Come along and learn how to research local history with our highly knowledgeable historian, Rebecca Sanders. These classes combine guest speakers and excursions with practical sessions that teach you how to research family and local history. Classes are organised by series, so that you can come along for a few, or the lot! See program below for details.
Last Class- Friday 7th December Trip to Immigration Museum!
Semester Two Program 2013
24 July They were here too: Convicts and the Chinese in Carlton
Carlton has a long history as being a melting pot for many kinds of people, but few realise that it was home to a stockade and an asylum. This class will look at how Carlton came to be home to Convicts and the Chinese during the nineteenth century.
Downstairs Classroom, 2pm
21 August The serious business of shopping
Shopping is something we do everyday, but the kinds of things you can buy now are very different from what was on offer forty, eighty or a hundred years ago. This class looks at some of the types of shopping the greater Carlton area offered. Downstairs Classroom, 2pm
18 September State Library Tour
Meet at 2pm at the State Library and find out about some of the wonderful history the library houses. As part of the tour we will visit the picture galleries, the special collections reading room, the Latrobe reading room and the genealogy centre.
Meet at the State Library Foyer at 2pm
16 October Koorie Heritage Taster
NOTE Earlier starting time of 1pm
Join Kay Pits, who will show us through the Koorie Heritage Trust and also take us on a shorter version of a walk she leads about Aboriginal Melbourne.
Meet at corner of Flinders and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne at 1pm
Friday 7th Decmember Immigration museum
NOTE- earlier start time of 1pm
Our final class is a big excursion. Carlton has long had a reputation as a migrant centre, so we are off to visit the immigration museum to find out a little bit more about the migrant experience.
Meet at the Immigration Museum Foyer at 1pm
This is a Free activity.
Sponsored by the City of Yarra.
As some excursions are conducted at an earlier time, different location or require walking, please check below, call us on 9387 7740 or email us at email@example.com to make sure you will be prepared.
Class Programme Semester One 2013
Finding our bearings- a geographical introduction
6/2/2013 Week 1: Introducing Melbourne
This week we use Sands and McDougall Maps to explore how Melbourne changed over the course of the nineteenth century.
20/2/2013 Week 2: Learning how research geographical history online
This week we learn how to download and use a variety of maps, including maps from exploration through to squatting and permanent settlement to understand how Australia came to be settled.
Important People? Melbourne Mayors and their influence
6/3/2013 Week 3: They left their names to posterity- Melbourne Mayors honoured with local street names
In this class, weather permitting, we will do some walking around Princes Hill and Carlton and learn about some the Melbourne Mayors and Councillors whose names now grace our streets. If the weather is too hot or rainy, we will make do with a map in our classroom.
20/3/2013 Week 4: How do I find out about famous dignitaries?
In this class we will learn how to research famous “dignitaries”, for example Melbourne Mayors and Councillors, by using online resources.
17/4/2013 Week 5: A Grand Public Ediface: The Melbourne Town Hall- NOTE, THIS CLASS WILL RUN AT AN EARLIER TIME!
The finish to our Melbourne Mayors and Councillors series will see us visiting their seat of power- the Melbourne Town Hall. We will meet on the steps of the Melbourne Town Hall at 12:45pm, in time for our 1pm tour.
Intimate histories- remembering twentieth century Carlton
1/5/2013 Week 6: From a small Greek island they came: Special Guest Speaker Florence Livery
In this class we will hear Florence’s fascinating family history, and learn something about how the population of one small Greek island came to be such numerous settlers in the Carlton area.
15/5/2013 Week 7: Show and tell
Bring along your photo albums, notes and family bibles and share your knowledge with others. Find out some tips for caring for your photgraphs and dating them.
29/5/2013 Week 8:No Class
12/6/2013 Week 9:Oral History
In this class we will learn some of the basics of doing oral history- some of the different methods of recording an interview, what kind of paperwork you should have to have if you want to disseminate what you have found out, and how to store your material.
26/6/2013 Week 10:Controversy in Carlton
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