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Melbourne: Foundations of a City

In this introduction to the exhibitions at the Old Treasury Building historian Margaret Anderson discusses the extraordinary history of Melbourne, from its origins, to the modern metropolis that became the first capital of the new nation of Australia.

In 1836 the town that would be Melbourne was little more than a scattering of tents near the Yarra. Less than a generation later it was home to 125,000 people and about to overtake Sydney as the largest colonial city. The rise of Melbourne as a New World city was the wonder of the age, as gold, then land boom, created ‘Marvellous Melbourne’. In this introduction to the exhibitions at the Old Treasury Building historian Margaret Anderson discusses the extraordinary history of Melbourne, from its origins, to the modern metropolis that became the first capital of the new nation of Australia.

The Old Treasury Building is a 2018 Friend of the Festival supporter.

Event date

Event Details

Address:
20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Times:

Tuesday 24 April, 1pm

Entry fees:
Free
Booking:
Prebooking requiredhttps://melbourne-foundations.eventbrite.com.aubookings@otb.org.au03 9651 2233
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Website:
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au/event/melbourne-foundations-city/
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