Date and time: 7:00 – 8:30pm, Thursday the 28th June 2018
Place: Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road, Prahran
This Thursday at the Prahran Mechanics Institute, Dr Michelle Negus Cleary will be delivering a free public lecture on her work with Cato Street Carpark. This is a fantastic opportunity for archaeology students and members of the public to learn about the early development of Prahran.
In 2017, the City of Stonnington commissioned an archaeological study of the area prior to the upgrade of the carpark and development of a public green space that will be known as the Cato Square Development.
Dr Negus Cleary will be discussing the archaeological excavation of the carpark carried out by Dr Vincent Clark & Associates in 2017 and the ongoing monitoring during construction works this year. The results of these studies have provided further understanding of the early European inhabitants of the area and how the area transitioned from early colonial settlement to a modern retail centre.
We encourage everyone who has an interest in Prahran, an interest in history and archaeology, or an interest in the development of Melbourne to attend. Please click the link below and follow the prompts to secure your seat.