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A brown roof with posts supporting it. There are green plants against the building a large tree and blue sky.
There is a white building, with a brown roof and blue shutters. There are two brick chimneys either end of the building and a green lawn in the foreground of the image with a red flower in the righthand bottom corner.
There is a timber box which is a golden brown, it has two drawers with decoration on it.
A brown roof with posts supporting it. There are green plants against the building a large tree and blue sky.

La Trobe's Cottage

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Manning of London 1839-40

Description

The original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe, from 1839 to 1854, La Trobe's Cottage is arguably, partially, Melbourne’s oldest surviving building. According to the Heritage Council, the cottage has social significance because of its association with the early stages of heritage identification and protection in Australia.

What's On

Set in the beautiful gardens surrounding the Shrine of Remembrance, visitors can come and take a short tour around one of Melbourne's oldest buildings and the home of Victoria's very first governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe and his family.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)'s amazing volunteer tour guides will be able to give a clear background of the importance of both the building and the personages who inhabited it.

Images: (1) La Trobe's Cottage. Photo: National Trust of Australia (Victoria). (2) La Trobe's Cottage. Photo: Anna Foley. (3) La Trobe's Cottage. Photo: National Trust of Australia (Victoria). (4) La Trobe's Cottage. Photo: National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Tours running every 15 minutes starting at 10am. Last tour departs at 2.30pm
Running for 10 minutes in groups of 10

No bookings required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

ACCESSIBILITY

None of the above - no access

Location

Cnr of Birdwood Ave and Dallas Brooks Dr, The Domain, Melbourne VIC 3004

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