How Victoria saved its heritage

May 08, 2018

The story of how heritage awareness has developed in Victoria will be told at the second Greater Shepparton Biennial Bruce Wilson Memorial Heritage Lecture on Thursday.

Monash University’s Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison will deliver his lecture titled The Past Around Us: How Victoria Saved its Heritage at the Shepparton Senior Citizens’ Centre.

Prof Davison was a member of the Buildings Preservation Council of Victoria, forerunner of today’s Heritage Council and Heritage Victoria, from 1976.

He continues to be involved in and write extensively on many aspects of heritage and has become its de facto historian.

He has published widely on urban history, as well as on heritage, social history and museums, including a book on the effects of the car on society and Trendyville, a co-edited publication about the inner suburbs.

Council’s sustainable development director Geraldine Christou urged those interested in or curious about heritage to attend the lecture.

Two lectures, organised by council’s Heritage Advisory Committee, will be held on Thursday, at 1pm and 6pm. For information, visit or phone 58329700.

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