The Hotham History Project is a community group with an interest in the history of North and West Melbourne, formerly known as Hotham.

Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp.

Talk by David Sornig - Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp. In Blue Lake, David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city's blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations: from boneyards and rubbish tips; through the Depression-era Dudley ...

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North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919

Saturday 12 October 2.00pm. A walk lead by Val Noone - In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919. Dr Nicholas O’Donnell (1862- 1920) was a prominent medical practitioner and Irish scholar who lived and worked in North Melbourne during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His remarkable manuscript of Irish family history, Nicholas ...

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North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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The Hotham History Blog is a collection of stories about North and West Melbourne