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Book Launch - The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology

  • The foyer, The Urban Workshop 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, Vic Australia (map)

You are invited to the launch of ‘The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology’ by Tim Murray, Kristal Buckley, Sarah Hayes, Geoff Hewitt, Justin McCarthy, Richard Mackay, Barbara Minchinton, Charlotte Smith, Jeremy Smith and Bronwyn Woff. 

The book will be launched by Justin McCarthy and Richard Mackay.

Since the 1980s, archaeologists and historians have pieced together the rich and complex history of Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street – locally known as ‘Little Lon’ – revealing a working-class and immigrant community that was much more than just a slum. This ground-breaking book reports on almost three decades of excavations conducted on the Commonwealth Block and delves into the complex social, cultural and economic history of this forgotten community.

Date and time: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 6pm

Location: The foyer, 50 Lonsdale Street (the Urban Workshop), Melbourne, Victoria

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