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Acland Street: The Grand Lady of St. Kilda

Saturday 12 May 2018 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join award winning historian Dr Judith Buckrich as she talks about her latest book, ‘Acland Street: the Grand Lady of St Kilda’. The book covers 175 years of history (1842-2017) since its naming and through all the ups and downs of its extraordinary social, cultural, architectural and economic history.

Acland Street is well known for its rich bohemian, epicurean, artistic and musical past beginning in the mid nineteenth century as the home of some of Melbourne’s most privileged residents, through years of hard times when the mansions became boarding houses and brothels and blocks of flats filled the land around the mansions, and into the mid twentieth century as a centre for European migrants and their businesses.

‘Acland Street: the Grand Lady of St Kilda’ is the culmination of two years work trawling archives at the State Library of Victoria, the Public Record Office, National Trust and newspapers and images from the National Library’s ‘Trove’ website. Dr Buckrich also interviewed (personally, by phone and email) 150 people and corresponded with others through various St Kilda facebook groups.

This event is run as part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

Doors open: 1:45pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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Saturday 12 May 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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