and Flinders Street, c.1925. On display as part of 'Melbourne as National Capital' at Old Treasury Building.

This free floor talk will discuss the history of Flinders Street Station.

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September 2017

Foundations of a City

13 September 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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Paintings of Early Melbourne- September Tour

19 September at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$8
The Princess Theatre in 1875. Unknown artist. View from Melbourne over the Yarra Melbourne watercolour by Henry Easom Davies c1864. On display in the 'Paintings of Early Melbourne' tour of Old Treasury Building.

Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection. These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne and offer an insight into the life of Melbournians, from a swamp town to the opulence and wealth of the gold rush era. Due to the location of this display, viewing is only available on a tour.

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Closure of Corranderk

21 September at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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James Fiford discusses the closure of the reserve at Corranderk.

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October 2017

Melbourne in the era of Art Deco

3 October at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

This beautifully illustrated lecture examines Melbourne in the twenties and thirties…the era of Art Deco as reflected in the buildings, art, fashion and much more. The lecture will complement the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition – “Brave New World” showing until October 15.

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Melbourne: From Village to National Capital

10 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 exhibitions at the Old Treasury Building historian Margaret Anderson discusses the extraordinary history…

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Paintings of Early Melbourne- October Tour

15 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$8
The Princess Theatre in 1875. Unknown artist. View from Melbourne over the Yarra Melbourne watercolour by Henry Easom Davies c1864. On display in the 'Paintings of Early Melbourne' tour of Old Treasury Building.

Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection. These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne and offer an insight into the life of Melbournians, from a swamp town to the opulence and wealth of the gold rush era. Due to the location of this display, viewing is only available on a tour.

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Colonial Melbourne No 3

22 October at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25

This is the third walk in our series of explorations looking at colonial Melbourne and this time we will explore the western corner of the city. We will walk from the Queen Victoria Market through a rabbit warren of lanes and streets to find reminders of colonial Melbourne to finish at the RACV City Club for morning coffee.

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Museums of Copenhagen

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

We continue our popular lecture series profiling cities which boast a fine a collection of museums with a look at the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. This beautiful city and its immediate environs has much to offer the museum lover with museums devoted to a broad range of subjects the likes of the Carlsberg Visitor Centre (brewing), Danish Architecture Centre, Danish National Gallery, Frederiksborg Museum (history), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, North Atlantic House (cultural history of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe…

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