August 19th 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm

Prof. Miles Lewis A.M, Architectural historian & Professor of Architecture University of Melbourne will deliver the inaugural Michael O’Grady lecture

Melbourne Mansions

Our understanding of the larger houses of 19th Century Melbourne is generally focused upon the grand rooms of few preserved examples, many of them in Hawthorn and neighbouring suburbs.
However this lecture will explore also what we know about where these houses came from, what they imitated, and how they were financed. It will also cover what we know of the servants’ hall, the privy, the bells, the speaking tubes, the stables and the tennis court.

Following afternoon tea Mark Weller will bring a practical perspective to restoration of period homes and Maree Wilding of Interior Productions will share something of her work reproducing historic wall papers.

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COST: on the day $10.00
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