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Exhibition – The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran
Monday 5 August 2019 - Friday 30 August 2019Free
Throughout August, we are hosting this free exhibition which accompanies award winning author/historian, Dr Judith Buckrich’s new book, The World Is One Kilometre: Greville Street, Prahran, which explores 180 years of life in the area from before European settlement to the present day.
Throughout the nineteenth century, Greville Street was the centre of civic activity in Prahran, containing the town hall, courthouse, police station, public library and fire station. The railway station provided easy access to these institutions and the district’s factories, shops and houses.
After the establishment of Leggett’s dance hall in 1920, the street became one of Melbourne’s entertainment hotspots and from the 1960s it was a centre for counter-culture activity, boasting the Station Hotel and the Continental, two of Melbourne’s most important music venues along with many vibrant shops, galleries and cafes.
The exhibition is available for viewing form Monday 5 August, during library hours.
The book can be purchased from Readings, Carlton and the PMI Victorian History Library.
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