‘From Mos to Mullets’

This photographic exhibition about the history of hair displays photos featuring historic hairstyles from Public Record Office Victoria’s state archives, alongside photos from community street photographers. Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:30pm and second and last Saturday of every month.

Goldfields and the Gothic: A Hidden Heritage and Folklore

David Waldron has just released his latest anthology Goldfields and the Gothic: A Hidden Heritage and Folklore (Australian Scholarly Publishing) in which local historians of the long buried legends, histories and folklore of the Victorian goldfields and their legacy today. Every historian has a collection of strange, buried pieces of history; this work begins the Read more …

Migration and the Private Lives of the Hoddle Grid

Join a historian of colonial Melbourne, Nadia Rhook, to retrace the urban foot paths of migrants – from the British colonists who laid the Hoddle Grid over Wurundjeri land to the nascent South Asian diaspora based around ‘Little Lon’ and the politics of love, labour and opium in Little Bourke’s Chinese Quarter. Discover how Melbourne Read more …