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Helen MacDonald on Melbourne's first mayor

Past La Trobe Society fellow Dr Helen MacDonald discusses Port Melbourne’s colonial past and the influence of characters such as Henry Condell, Melbourne’s first mayor. She explains why Henry was a mysterious man of many trades and sheds light on what made him the people’s choice.

Our collection contains a number of items related to Henry and colonial Melbourne including:

This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series.