Wednesday – 4 August 2021, 6.30pm ‘Land surveying in Port Phillip/Victoria in La Trobe’s era’. Guest speaker: Craig Sandy LS, Surveyor-General of Victoria. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne. This presentation threw light on the role of the early surveyors as pictured by artist S T Gill. (La Trobe Society event)
Past events - 2021
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Wednesday – 23 June 2021, 5.30 – 7.30 pm ‘Extravagance, Tradition and Power: Charles La Trobe’s uniform’ Speaker: Megan Anderson, 2019 La Trobe Society Fellow at State Library Victoria. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne (corner of William Street). This presentation outlined the history of La Trobe’s official uniform, and the […]
Sunday – 23 May 2021, 1 – 4pm. Visitors spent the afternoon in the beautiful Domain, with a guided tour of the home of our first governor Charles Joseph La Trobe and his family. They were able to see the elegant yet simple prefabricated house from Melbourne’s early days, surrounded by plants from the era. […]
Tuesday – 20 April 2021, 6.30 – 8pm. ‘Law, Lawyers and La Trobe’. Speaker Professor Simon Smith AM FRHSV, leading legal history scholar, an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University, and member of the La Trobe Society. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Cnr A’Beckett and William Streets, Melbourne. (La […]
Sunday – 18 April 2021, 11am – 4pm. Visitors discovered how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in his prefabricated house in early Melbourne. They were able to gain a fascinating glimpse into family life at his ‘Jolimont’ estate, with his wife Sophie and their children.
Saturday – 20 March 2021, 6.30-8.30 pm. A gala evening to celebrate two major milestones: the 20th anniversary of the founding of the C J La Trobe Society and the 220th birthday of Charles Joseph La Trobe. Guest speaker: Kate Torney OAM, CEO State Library Victoria. Venue: Cowan Gallery, State Library Victoria. The Callisto String Quartet […]
Tuesday – 26 January 2021, 12 noon – 4pm. A special opening of La Trobe’s recreated garden, featuring plants he grew and others named after him. Free entry. Selected plants associated with La Trobe were available for sale.