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Spring Place: The Women of Little Lon with Barbara Minchinton

50 Lonsdale St, John Wardle Architects 2006. 271 Spring St, John Wardle Architects 2018 and Bates Smart 2019.


Join historian, Barbara Minchinton, as she uncovers 217 Spring Street's lurid history as a dancing saloon in Marvellous Melbourne's heyday before it was transformed into a Church of England Mission Hall in the 1890s.

Barbara's interest in the women of Little Lon began when she was working with archaeologists on the digs from the early 2000s. Come and hear some of the stories she dug up!

What's On

Barbara Minchinton, author of the "The Women of Little Lon", will present a historical talk about Spring Place and the women that lived within it.

Images: (1) Madame Brussels, (2) 1862 View of Spring St. Photos: courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Historical talk with Barbara Minchinton starts 12.30pm
Running for 60 minutes
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at 271 Spring St on Level One.


Fully wheelchair accessible


Spring Place, Level One, 271 Spring St, Melbourne 3000

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