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Labassa Women

Caulfield North, vic

Join us as we celebrate the women who lived at Labassa over two centuries. Take a walk through time and experience some of these stories as told through imagery, costume and objects. Explore the extraordinary, ordinary and sometimes invisible lives these women lived.

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Significant Trees of Rippon Lea – A Walking Tour

Ripponlea, vic

The trees at Rippon Lea play an important part in the Estate’s history, with some dating back to the 1880s. This walking tour will provide a fascinating insight into the work required to manage and nurture this magnificent collection for the enjoyment of both today’s visitors and future generations.

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Rippon Lea’s Victorian Kitchen

Elsternwick, vic

Rippon Lea’s kitchens are a rare example of a 19th century kitchen complex. The original kitchens were enlarged in 1882 and remained in use for fifty years. Abandoned when a new kitchen was installed on the ground floor, they now offer a glimpse into the lives of those who lived “below stairs”.

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Exploring Rippon Lea’s Garden

Elsternwick, vic

Once upon a time, Rippon Lea’s gardens provided the backdrop to the games and adventures of children who lived in the house. Now it’s your turn to explore of Rippon Lea’s secrets. This self-guided journey of discovery is suitable for families with primary school aged children aged 6 and over.

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Focus on Design at Rippon Lea

Elsternwick, vic

Not sure what a Tobin tube ventilation system is? What about a pole screen? Have you ever wondered about the story behind Rippon Lea’s ornate wallpaper, or seen an authentic Royal Doulton toilet bowl? Then this is definitely the tour for you.

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Focus on Furniture at Rippon Lea

Elsternwick, vic

Rippon Lea’s grand hallways and varied domestic interiors contain an eclectic array of furnishings spanning various design styles from the mid-nineteenth century through to the post WWII period. Curious to find out more? Take this tour for an in-depth look at key pieces from the collection.

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Focus on Art at Rippon Lea

Elsternwick, vic

Rippon Lea’s art collection encompasses several different styles, periods and mediums. This in-depth tour is a must for anyone curious to find out more about this superb collection.

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Toorak Mansion Tour – Mandeville Hall

Toorak, vic

Come on a guided tour of this architectural wonder and discover the magnificent features, exquisite interiors and opulent rooms of this internationally significant Toorak mansion, ending with a cup of tea or coffee and a glass of sparkling wine.

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History Matters: Introduction to preserving family history collections

Malvern, vic

Do you have a family history collection at home? Individuals, families and community groups hold a significant amount of cultural heritage material. In this talk, Ainslee shows you how you can preserve your family history collection at home, from safe storage to disaster recovery.

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Victorian Secrets: Dressing and Undressing in the 1850s

South Yarra, vic

Curious about what was worn under the hooped skirts in the 1850s? How did women achieve those impossible waistlines?

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Remembering those who served

Caulfield South, vic

As part of the FLAG Commemoration where we will have 50 Australian Flags attached to a pole at the side of Veterans graves to publicly commemorate the role of our Men and Women as part of the Australian war effort from 22nd April to the 2nd May

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St Kilda’s music history map

St Kilda, vic

This map records some of the live music heritage and the places, bands and characters who have contributed to St Kilda’s history.

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Curious about modernist sculpture? Explore the legacy of Karl Duldig’s work in Malvern East

Malvern East, vic

Explore our current exhibition, 'The Studio of Karl Duldig - a Living Legacy.' Take an insightful guided tour of the original heritage rooms and Artists' Studio and enjoy a Viennese afternoon tea.

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La Trobe’s Cottage Open House

Melbourne, vic

Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria's first Governor, lived with his wife Sophie and their four children for nearly 15 years in the family’s elegant prefabricated cottage. Take a tour of La Trobe's Cottage and hear some fascinating stories about life in early Melbourne

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Researching Military Ancestors

Hawthorn, vic

Learn how to access a variety of resources and records relating to military history

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How to Research the History of Your House

Camberwell, vic

This event will cover the basic steps on researching the history of your house or a significant property. It covers key resources, the steps and processes involved, and includes some case studies in the workshop to practice these skills.

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The Feminine Aesthetic: fashion and design in Melbourne 1860-2000

Kew, vic

Fashion and design returns to Villa Alba Museum in an exclusive display of costumes and textiles from the nationally significant costume and textile collection of Kew Historical Society.

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HERSTORY: Celebrating 25 years of EMILY’s List Australia

East Melbourne, vic

This exhibition tells the story of a ‘for women by women’ network that provides political, financial, and personal support to progressive Labor women candidates and politicians in Australia. It celebrates how positive change can be created when we take action.

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Critical Crossing – Princes Bridge Maritime infrastructure

Melbourne, vic

Celebrating, Commemorating, Trading , Commuting and Competing !
Join members of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network Board taking you on a short illustrated walk across Princes Bridge. Understand more of the role this most significant bridge in Melbourne's social, cultural and mercantile development.

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Community Spirit in Action: Kew Senior Citizens 1952-2022


Kew, vic

During the Australian Heritage Festival, the Kew Historical Society will explore community spirit in action through an exhibition at the historic Kew Court House, displaying items from their collection and archives. 

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Magical Mystery Walk

Melbourne, vic

Embark on a walking tour with a difference. Immerse your mind and participate in the discovery of characters and obscure treasures within the CBD. Think Schulim Krimper artisan, Rudyard Kipling writer, Napier Waller artist/educator, and The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

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