In the 1850s, Melbourne was transformed from a pastoral town to a booming gold rush city in a dramatically short time.
This illustrated talk tells the stories of the people who came and the city they built.
Charles Joseph La Trobe, as Superintendent and then Lieutenant-Governor until 1854, oversaw Melbourne during this extraordinary period.
Presenter: Loreen Chambers
Loreen Chambers is a retired secondary teacher who taught History, English and Geography during a career of over 30 years.
She taught at Scotch College and Camberwell Girls Grammar, but chiefly at Lauriston Girls School where she was Head of History, amongst other senior roles.
Her main interests are British and Australian History, with particular focus on the 18th and 19th century period, as well as local and family history.
Contact Loreen for information and booking.