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La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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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.