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In line with Stage 3 restriction levels announced by the Victorian Government, our building is closed for all activities, especially for Monday and Thursday workday sessions.

Our October Guest Speaker evening is also cancelled.

We thank our members for their patience and understanding.

Members are encouraged to use the online resources available at this website for research, and for news about further developments.

As well as our photographs and maps, the Members section contains links to all 317 of our Heidelberg Historian newsletters. Material will be added to the blog and our Facebook page from time to time.

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

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Talk: La Trobe's Cottage and Grounds Tues 11 Feb 2020 8 p.m

Posted on Monday, 3rd February 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

At our next meeting, garden historian Helen Botham will speak about the garden created at Jolimont by Charles La Trobe.

Most Victorians are not aware that our first Lieutenant Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe, developed a beautiful garden around his 12.5 acre Jolimont estate during the nearly 15 years he spent in Victoria. His home and garden became an oasis for him and his family in this foreign land.

After La Trobe returned to Europe in 1854, his estate was subdivided. The cottage remained until 1964- its story, until the present, will be revealed.

Please join us at the Uniting Church Community Centre, Seddon St Ivanhoe on Tuesday 11th February at 8.00 p.m. All welcome.

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