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March 31 - December 23
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This exhibition is biography imagined through the lens of a Kaleidoscope. The viewer is offered fragments of the lives represented here. There is no linear narrative. Each time the kaleidoscope turns, a different story emerges. There are repeating patterns but different emphases and new ways of seeing, new reflections, new refractions. No one story dominates and one story does not fit all.

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9:30 am

Wodonga Family History Society: Life on the Lake

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
167 Distillery Road, Wahgunyah, VIC 3687, 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, VIC 3687 Australia
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Join us for “Life on the Lake” An inside look at what life was like around Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen and the Carlyle Cemetery WHEN:     Wednesday 17th August 2022 WHERE:  Meet at Pfeiffer’s Wines:   167 Distillery Road, Wahgunyah Vic 3687 TIME:        9.30 am AGENDA:     Using own transportation; follow the guides

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12:00 pm

What’s behind discovery?

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Popular histories of science often tell a story of progress based around great ideas and great individuals. However, historians and philosophers of science have long pointed to the other factors that are involved – social structures, economic forces and the combined talents of many people. Join us for this special History and Philosophy of Science

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2:00 pm

No Ordinary Convict

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It is Family History Month at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. or much of her life, Janine Marshall Wood, a former English, History and French teacher, has been gripped by the remarkable story of John Hughes, his leadership in the Rebecca Riots, his convict years and life afterwards in Tasmania. She has retold this tale countless

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5:00 pm

Georgiana Molloy- celebrating one of Australia’s first female botanists

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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This online talk tells the extraordinary story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia's first internationally successful female botanists.  Georgiana and her husband, Captain John Molloy, who emigrated to Australia in 1830 with the first group of European settlers to the remote southwest of Western Australia.  Here, despite personal tragedy, Georgiana's passion for flora was ignited. Entirely self-taught, she gathered specimens of indigenous flora from Augusta and Busselton that are now held in some of the world's leading herbarium collections

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