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January 2019

‘Race to the Diggings’ board game

24 January at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Race to the Gold Diggings on display at Old Treasury Building in 'Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories'

Revisit a time when board games were the height of fashion! This Race to the Diggings game on loan from the National Library of Australia, represents an important part of Victoria's gold rush days. It was made in London in 1855, and is the earliest-known board game that has Australia as its theme. Discover more about this fascinating object in this free floor talk.

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