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An update on the Home on Hotham Hill.

Oct 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Talk by Guy MurphyAn update on the Home on Hotham Hill.

Date still to be confirmed.

For more than a century, countless passers-by have wondered about the big house at 519 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne-the house with the overgrown Bougainvillea and the commanding view of Royal Park. Who lives there now, who built it, what are its stories? This history of a house and its owners and tenants covers more than a hundred and fifty years, and encapsulates the history of Melbourne, its commercial life, its property speculation and development, its hard times, and its renewal. This is a marvellous piece of historical research, with scarcely a stone left unturned from the history of early Melbourne’s markets and fish trade, to property speculation, family history and the boarding house business. We meet the many of the people who have made it their home, in particular its primary builder Robert Langford, who rose from fish-hawker to man of property and civic leader.


Oct 1, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm


North Melbourne Library
66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia