Wednesday, 29 August 2012

THE HISTORY OF MELBOURNE THROUGH THE EYES OF A NEWSPAPER INDEX

In celebration of Melbourne Day, Melburnians are invited to find out how they can unlock long lost stories of the city, as the Royal Historical Society of Victoria presents “History from The Argus”. To be held on Thursday 30 August at 5.45pm, historian Professor John Hirst will provide an insight into the Argus Index Project and some of his observation after reading decades of newspapers.

“The Argus was Melbourne’s morning daily newspaper, established in 1846 and widely known as a conservative read for most of its history,” said Professor Hirst, Editor in Chief of the Argus Index Project.

Professor John Hirst is scholar emeritus at La Trobe University and Editor in Chief of the Argus Index Project. He is also the author of many books, most recently Sense and Nonsense in Australian History, Looking for Australia, and The Shortest History of Europe.

 Date: Thursday 30 August
Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm (tea/coffee from 5.15pm)
Address: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Cost: $10 non members; free for members of the RHSV

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