11/06/2024 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

🍊 The Great Orange Peel Panic: and other stories from Melbourne

Did you know around the 1860’s civic reprobates who discarded orange peel in the streets of Melbourne, risked life and limb? Apparently new flagstone paving stones, combined with discarded orange peels, were a serious hazard. Oranges were a popular snack at the time and peel littered the pavements, with women blamed by the newspapers as the ‘chief strewers of peel’.

Join us as Robyn Annear talks about this story and more from her new book Corners of Melbourne. Robyn is an author who…’tackles her sprawling subject matter with her trademark wit and her knack for singling out the perfect historical reference.’ Age

This is a joint event with Family History Connections. Bookings are essential with a gold coin for entry.

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