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

Events

A Nation Divided: The Great War and Conscription

The debate over conscription during the darkest years of WWI has been described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation. From 1916 to 1917, thousands of impassioned speeches were made, endless newspaper columns were written, and mass meetings and huge rallies were held throughout Australia. As families, communities and organisations divided in ...

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Old Treasury Building, 20-70 Spring Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Wayward Women?

Meet some women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood in 'Wayward Women?'. There are some familiar faces like Madam Brussels, the successful brothel-keeper, and Frances Knorr, the Brunswick baby farmer. But have you heard of Beatrice Phillips, 'the worst woman in Melbourne', who was convicted for various offences over 227 times? Or Brettena Smyth, an early feminist ...

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Old Treasury Building, 20-70 Spring Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Talk: New Insights on Hotham Hill by Guy Murphy.

'At Home on Hotham Hill' is a history of a house 'Milton Hall' intertwined with the story of the man who built it, Robert Langford.  This talk will review new information that has come to light since the book appeared in 2004.  A key development has been the emergence of Trove Online, which has made accessible in searchable form historical ...

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