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Melbourne Mansions

Melbourne Mansions

Hawthorn Community Precinct
584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Start Date
19/08/2017 1:00 pm
end time
19/08/2017 4:00 pm

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 Barbara Wilding will share her expertise on vintage wallpapers and Maree Wilding of Interior Productions will show how these are reproduced. Mark Weller will bring a practical perspective to restoration of period homes.  Also view part of our collection of historic photos.

Queries:   or     9889 7498

COST: on the day  $10.00

Early Bird Price $8.50

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584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

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