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Early Melbourne Suburbs - Essendon, Malvern, and the Development of Melbourne's Tram System

Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm by Zoom

The GSV and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) are jointly conducting a seminar exploring the development of the suburbs of Essendon and Malvern together with the history of Melbourne’s extensive tram system.

Warren Doubleday, who is the Manager of the Melbourne Tram Museum collection, will speak on the establishment of Melbourne’s tram system including the Malvern and Essendon lines. He will also provide information on researching tramway records at PROV and on the Tram Museum website.

Steve Stefanopoulos, Heritage Collection and Records Manager of Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak, and Hayden Williams from the Essendon Historical Society, will talk about the development of their suburbs from approximately 1850 to the early 20th century. Their presentations will highlight the experience, skills and records available at their Societies that will assist you to research local and family history in the areas.

There will be time for questions following each presentation.

The seminar is open to members of the GSV and RHSV only, up to a maximum of 45 members from each Society. The cost is $25 per member and bookings are required. GSV and RHSV members should book through their respective event booking systems to obtain the Zoom meeting invitation. GSV members must log in to register.

25 May 2021, 18:30 to 21:30
Internet Australia Eastern Standard Time
Event Fee(s)
Event fee (members only) $ 25.00