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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Melbourne: the making of a shopping mecca

Melbourne's shopping landscape has been fashioned by social changes such as the gold rush, the advent of the car, migration and economic highs and lows.

Listen to journalist Jill Singer discuss the rise of Melbourne as a shopping capital with Graeme Davison, author of The rise and fall of Marvellous Melbourne, Sussan Group CEO Naomi Milgrom and Country Road founder Stephen Bennett.

This talk was held as part of the 'til you drop exhibition.