24/10/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

🥧 Bushrangers, bushfires and possum pies: the archaeology of the Old Bridge Inn, Mernda

In 2015, the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) commissioned Dr Vincent Clark & Associates to carry out cultural heritage investigations for the Mernda Rail Extension Project. In the course of excavations the team came across the Old Bridge Inn. This is one of the earliest commercial structures outside of Melbourne. It was granted a hotel license in 1841, and this business is still in operation today as The Bridge Inn Hotel. Dr Michelle Negus Cleary will share with us the trials and joys discovered along the way with this cultural investigation.

Michelle is an Archaeologist with specialist expertise in ancient and historical archaeological survey and excavation, remote sensing, photogrammetry and more. She has also been a member of the library board since 2018.

Bookings are essential with a gold coin donation for entry.

Click here to register: https://www.trybooking.com/CKQCP