La Trobe and his Horses: Testing Times

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Mueller Hall, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens

La Trobe and his Horses: Testing Times – a talk with the C J La Trobe Society

Speaker: Peter Hiscock AM, former director the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum at Ballarat, and life-long horseman.

Peter will focus on the horsemanship of Charles Joseph La Trobe and the horse as a major player in the settlement of the Port Phillip District / Colony of Victoria – a fact so often neglected in the historical narrative.

Admission:  $5, payable at the door. Includes a delicious afternoon tea.

Bookings essential:  email:; or phone: 03 9592 5616 (please leave a message). Online bookings:


Note: Allow sufficient time to park. Best Public Transport is via any tram to Domain Interchange, Stop 20. (Note also 605 bus service: Flagstaff Station to Gardenvale, via Birdwood Avenue.)

All welcome.


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