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Paintings of Early Melbourne

Old Treasury Building
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Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection.

These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne. Gain an insight into the life of Melbournians, from a swamp town to the opulence and wealth of the gold rush era. See early Melbourne through the changing landscapes and architectural growth typical of the time.

Included in this tour is the Sir Francis Grant R.A. portrait of Charles La Trobe in the Executive Council Chamber. Discover more about early Melbourne with the help of our enthusiastic guides.

Due to the location of this display, viewing is only available on a tour.

Cost $10 per person
Bookings essential: bookings@otb.org.au or 9651 2233