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Colonial Experience tour

Melbourne (detail), LW Wilson, 1905
1 hour
Year level
$130 per group

Explore the cause and effect of early contact between European settlers and indigenous communities in Victoria. 

Students will:

  • learn about significant historical figures from Victoria's past, including William Barak, John Batman and William Buckley
  • view and analyse primary artefacts, documents and historical materials up close
  • discuss different perspectives, and key events and periods, in Victoria's early colonial history
  • consider how and why Melbourne has changed over time
  • explore the Library's unique heritage spaces, including the iconic domed La Trobe Reading Room.