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Melbourne Observatory: OUTSTANDING UNIVERSAL VALUE
December 6, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree
Join the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs, co-presenters of this event, along with the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) and others, discussing the historical role and outstanding universal value of the magnificent Melbourne Observatory and its potential for UNESCO World Heritage listing nomination.
Please note that this is not a Zoom event but happening in real space at the Drill Hall. All guidelines and rules regarding control of COVID19 will be observed. The event is free-of-charge but, sadly, we will not be able to serve afternoon tea, as is our usual practice, due to COVID restrictions. This event will be held on the ground floor of the Drill Hall which is fully accessible.
Prof. the Hon Barry Jones, AC, was Australia’s longest serving Science Minister, and, in Paris was UNESCO Executive Board member and Vice President of the World Heritage Committee;
Assoc. Prof Don Garden OAM, President, Federation of Australian Historical Societies; Immediate past President, Royal Historical Society of Victoria;
A representative from National Trust of Australia (Vic) (by video);
Dr Barry Clark, the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV);
Dr Jackie Watts, former Councillor, the City of Melbourne;
Mr Steven Avery, Executive Director, Heritage Victoria (by video)
Ms Bea McNicholas (organiser), Director, Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs.
Melbourne Observatory, from its inception in 1863 continues to be highly regarded internationally as a wonderful place of science and astronomical observation, outstanding cultural heritage and inspiration. The Astronomical Society of Victoria has maintained a close connection with Melbourne Observatory since 1922, keeping it functioning from 1945.
Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs is supported by Planet Ark.
(Photos below from top to bottom: Jackie Watts, Barry Clark, Barry Jones, Don Garden, Bea McNicholas)