The Hotham History Project Inc invites you to the official launch of

the Annals of Hotham, Volume 4





A Portrait of a Nineteenth Century Entrepreneur



by Guy Murphy


On the first day of spring in 1884, the Mayor of Hotham, Robert Langford held a housewarming party to celebrate the completion of his new home, Milton Hall, on the corner of Curran and Dryburgh Streets in North Melbourne.  The party had to be moved to the Hotham Town Hall after he invited 180 guests.


Who was Robert Langford?   Why did he build Milton Hall?   What is the house like inside?


Find out the answers to these questions and more at this event. 

Speakers to include writer and academic, Professor Janet McCalman


When:  6.30pm, 1st September, 2004

(120 years after the housewarming to the day!)


Where:  Downstairs Supper Room, North Melbourne Hall Arts House,

(former  Hotham Town Hall),  cnr Errol & Queensberry Streets, North Melbourne


RSVP preferred

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Supported by the City of Melbourne's Local Community History Publishing Grant Program