Viewing of ‘Garryowen’s Melbourne’

The President and Council of the ESU warmly invite members, supporters and friends to view the exhibition ‘Garryowen’s Melbourne’.

WHEN?   4 pm on Monday 25 September, 2023

WHERE?   Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV), 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

WHY?   Earlier this year, ESU awarded a Minor Project Grant to Dr Liz Rushen AM to assist with curating an exhibition about Edmund Finn (1819-98), Irish immigrant, journalist, raconteur and eyewitness to the early development of the Port Phillip District. Finn is best known as ‘Garryowen’, author of The Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-1852. The exhibition, ‘Garryowen’s Melbourne’, is now open to the public. It grew out of the research Dr Rushen completed for her book, Garryowen Unmasked: The Life of Edmund Finn, which was launched earlier this year. Development of the exhibition was aided by her deep knowledge of the RHSV collection and its treasures.
Dr Rushen will join us to provide an introduction to the exhibition; she will also share insights into her research.

WHAT ELSE?   Members of our group are welcome to explore the RHSV’s bookshop which specialises in the history of Victoria.

REFRESHMENTS?   At 5 pm we will adjourn to The Mint (nearby, at 318 William Street, Melbourne) for drinks (at own expense) and further discussion with Dr Rushen.

The exhibition viewing is free of charge but bookings are essential.
To access our booking form, click HERE:

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 16:00 to 17:00