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2011

Friday – 9 December 2011
Christmas Cocktails:
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Members' Annual cocktail party, hosted at Melbourne’s oldest Club founded in 1839. Shane Carmody, Director-Development, State Library of Victoria, spoke on “Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Uneasy Class”.
(La Trobe Society event)
Friday 18 – Sunday 22 November 2011
The Western District – in the Footsteps of La Trobe:
Fri. 6pm – Sun 3pm
A weekend tour of the Western District, to which Charles La Trobe made many long journeys on horseback with his sketchbook in hand. Hamilton was the base for this weekend as we visited properties and landmarks he knew in the 1840s.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday – 23 & 30 October 2011
History Week:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
Tours focused on Charles Joseph La Trobe as the pioneering administrator in Victoria’s foundation and also provided an insight into family life at his “Jolimont” estate.
Click here to visit the History Week website.
Saturday – 22 October 2011
La Trobe and the Bellarine Peninsula:
11am – 6pm
Visit to St Georges Anglican Church, Queenscliff, the site of La Trobe’s family’s 1840s holiday house, and then the Queenscliffe Historical Museum. A seminare ‘Queenscliff – the La Trobe legacy’ was held in the Uniting Church Hall, followed by a Civic Reception for members and guests.
(La Trobe Society event)
Monday, Wednesday & Sunday - 3, 5 & 9 October 2011
Seniors Festival:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
Discover how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor, lived at his “Jolimont” estate, from his first arrival in Port Phillip in 1839 until his departure nearly 15 years later.
Monday & Wednesday - 3 & 5 October 2011
School Holidays Program:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
Children could discover how Charles and Sophie La Trobe and their four children Agnes, Nelly, Cecile and Charlie lived in early Melbourne.
Sunday – 2 October 2011
Spring Opening at La Trobe’s Cottage:
1 – 4pm
A special spring opening of La Trobe’s Cottage, celebrating the 172nd anniversary of the arrival of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor, and his family in early Melbourne.
Tuesday – 20 September 2011
The Costume Collection:
10.15am – 12pm
Visit to the Costume Collection in Bulleen, a private museum that provides a fascinating history of Australian costume: women's, men's and children's, over the past 200 years. Owner/curator Loel Thomson gave an introductory talk. Optional luncheon and afternoon visit to Heide Museum of Art.
 
 
Saturday – 17 September 2011
The Jewel by the Sea:
7.30 – 10pm
Intimate theatre production celebrating 155th anniversary of Black Rock House
Group booking.
 
 
Sunday & Tuesday – 28 & 30 August 2011
Melbourne Day:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
Tours focused on Charles Joseph La Trobe as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District in the early years of the settlement of Melbourne and provided a glimpse into family life at his “Jolimont” estate. Click here to visit the Melbourne Day website.
 
 
 
Thursday - 18 August 2011
Victoria in the 1840s: C J La Trobe Society Annual General Meeting and Dinner:
6pm
The guest speaker was Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC, who spoke about notable developments in the Port Phillip District. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
 
 
 
Saturday & Sunday – 30 & 31 July 2011
Melbourne Open House:
Cottage open 11am – 4pm
Visitors were be able to gain an insight into the role played by prefabricated housing for the early colonists in Melbourne, and of family life at the humble home of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor. Click here to visit the Melbourne Open House website.
 
Thursday 21 July - Wednesday 3 August 2011
Lieutenant-Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe: An exhibition of Books, Pictures and Sculptures:
10am – 6pm (Friday 7pm, Saturday 4pm)
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the C J La Trobe Society. Venue: Kay Craddock -  Antiquarian Bookseller, 156 Collins Street, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Friday – 1 July 2011
Victoria Day
: 10.30 – 12pm
Victoria Day Council celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Separation of the Port Phillip District from New South Wales. Victorian flag raising ceremony, re-enactment of Lieutenant-Governor La Trobe's reading of the proclamation and presentation of the Victoria Day Awards. Venue: Melbourne Town Hall. Click here to visit the Victoria Day Council website
Tuesday – 14 June 2011
Charles and Sophie La Trobe and the Vignernons: the birth of an industry in nineteenth century Victoria: 
6 - 8pm
C J La Trobe Society / RHSV A G L Shaw lecture. Guest speaker: Dr David Dunstan. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)
Friday – 27 May 2011
Christian Ignatius La Trobe and Friends:
6 - 8.30pm
Under the direction of Professor Max Cooke, talented pianist Kevin Kanisius Suherman entertained members and their guests with the music of Beethoven, Chopan, Liszt and Christian Ignatius La Trobe. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)
Sunday – 8 May 2011
Mothers Day:
Cottage Open 1 – 4pm
Tours focused on Sophie La Trobe’s role as wife and mother and provided a fascinating glimpse into family life at “Jolimont”. As the La Trobes so loved their garden, all mothers received a flower.
Sunday – 1 May 2011
Honouring Joseph Orton, Preacher:
11am – 2.30pm
Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the first service of worship in the Port Phillip District by the remarkable Rev Joseph Orton on 24 April 1836. Morning Worship with Rev. Alistair Orton, great-great grandson of Joseph Orton; and at 1.30pm Alison Head honoured Mrs Orton & historian Dr Peter Sherlock told of Orton’s Melbourne. Venue: Wesley Church, 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
 
 
 
Wednesday – 27 April 2011
Welcome to our House: Managing the Historic House Museum:
7 - 9 pm
General meeting of the Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage. Guest speaker Dr Linda Young, Course Director, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University. Venue: Domain House, next door to La Trobe’s Cottage. A warm welcome was extended to all members and guests.
 
 
 
Sunday – 17 April 2011
Australian Heritage Week:
Cottage open 1 - 4pm
Tours focused on Charles Joseph La Trobe as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District in the early years of the settlement of Melbourne and provided a glimpse into family life at his “Jolimont” estate.
 
 
 
Friday – 8 April 2011
Jazz at the Savage Club
: 7 – 10pm
An evening of sparkling jazz with Dr Jo Stevenson and The Rockets. Drinks and finger food were served throughout the evening. Venue: Melbourne Savage Club, Bank Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)
 
 
 
Saturday – 19 March 2011 La Trobe’s Birthday picnic: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Informal gathering at La Trobe’s Cottage to celebrate La Trobe’s 210th birthday. Birthday cake and sparkling wine for the toast to La Trobe was provided.
(La Trobe Society Event)
 
Friday – 4 March 2011
A Traveller in South Africa in 1815 and 1816
: 6.30 – 8.30pm
An illustrated talk about Christian Ignatius La Trobe, father of Charles Joseph, and his recollections of his South African journey in 1815 and 1816, which were supplemented with high-class illustrations, unrivalled in the early 19th century.  Guest speaker:  Dr Brian La Trobe, visitor from South Africa.  Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society Event)
Wednesday – 9 February 2011
The Making of a Statue:
6.30 – 8.30pm
Launch by Anne-Marie Schwirtlich of John Drury’s book The Making of a Statue: Charles Joseph La Trobe. Queen’s Hall State Library of Victoria
Download an order form for the book (La Trobe Society Event)
Wednesday– 26 January 2011
Australia Day:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm.
Visitors could join in the celebration of Australia Day, with the Firing of a Battery at 2pm and 3pm to salute the flag, a Marionette show for the children and the Victorian Folk Music Club providing the music.
Monday, Wednesday – January 2011
School Holiday Group Visits to La Trobe’s Cottage:
10am – 3pm.
Children could discover how Charles and Sophie La Trobe and their four young children Agnes, Nelly, Cecile and Charley lived in early Melbourne. They could also play old-fashioned games and picnic in the courtyard.
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