Great Museums: The Victoria & Albert Museum

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is "world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects." It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This lecture will tell the story of the V&A and take a look at some highlights from […]

When ASIO Watched the Housewife

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The 1950s in Melbourne began with the newly-elected Menzies Government’s campaign to ban the Communist Party of Australia, feeding into and sustaining growing anti-communist rhetoric in the post-war nation. Fears of communist infiltration coloured the actions of the Australian peace movement, with public commentators and political figures condemning the movement as a communist fifth column […]