Victorian History Week 18-25 October

The History Week website has a countdown timer on its homepage - just in case you aren't already aware that time is slipping through your fingers. There are hundreds of events with a history bent happening all over Victoria from 18-25 October. 

For the duration of History Week you can pop in to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria's HQ in the former army drill hall at the corner of Franklin and William Streets for an exhibition about Melbourne's very own Willy Wonka, Macpherson Robertson. 

The wild mansion Labassa in Caulfield North is open to the public on Sunday 18 October and at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat on Friday 23 October is the annual Weston Bate Lecture. This year it's being presented by La Trobe University Emeritus Professor of History Richard Broome and is entitled, “Agents in Their Own Making. Aboriginal People of Victoria”. It's free but bookings are essential. Pre-lecture drinks kick off at 5:30pm. 

There's a free tour of the Supreme Court on Friday 23 October on a free tour and that night the Old Melbourne Gaol will be transformed into a gin bar. And on Sunday 25 October I'll be leading Unlocked Tours of Melbourne Central, including the shot tower and Kisho Kurokawa's 84-metre the glass cone. 

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