2021 Heritage Address – Secrets of the City

Posted Fri 2nd Jul 2021 | Helen Sweatman

Online Event

Tuesday 27 July 2021
6pm – 7.30pm

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Archaeologist and Heritage Council member Meg Goulding and Jeremy Smith, Heritage Victoria’s Principal Archaeologist present the 2021 Open House Melbourne Heritage Address ‘Secrets of the City’.

This year’s online event presents new discoveries from some of the city’s recent archaeological investigations. For the first time, discoveries will be revealed from the Melbourne Metro dig enhancing the city’s reputation as one of the world’s best examples of a 19th century archaeological site.

The annual Heritage Address is a lecture presented by the Heritage Council of Victoria as part of the Open House Melbourne July program. The talk has been presented on an annual basis since 2009 and has been given by prominent individuals about significant heritage topics.

Discoveries in Melbourne 

The 2021 Heritage Address speakers include:

  • Jeremy Smith is Heritage Victoria’s Principal Archaeologist. He was formerly a member of the Victorian Heritage Council’s Archaeology Advisory Committee, and has written a number of publications relating to the state’s archaeology.  He was a key contributor to the award-winning book Ned Kelly Under the Microscope (CSIRO Publishing, 2014).
  • Megan Goulding is Principal Archaeologist and CEO of Ochre Imprints Pty Ltd and is the Archaeology member of the Victorian Heritage Council. She has worked as an archaeologist since the late 1980s and has directed numerous historical archaeological excavations in Melbourne CBD and the regional Victoria. Megan was the Excavation Director of the Melbourne Metro CBD South archaeological program.


Goblet found during dig
Goblet found during dig. Photo: Meg Goulding of Ochre Imprints.


The 2021 Heritage Address is presented by the Heritage Council of Victoria as part of the Open House Melbourne July program.


Lead image: Aerial shot of Melbourne metropolitan dig, photo: Meg Goulding of Ochre Imprints. 


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