John Wroe describes the conditions onboard the immigrant vessels travelling to Victoria. He discusses the length of the voyage, the food and health hazards, the shipping companies and the evolution of ship designs and the routes.
Dr Presland discusses the landscapes of Melbourne at the time of the original inhabitants. He examines the changes made by Europeans and the effects of those changes to the landscape.
This presentation discusses the very extensive collection of maps of Victoria, Australia and other parts of the world held at the State Library of Victoria. The SLV’s online collection of war related maps are discussed with charts from the 1830’s until the 1990’s. These include maps from British India, and where Australian troops were deployed in the Middle East and Europe during WW1.