Dome after dark: Land ownership & the Kelly Gang

Thursday 21st of September 2017 6:00pm — 6:30pm

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Dig deeper into the backstory of the infamous Kelly Outbreak in this talk about Charles Gavan Duffy’s contentious 1862 Land Act, which allowed poor Irish settlers like Ned Kelly’s mother, Ellen, to buy land for the first time.

Charles Gavan Duffy was a hero to the Irish settlers of the colony, and represented their interests in parliament, but despite his efforts, many families found themselves pushed to desperation.

Find out more about Charles Gavan Duffy in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition.

Where:

State Library of Victoria (Meet in front foyer), 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC 3000