Surveying the Landscape Talk with the La Trobe Society (2017)

Join us for a talk and afternoon tea with historian, Dr Fay Woodhouse as she discusses who was responsible for the first plan of Melbourne.

To be followed by the launch of Patricia Hawkin’s book, Robert Russell: Artist of Early Melbourne, editor Fay Woodhouse


Topic: Surveying the Landscape: Robert Russell, Robert Hoddle and the first plan of Melbourne

Speaker: Dr Fay Woodhouse, historian, will consider who was responsible for the first plan of Melbourne: Robert Russell or Robert Hoddle?

Speaker’s statement: Historians have long disputed whether Russell or Hoddle originally laid out Melbourne’s street grid and the issue remains contentious. This talk surveys the evidence and draws some conclusions.

All welcome with a delicious afternoon tea included.




Ticket include refreshments.

Book by email or online 

Phone (03) 9592 5616.



Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens

Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
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