“The Romance and Development of the Australian Wool Industry in the Nineteenth Century: Some Trends in the Growth of Time.”
An Australia Heritage Festival Event with Dr James Donaldson. Where he will explore the greatest expansion of wool production in the history of the world. From humble beginnings on the N.S.W. Cumberland coastal plain, before the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1814, the evolution of wool production was nothing less than spectacular. This is a story of European outback courage and tenacity from pioneers involved in the Australian pastoral industry, yet one that involved a loss of homeland and severe social disruption for the indigenous inhabitants who had formerly occupied the lands. A display of shearing tools, both hand blade-shears and mechanical handpieces will be included in the presentation.
The PMI is a 3-5 min walk from the Prahran Station. Bookings are essential with a gold coin donation for entry.
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Meet at the PMI for a guided walk by Steve Stefanopoulos OAM, architectural historian, and former Mayor of the City of Stonnington and President of the PMI Victorian History Library. Discover the former department stores of Chapel Street, Prahran, during an accessible, family-friendly walk that anyone can enjoy, even pets!
The PMI is a 3-5minute walk from the Prahran Station with limited free parking. Bookings essential.
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🏺 Are you interested in History? Then come to the PMI’s History Showcase!
There are over 20 historical societies, family history and genealogical history groups, archives groups and special interest group, from across Victoria gathered together for one day to show you just how they can help you with whatever enquiry or history related curiosity you may have. The PMI is conveniently located near public transport and many places to eat, so you can comfortably spend all day exploring what is on offer.
Bookings are essential with a gold coin donation for entry.
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