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

November 2019

Emma Williams- free talk

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

Emma Williams was the only woman executed in Victoria for killing her own child. Although others were convicted, all were spared the noose. But Emma’s crime seemed particularly callous, and Emma herself was not a very sympathetic figure. At a time when the courts seemed intent on a ‘get tough on crime’ regime, the execution of Emma Williams may have been intended as a warning to other impoverished women. Find out more about Emma in this free floor talk with…

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Bishop Goold and the Wild Wild West

28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the extraordinary library developed by Melbourne’s first Catholic Bishop, James Alipius Goold (1813 – 1886) and in particular one rare  book and the story of exploration, forbidden love and buffaloes that led to its publication.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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December 2019

Christmas Traditions around the World (with a glass of champagne)

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

Enjoy a whimsical look into Christmas and the traditions associated with this most important of festive occasions. Includes a glass of Pommery champagne.

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February 2020

Browsing the Shelves: Books in an Exhibition

6 February, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Shane Carmody as he describes the story behind the books from the library displayed in the exhibition The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect.  Drawn from the library of James Alipius Goold (1812 – 1886), first Catholic Bishop of Melbourne, the books on display are just a sample of one of the finest libraries assembled in colonial Melbourne. Shane will tell the story of the books, their authors and publishers, and along the way the…

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March 2020

The Whole Duty of (Wo)men: Female Printers in the Goold Collection

1 March, 2020 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Huw Sandaver in this free lecture. More details to come.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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