Discovering History: Wearing my boots and drinking my whiskey

Discovering History: Wearing my boots and drinking my whiskey

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Bendigo Library

259 Hargreaves Street

Bendigo, VIC 3550

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This talk explores heritage homes, not as architectural objects, but as the scenes of domestic life in a mature, industrial mining communty.

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Presented by Dr Charles Fahey.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Bendigo's landscape was dominated by the headframes, flues and mullock heaps of its major mines. A haven from this industrial landscape was the home. This talk explores Bendigo's heritage homes, not as architectural objects but as the scenes of domestic life in a mature, industrial mining community - from the grand home of mining investor Isaac Dyason to the humbler cottages of the city's miners.

Charles Fahey taught history at la Trobe University from 1990 to 2018. With Alan Mayne, he published Gold tailings: Forgotten Histories of Family and Community on the Central Victorian Goldfields (2010). In 2020, he was a joint author of Mallee Country: Land, People, History. He is currently working on a social and labour history of Bendigo from 1852-1914.

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