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Rescheduled: GSV members Flagstaff Gardens History Tour and Lunch

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

$25.00 – $35.00

Genealogical Society of Victoria members-only Flagstaff Gardens History Tour and Lunch. This event was originally planned for Thursday 22nd of September but, when that day became the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, the event was rescheduled for Friday 18th of November.

The Genealogical Society of Victoria is organising a guided walking tour of historic Flagstaff gardens. The walk will begin and end at the RHSV’s home in the Drill Hall, opposite Flagstaff Gardens at 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne.

The walk commences at 10:30am, followed by lunch on your return, approx 12noon until 1pm. The walk will take place whatever the weather so please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes, wet weather gear if necessary, some water etc). The walk takes place on graded walking paths and is not strenuous or long but you will be walking to the top of the hill in the gardens and you will be on your feet for a little over an hour.

The walking tour will climb Flagstaff Hill to consider its place in Melbourne’s topography and pre-European history as well as its early role as a burial ground, flagstaff signalling station and magnetic and meteorological observatory. An absolute “must do” walk for understanding the history and character of Melbourne city.

GSV members are more than welcome to spend the day at the RHSV using the GSV collection or the RHSV collection (if you are interested in doing research we suggest that you contact Jillian Hiscock, our Collections Manager on collections@historyvictoria.org.au beforehand so that she can have your material ready for you).

GSV members will also be able to enjoy the current free exhibition, Kaleidoscope, which celebrates the splendid women who have helped shape the RHSV over its long 113 year history.

Please record any dietary restrictions when you book your tickets.

Please contact our office if you have any questions: office@historyvictoria.org.au or 03 9326 9288


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1. Walk+Lunch NON-GSV
10:am walk followed by 12noon lunch for non-GSV members (friends and guests of members)
$ 35.00
5 available


November 18
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
$25.00 – $35.00
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Genealogical Society of Victoria
03 9662 4455


Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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9326 9288