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The ‘Golden Age’
May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$25
THE ‘GOLDEN AGE’ : LA TROBE’S JOURNEY HOME
Speaker John Botham, Chair of Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage.
The illustrated talk describes La Trobe’s journey home to England on the Paddle Steamer ‘Golden Age’ on the first commercial passage across the Pacific in 1854. He made fifty-eight sketches on the journey. including thirty-seven during a six-day stopover in Tahiti. In Panama the passengers had to travel across the isthmus by mule and train to join the Royal Mail Steamers for the Atlantic crossing.
Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture.
Refreshments from 5.30 pm.
All welcome. Bookings essential.