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Off the Drawing Board, a National Archives of Australia seminar
October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
For History Month, the National Archives of Australia are partnering once again with the RHSV to present, Off the Drawing Board, where members and friends can discover more about the history of their local community through Victorian architectural drawings.
Did you know that National Archives holds thousands of architectural drawings for public buildings across Australia and Victoria? Dating back as early as 1849, these drawings document not only famous Melbourne landmarks but also humbler suburban and rural facilities, such as local post offices and drill halls. This makes these drawings an invaluable resource for anyone researching local history and heritage. Many of the drawings are also beautiful works of art in their own right.
HYBRID EVENT: For those attending in person at the Victorian Archives Centre, this talk will be followed by a special tour of the ‘Collective City’ exhibition now on display there. Members and friends can also join the talk via ZOOM.