Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture

Historian Irene Kearset and La Trobe's Cottage invite you to come along and experience the history of ‘La Trobe’s First Immigrants: The 1839 Voyage of the David Clark.’

David Clark arrived on a late October day in 1839, carrying with it Melbourne’s very first assisted immigrants. Presented by historian Irene Kearsey the talk describes the voyage and the arrival of the vessel as well as its relationship with Charles Joseph La Trobe who developed contacts with numerous passengers aboard David Clark. These included William and Agnes Bell of Yarra Glen, John Arthur and John McEwin and Andrew Templeton of Mt Sturgeon, among others.

Learn more about one of the most pivotal moments in Australian history at the lecture.


Admission Price

Adult $20


Bookings & Enquiries

For more information, visit the La Trobe Society website.

For bookings, please email the La Trobe Society or contact them on 9592 5616.



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