This upcoming event for History Week in October might be of interest to those of us interested in Port Phillip and early Melbourne history.
From the History Week website:
MIGRATION AND THE PRIVATE LIVES OF THE HODDLE GRID
Join historian of colonial Melbourne, Nadia Rhook, to retrace the urban foot paths of migrants – from the British colonists who laid the Hoddle Grid over Wurundjeri land to the nascent South Asian diaspora based around ‘Little Lon’ and the politics of love, labour and opium in Little Bourke’s Chinese Quarter.
Discover how Melbourne has been made and remade by migration and its fraught restrictions.
This 2 hour walk will leave you amazed at the tapestry of cultures and languages woven across the streets, residences, shops and churches of colonial Melbourne.
Date: October 18, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Enquiry: Bookings via Nadia Rhook – N.Rhook@latrobe.edu.au