Events

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Sunday – 13 September 2020  *POSTPONED*
Sunday Talk for Members and Friends, 2.30-4.00 pm

Speaker: Greg Hill, collector of Australian pottery, on the topic ‘Victoria’s Earliest Potteries’. Venue: Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Refreshments. Admission: $10 per person.
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage event)
Wednesday – 7 October 2010  *TO BE CONFIRMED*
La Trobe Society Annual General Meeting and Dinner:
6.30 pm
Speaker: Michael Veitch, author, actor, broadcaster, on the topic ‘Hell Ship Ticonderoga’. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Early Melbourne Paintings: selected times (or as arranged for groups)  * CLOSED *
Exhibition of Early Melbourne paintings, lithographs, watercolours and sketches, from the Roy Morgan Research collection. Special tours in conjunction with historic furniture. Venue: Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne. Cost: $8 adults. Bookings essential: Ph 9651 2233, email bookings@oldtreasurybuilding.org.au    Catalogue    Images

Past events

Thursday – 2 July 2020:  POSTPONED
Melbourne Rare Book Week lecture:
6.30 – 8pm
Speaker: An eminent book historian. Venue: Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event, sponsored by Roy Morgan Research)
Sunday – 14 June 2020:  POSTPONED
Sunday Talk for Members and Friends:
2.30 – 4pm
‘Extravagance, Tradition and Power: an exploration of Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe’s uniform’. Speaker: Megan Anderson, La Trobe Society Fellow. Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage event)
Tuesday – 26 May 2020:  POSTPONED
Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage annual lecture:
6.30–8pm
‘Swanston: Merchant Statesman and a Founder of Melbourne’. Speaker: Dr Eleanor Robin OAM. Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage event)
Tuesday – 21 April 2020:  POSTPONED
Joint La Trobe Society/ RHSV AGL Shaw Lecture:
6.30-8pm
‘Law, Lawyers and La Trobe’. Speaker Professor Simon Smith AM. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Cnr William and A’Beckett Streets, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday 1 March 2020
La Trobe’s Birthday Celebration:
4.30 – 6pm
Viewing of the ‘La Trobe’s Art’ display at La Trobe’s Cottage and Garden. Festive drinks to celebrate Charles Joseph La Trobe’s 219th birthday.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday 1 March 2020
La Trobe’s Art:
Cottage open 2 – 4pm
Visitors were able to enjoy pictures of the Cottage created by Charles La Trobe himself and by others over the years, and learn about the beautiful watercolours he created on his travels throughout Victoria, Europe and North America. Guided tours of the Cottage were available throughout the afternoon.
Art notes
Sunday – 26 January 2020
Special Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage:
1 – 4pm
Spend your afternoon in the beautiful Domain, with a guided tour of the home of our first governor Charles Joseph La Trobe and his family. It was also Open Day at nearby Government House, so visitors were able to compare the charming cottage with the magnificent home of the current Victorian Governor.

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