Going Out in 19th Century Melbourne
PMI Victorian History Library
Going Out in 19th Century Melbourne: an exploration of fashion, dining, and entertainment Join Dr Jarrad Paul, a Senior Archaeologist and animal bone specialist working at Dr Vincent Clark Archaeology and Heritage, as he tells of 19th Century Melbourne - a prominent city on the global stage. One aspect of this thriving city was its vibrant social life, full of characters trying to make a name for themselves in the colony. The newly identified Melbournian went out on the town to celebrate, commiserate, and consummate by dining, drinking, and being entertained. In this talk, I examine what it meant to ‘go out’ in 19th century Melbourne by focusing on three distinct years: 1842, 1867, and 1893, to track the development of Melbourne from town to world-renowned city. We will see what people were wearing, where the best and worst places were to eat and drink, and what events drew in crowds for near and far. Bookings essential with a gold coin for entry.
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