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November 2018

Paintings of Early Melbourne

4 November, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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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January 2019

“…mad, bad, and dangerous to know” profiling Lord Byron

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

Lord Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) was a British nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. “Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron was both celebrated and castigated in his life for his aristocratic excesses, which included huge debts, numerous love affairs with both men and women, as well as rumours of a scandalous liaison with his half-sister.” He died in the Greek War of Independence fighting…

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‘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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Free
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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