Australian Heritage Festival 2017: McCrae Homestead Paranormal Investigation

vic 29 Apr 2017
In 2016, the National Trust conducted its first ever paranormal investigation at headquarters Tasma Terrace, with the help of Paranormal X Files! Due to popular demand, the National Trust and Paranormal X Files are collaborating once again and opening the doors of our properties to members and the general public.
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Wonthaggi Wander

vic 29 Apr 2017
Many voices have shaped Wonthaggi – we hear from descendants and go inside a mine workers cottage, other houses of the period and a former Hotel and visit the mouth of the Powlett River and other places, to experience their story. From the Indigenous community to the migrants of the
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: ‘Forgotten Stories’ at the Old Melbourne Gaol

vic 19 Apr 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
The Old Melbourne Gaol closed in 1924 and all but one cell block were converted for modern use. Join our friendly tour guides for a guided tour during the Heritage Festival to discover the ‘forgotten stories’ from the former justice precinct. Visitors will be guided through the existing cell block
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Polly Woodside

vic 29 Apr 2017
Visitors have an opportunity to tour the original Duke’s & Orr’s Dock Pumphouse with its original steam engines, pumps and boilers right in the heart of the City. Maritime historian Derek Moore will take you on a remarkable journey through the fascinating history of Melbourne’s maritime heritage looking at the
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Como House Tours 2017

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who
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A Murderous Affair (April 2017)

vic 29 Apr 2017
Scandal, lies, cheating and several of the deadly sins are revealed at some stage during the evening while it is the role of the guests to decipher the means, motive and opportunity by first figuring out who are actors and questioning what their role in the plot may be. Includes sparkling
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Murder at the Mansion

vic 29 Apr 2017
Scandal, lies, cheating and several of the deadly sins are revealed at some stage during the evening while it is the role of the guests to decipher the means, motive and opportunity by first figuring out who are actors and questioning what their role in the plot may be. Fully
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Paranormal Investigation at McCrae Homestead (2017)

vic 29 Apr 2017
In 2016, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) conducted its first ever paranormal investigation at its Tasma Terrace headquarters, with the help of Paranormal X Files. Due to popular demand, the National Trust and Paranormal X Files are collaborating once again and opening the doors of our properties to members
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Having A Voice Series: Writing Women — Historical Non-Fiction with Liz Conor

vic 30 Apr 2017
Rather than a two-way exchange, colonial history is enmeshed, where settler-actors imposed mostly negative impacts on Indigenous Australians. How can we write about these relations without reinscribing those positions, of privilege and disadvantage? Is it ethical for white women to write about racism when they’ve never experienced it themselves? Presented
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Mulberry Hill — The Making of an Australian Home

vic 23 Apr 2017 - 21 May 2017
Step seamlessly into the world of Joan and Daryl Lindsay as they lived at Mulberry Hill many years ago. Appearing uninterrupted from today’s modern conveniences, the visitor can peak at Daryl’s latest painting project and view the typewriter Joan used to write Picnic at Hanging Rock. Take your own picnic
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Open Days at La Trobe’s Cottage 2017

vic 2 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
Visitors to La Trobe’s Cottage will learn how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in early Melbourne on their garden estate at Jolimont. They will also learn about La Trobe the visionary administrator, who played an important role in setting up
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Open House at La Trobe’s Cottage

vic 23 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
During La Trobe’s time, Melbourne grew from a rudimentary settlement of fewer than 3,000 people to the centre of a thriving Colony of 237,000 people. La Trobe played a significant role in setting up our early cultural institutions, and in establishing the parks and gardens which are such a feature
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