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History Matters

Thu 02 Mar 2017

History is now. It defines our national identity and relations in our everyday lives. Six historians from La Trobe University present their research on Australia’s iconic moments from the Gold Rush to ANZAC. In rewriting history they bring change into the present.

 

History Matters

Living the Vida Lola: the life and times of Lola Montez

Thu 02 Mar 2017

Lola Montez – virago of the Victorian goldfields, lover and horsewhipper of men, saucy dancer par excellance. These are but some of the ways we have come to know the most infamous woman of the gold rush era. But political advisor to kings? Maverick democrat? Public speaker? Can we add these strings to her flamboyant bow? And if there is more to the ...

History Matters

How the Gold Rush shaped our relationship to stuff

Thu 09 Mar 2017

Why are we are so attached to our stuff? What meaning lies behind the things we buy? This session traces our obsession with things back to the Gold Rush era (1851-1880). The discovery of gold in Victoria brought to Melbourne new wealth, unprecedented access to a global network of consumer goods and great opportunities for social mobility. What peop ...