Events

Inveresk Design Forum | Harriet Edquist

Summary

This talk will wonder if the Portland project of 1834 can be understood as an alternative model of colonisation to Melbourne and if the coastal infrastructure of its main industry was in fact the first European ‘architecture’ in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, as Victoria then was.

Start Date

22nd Aug 2018 1:00pm

End Date

22nd Aug 2018 2:00pm

Venue

Rory Spence-VOS Construction Lecture Theatre, Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required. Enquiries: enquiries@arch.utas.edu.au or 6324 4488

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Whales, Sheep & Entrepreneurs: Portland 1834

A year before John Batman and John Fawkner claimed Melbourne for themselves and their associates, the Henty family and Tasmanian whalers had claimed Portland. This talk will wonder if the Portland project of 1834 can be understood as an alternative model of colonisation to Melbourne and if the coastal infrastructure of its main industry was in fact the first European ‘architecture’ in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, as Victoria then was.

Harriet Edquist is Professor of Architectural History at RMIT and foundation Director of the RMIT Design Archives. An author and curator, Harriet has published extensively on Australian art, design and architectural history and curated exhibitions on topics as diverse as the cultural landscape of the Western District of Victoria and Australian automotive design.


Architecture & Design
8 Invermay Road, Inveresk Campus
Rory Spence, VOS construction lecture theatre