- MMBW plans
- Abortion battles
- Bishopscourt garden
- Bomb shelter
- Cairns Memorial Church
- Early Melbourne
- Jean Campbell
- Margaret McLean
- Yarra Park
- Yarra River
The Old Treasury was built in 1862 and is regarded as one of Melbourne's finest buildings. This guided tour will be cover all areas of the building, starting with the gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era.
Major-General Mike O'Brien
We will soon arrive at the 100th anniversary of the Great War. This talk will look at how the war affected East Melbourne and Jolimont, those who participated in it and their fates, some famous participants and ask if and how they might be commemorated. It will also include a guide to further research.
Mike O'Brien will table a tentative list of those who enlisted with details of addresses, honours & awards and those killed and wounded (where the information is available).
Lowe Kong Meng was born in Penang and spoke English and French fluently. He arrived in Australia with the gold rush in 1853 and a year later had established an importing business in Little Bourke Street.
Lowe Kong Meng became a very successful businessman with interests in mining, trading, banking and insurance. His business activities extended from China, Singapore, Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand. He lived at Valetta House, on the corner of Clarendon and Albert Streets, East Melbourne.
Dr. Barbara Lemon
Janet Lady Clarke’s efforts set the benchmark for a culture of philanthropy which continues today. Her public contribution draws natural comparison with the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, born in the year of her death. Janet Clarke successfully mixed traditional approaches to philanthropy – supporting hospitals and charities, for example – with bold, public contributions to the education and political awareness of Melbourne women. Punch magazine suggested that “most of the big charitable works which had been carried through to a successful issue in Melbourne… had their origins in Janet Lady Clarke’s ballroom”, and the Leader pronounced that she "stood at the head and front of almost every philanthropic movement".
Dr. Elizabeth Rushen
Our Annual General Meeting will start at 8.00 p.m. Following the AGM Dr.