Progressive Citizens and Town Hall: The formation of identity and civic materialities on the Victorian Central Goldfields

Premiership Room A, Melbourne Cricket Ground 07/10/2016 3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

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Mandy Jean

This snapshot documents the social imaginaries of migrant communities that emerged during the 19th Century Victorian goldrush, focussing on re-contextualization of identities through relationships between power, property, access and users rights, epitomized by the construction of town halls. We examine how has this legacy has sustained in times of change?