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August 2018

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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Free

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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October 2018

The Names Behind our Streets and Lanes No.1

20 October at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$25

Enjoy a lovely stroll through Melbourne’s CBD discovering some of the names behind our streets and lanes. So where did we get names like Hosier, Bond, Degraves and many more. Cost: $25.00 (inlcudes coffee) Start: In front of the Forum Theatre at 10 am Finish: RACV City Club

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November 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

4 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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The Gold License

8 November at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free
Gold Licence on display in 'Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories' at Old Treasury Building.

The Gold License is one of the most controversial taxes imposed during the Victorian gold rush. Find out the history of the license in this free floor talk.

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Curating the Anzac Centenaries: War, Memory and the Museum

13 November at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Free

As the centenaries of the Great War come to an end, two leading Melbourne museum curators reflect on how museums have represented the experience of Australians at war over the last few years. As Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, Jean McAuslan has played a central role in shaping the Shrine’s response to the Anzac centenaries. As Deputy Head of Humanities (Exhibitions) at Museum Victoria, Deborah Tout-Smith was Lead Curator for the World War I: Love & Sorrow exhibition at…

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Aboriginal Troopers

15 November 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 in a discussion of the role of Aboriginal troopers during the Victorian gold rush.

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More Docklands

17 November at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street
Docklands, vic 3008 Australia
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$25

Enjoy a lovely stroll through Melbourne’s Docklands to see the latest developments in this massive urban project. Includes coffee Meet on the corner of Spencer and Collins Street in front of the Southern Cross Railway Station. This walk will finish in the area of Docklands (tbc).

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The Old Treasury Building

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

Discover the building of the Old Treasury in this free floor talk. You will discover the unlikely architect of the building, John James Clark- a 19 year old at the time of the first design. See how the building has changed over time, both architecturally and the internal uses.

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A Dreadful Time for Mothers

25 November at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 25 November, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 25 November, 2018

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$16

A special reading, presented in conjunction with the exhibition 'A Nation Divided, the Great War and Conscription'.

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Great Architects: Christopher Wren & Robert Adam

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

In this wonderfully illustrated lecture we look the extraordinary architecture legacy of two great architects, Christopher Wren and Robert Adam!

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