La Trobe Family Portraits: Special Viewing

17 Mar 2024

4:30 pm ‐ 6:00 pm

$15 per person

Special viewing of important portraits of Charles Joseph’s father Christian Ignatius La Trobe and his grandfather Rev. Benjamin La Trobe on display after extensive conservation

Both men had connections with leaders in the British anti-slavery movement. Their portraits were painted by renowned artists Thomas Barber and John Astley and were donated to National Trust Victoria by two of La Trobe’s grandchildren in the 1960s. Donations from members of the C J La Trobe Society enabled the necessary conservation work to be carried out.

This is the celebration of Charles Joseph La Trobe’s (223rd) birthday, which is held annually in a relaxed manner in the garden of La Trobe’s Cottage.

National Trust Members and friends are invited along with La Trobe Society members and their guests.

La Trobe's Cottage

La Trobe Family Portraits: Special Viewing


Corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, The Domain, Melbourne 3004 VIC

(near the Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Botanic Gardens).


October to April, Sundays 1pm to 3.30pm
(property closes at 4pm)

0412 517 061