Melbourne oldest surviving building, the original home of Victoria's first Lieutenant-Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe
Although described by a visitor in 1852 as “small but elegantly furnished and standing in spacious grounds,” La Trobe’s Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.
The cottage has been restored and today contains items from the earliest time of Victoria’s settlement. Join us at our next Open Day to learn about life in early Melbourne. Obtain a fascinating glimpse into La Trobe family life at his ‘Jolimont’ estate and enjoy the romantic garden re-created using plants available in the 1840s and 1850s.
Visit the La Trobe Society website for more information about Governor La Trobe.