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20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
(03) 9651 2233

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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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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March 2019

Coco Chanel- Style Icon

5 March at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15
Coco Chanel- Style Icon. Illustrated lecture by Kenneth Park at Old Treasury Building 5 March 2019

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was born in Pairs and would achieve international fame as a French fashion designer. “The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style.” Chanel was a true innovator and exerted her influence beyond couture clothing but also in jewellery,…

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A Dreadful Time for Mothers

10 March at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on 10 March, 2019 at 2:00pm

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$16
Clare Larman (performer) Penny Bristol Jones (collated the diary entries and letters) Maureen Hartley (performer) Kaarin Fairfax (director)

"1916: We stood on the cliff top yesterday, waiting. Look! Look! A ship. We waved madly to them, laughing and crying, making great flourishes of farewell with the tablecloth, leaving our picnic scattered across the rocks. The ship disappeared into the growing gloom. This is such a dreadful time for Mothers everywhere." ‘A DREADFUL TIME FOR MOTHERS’ Readings from the WW1 Diaries and letters of Edie Digby, collated by Penny Bristol Jones, performed by Maureen Hartley and Clare Larman (Violet&Rose…

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A Dreadful Time for Mothers (reprisal)

10 March at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$16
Clare Larman (performer) Penny Bristol Jones (collated the diary entries and letters) Maureen Hartley (performer) Kaarin Fairfax (director)

"1916: We stood on the cliff top yesterday, waiting. Look! Look! A ship. We waved madly to them, laughing and crying, making great flourishes of farewell with the tablecloth, leaving our picnic scattered across the rocks. The ship disappeared into the growing gloom. This is such a dreadful time for Mothers everywhere." There are many accounts of the experiences of Australian men serving in WW1,but what of the women? Mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts the waiting for news could be…

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Budapest: the City and its Museums

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

Explore the beautiful capital city of Hungary, Budapest which boasts an fascinating array of buildings and monuments along with a fabulous collection of superb museums.

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