Walks + Talks

We are pleased to once again have local historian, Jeff Atkinson, presenting Local History Walks and Talks.
All walks start at 10.30am and talks start at 2pm.

Meeting places for walks are specified in the description, talks take place at PHCC.
$5 booking fee for each event
Book online to reserve your place.

TALK – Online Event  Tuesday 16 November 2021, 7.30pm Presented by The Carlton Community History Group via Zoom.
Enjoy two illustrated presentations on some fascinating aspects of the history of Carlton from the comfort of your own home. Old advertising signs in Carlton presented by Felice Rocca and Every picture tells a story: a garage in Carlton by Susan Crowe. Registrations essential. Email Jeff at jeffann@bigpond.net.au and a link will be sent to you.

Local History WALK – Saturday 20 November – Historic Princes Hill
Join local historian Jeff Atkinson for a walk around this interesting part of Carlton, and hear of its history and the history of iconic places such as Princes Park, the Carlton Football Ground and the Melbourne General cemetery. Hear stories of past conflicts, and see fine examples of different architectural styles of the late 19th and early 20th century. Meet at 10.30am at the Princes Hill Community Centre, 5 Bagung Lane, Princes Hill. Book here

Local History TALK – Saturday 4 December – Carlton During World War Two
Carlton, like the rest of Melbourne, was severely affected by the Second World War. Particularly affected were Carlton’s Jewish community as news reached them of concentration camps, and the Italian community who suddenly found themselves classed as ‘enemy agents’. In this illustrated presentation by historian Jeff Atkinson you will hear of the strong military presence in the Carlton area, and the fear of a Japanese invasion, of the effect of food and fuel shortages, and of men leaving for service overseas and perhaps not returning. Book here.

Local History WALK – Saturday 4 December – Historic Carlton: Victorian Grandeur
Carlton has probably the best examples in Australia of the eloquent ‘boom era’ architecture of the late 19th century, complete with English type squares, and generously designed streets, laid out in the 1850’s by Robert Hoddle, who also designed the grid of Melbourne’s central business district. Join local historian Jeff Atkinson for a walk through some of south Carlton’s most picturesque and historic streets, and enjoy some of its grandest buildings. Meet at 10.30am on the corner of Grattan and Drummond Streets, Carlton. Book here.

Local History TALK – Saturday 22 January, 2022 – Crime in Carlton
In this talk, local historian Jeff Atkinson will introduce you to the petty criminals that inhabited Carlton in the early days, the prostitutes and larrikins, as well as the more colourful crime figures, and the infamous murders that occurred in Carlton, covering the period from the time the suburb was first settled until the present. Book here.