1S06 Melbourne: A History

Tutor/Facilitator Max Nankervis

Date: on/from Mon 3 May 2021 to Mon 7 Jun 2021
Frequency: Weekly until 7 June
Class time: 1:00-3:00

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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This history course will focus on Melbourne’s development from pre-European settlement and throughout the rest of the 19th century – and a little into the 20th century. As with any history it will be “partial” in so far as it will examine a selected set of “facts” and events or social phenomena. The course will be presented as a set of six, two-hour illustrated lecture-discussion sessions.

The main “sections” are: Prehistory – the context before the urban settlement; the “Founding” of Melbourne, and the urban growth to 1850; the Gold Rush and its consequences; the “boom” period 1870-90; the post-boom depression and industrial growth to World War 1; inter-war years and the Depression.

The general approach of the classes is an illustrated (PowerPoint) lecture as a discussion base, but you are welcome, indeed encouraged, to ask questions, add your own knowledge, etc.

NOTE: No bookings accepted after second class.

TUTOR: Max Nankervis is a retired Town Planner, a former lecturer in planning and urban studies at RMIT, VUT and other universities. He has also spent some time as an independent planning consultant. He has conducted several courses for Port Phillip and Melbourne U3As. He has a special interest in urban development history.

For the safety of all, please follow our COVIDSafe Conditions of Entry on every visit to MKC.

To save time before your first class, you may wish to download the Victorian QR code app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your mobile phone.