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June 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

22 June at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$10
'Paintings of Early Melbourne' from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection on display at Old Treasury Building on a tour only.

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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July 2018

The Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and art of ST Gill

1 July at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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ST Gill 'Diggers on the road to Bendigo' from State Library Victoria. Put Yourself in the Picture by imagining life on the goldfields.

Samuel Thomas Gill was well-known as 'the artist of the goldfields', his many sketches and watercolours depicting the daily life of diggers in search of that elusive metal - gold. Dr Dianne Reilly AM FRHSV, former La Trobe Librarian of the State Library of Victoria and co-founder of the C J La Trobe Society, draws on the resources of State Library Victoria to illuminate his intriguing life and great talent. Presented as part of Rare Book Week.

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Introducing ‘Gold Rush: 20 objects, 20 stories’

4 July at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Gold Rush: 20 Objects 20 Stories on display at Old Treasury Building. Image Golden Point Ballarat 1851

The new exhibition Gold Rush: 20 Objects 20 Stories presents the turbulent tale of Victoria’s gold rush through the individual stories of 20 objects. Gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 – first in New South Wales and then in Victoria. The lure of gold was huge. It represented the opportunity of a lifetime to escape from the relentless cycle of hard work and low pay that was the lot of most people. As stories circulated of fabulous finds…

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Diggers on the road to Bendigo, ST Gill

12 July at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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ST Gill 'Diggers on the road to Bendigo' from State Library Victoria. Put Yourself in the Picture by imagining life on the goldfields.

This watercolour by Samuel Thomas (S.T.) Gill depicts two men and a boy, walking along a dirt track carrying utensils and mining tools. In the distance is a cart. The image is taken from Gills book The Gold Fields of Victoria during 1852 and 3 comprising fifty original gold sketches of life and character primitive operations et cetera et cetera. Find out more about this stunning sketch in a FREE floor talk by Gabrielle Keating. Part of the Gold Rush:…

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Paintings of Early Melbourne

15 July at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
+ Google Map
$10
'Paintings of Early Melbourne' from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection on display at Old Treasury Building on a tour only.

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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Caroline Chisholm’s letter and sketch, 15 Nov 1854

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

Join us for a free talk about humanitarian Caroline Chisholm. On November 15, 1854 she campaigned to the Victorian government to provide cheap and safe accommodation for diggers and their families on the roads to the goldfields. She had toured the goldfields and was horrified by the conditions that men, women and children were living in. This record is on display courtesy of the Public Record Office Victoria. Part of the Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories Public Program.

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August 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

15 August at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
+ Google Map
$10
'Paintings of Early Melbourne' from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection on display at Old Treasury Building on a tour only.

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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History and Fiction

28 August at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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This seminar probes the boundaries and relationship between history and fiction through the eyes of three practitioners. History is never completely knowable: does this mean reasonable speculation is an essential tool of historical work?

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September 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

30 September at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
+ Google Map
$10
'Paintings of Early Melbourne' from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection on display at Old Treasury Building on a tour only.

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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October 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

11 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
+ Google Map
$10
'Paintings of Early Melbourne' from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection on display at Old Treasury Building on a tour only.

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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