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Early Melbourne Suburbs joint GSV & RHSV seminar by Zoom

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Essendon and Malvern and the Development of Melbourne’s Tram System: A Zoom Seminar

The GSV and RHSV are jointly conducting a seminar exploring the development of the suburbs of Essendon and Malvern together with the history of Melbourne’s extensive tram system.

Warren Doubleday, the Manager of the Melbourne Tram Museum collection, will speak on the establishment of Melbourne’s tram system including the Malvern and Essendon lines. He will also provide information on researching tramway records at PROV and on the Tram Museum website.

Steve Stefanopoulos, local historian with the Malvern Historical Society and archivist, and Hayden Williams from the Essendon Historical Society, will talk about the development of their suburbs from approximately 1850 to the early 20th century. Their presentations will highlight the experience, skills and records available at their societies that will assist you to research local and family history in the areas.

There will be time for questions following each presentation.

The seminar is open to members of the GSV and RHSV only up to a maximum of 45 members from each Society. Bookings are required.


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May 25
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Royal Historical Society of Victoria
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