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Weston Bate Memorial Lecture

Online

Date: Thursday 18th November at 6pm Cost: $10 in person, $5 online Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/weston-bate-memorial-lecture-tickets-168363695345 ‘I Find My Sewing Powers of Great Advantage Here': Needlework on the Diggings In 1856, Maggie Hoey wrote to her sister in Scotland: ‘I find my sewing powers of great advantage here’. By ‘here’, Maggie was referring to her new home on the Victorian goldfields. […]

$5 – $10

Extravagance, Tradition and Power: Governor Latrobe’s Uniform

Online

Date: Sunday November 7th at 2pm Cost: $10 in person, $5 online Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/extravagance-tradition-and-power-governor-latrobes-uniform-tickets-168370008227 ‘Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society' – Mark Twain It can be easy to disregard clothing as a significant tool for fundamental research; fashion can be frivolous, superficial and frequently disposable. The rationale for Megan Anderson's research proposal […]

$5 – $10

Love it or loathe it? The Melbourne Cup and Australian History

Online

In this Cup-eve talk, Andrew Lemon will canvass the perennial appeal of the Melbourne Cup. Cup Week and the Melbourne Cup have long been embedded in Australian cultural, social and political history. Why Melbourne, why the Cup, and how does it still exert a particular hold? There have always been those who reviled horse racing […]

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