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North Melbourne Library

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66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
https://www.hothamhistory.org.au

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September 2019

Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp.

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Talk by David Sornig – Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp. In Blue Lake, David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city’s blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations: from boneyards and rubbish tips; through the Depression-era Dudley Flats shanty town; to the modern-day docks. Through it all, one thing that has persisted is its uncanny, liminal quality.…

October 2019

In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919.

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Saturday 12 October 2.00pm. A walk lead by Val Noone – In the Footsteps of Nicholas O’Donnell: doctor and community leader in Hotham 1869-1919. Dr Nicholas O’Donnell (1862- 1920) was a prominent medical practitioner and Irish scholar who lived and worked in North Melbourne during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His remarkable manuscript of Irish family history, Nicholas O’Donnell’s Autobiography, has been edited and annotated by Dr Val Noone who will lead this walk highlighting the events and…

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