Charles La Trobe was born in London in 1801. After a period of global gallivanting that included ascents in the Alps and a trip to Mexico with Washington Irving, he was eventually sent to Australia to help administer the various colonies of the British Empire. Despite a lack of experience, he was appointed as the first lieutenant-governor of the colony of Victoria, established in 1851.
La Trobe was an enlightened gentleman and a strong supporter of cultural and educational institutions and did much to improve the colonial (now state) capital of Melbourne. He helped improve the water supply, and established various institutions including the City University, State Library, Botanical Gardens, and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
|Heide: A Walk Through The Gardens; A Step Back In Time en||5.5km||site_izi|
|Westgarthtown Walking Tour en||6.3km||site_izi|
|Preton Market- history and significance en||4.5km||site_izi|
|La Trobe University Architecture, Sculpture and Heritage Walk en||0.4km||site_izi|
|High Heritage: Character in the North en||8km||site_izi|
|Fairfield AIDS Memorial Garden en||8.2km||site_izi|
|Yarra Bend Asylum Pillar||2020||8.7km||site_ao|
|Walking Tour of the first five Publican Houses of Brunswick en||9.4km||site_izi|
|The Communities that Shaped Carlton en||10km||site_izi|
|Montsalvat Art Gallery and Artist Community en||9.4km||site_izi|
|Fawkner Memorial Park – Garden of multicultural paradise en||7.6km||site_izi|
|Exploring the Mediterranean Idiom in Moreland en||9.5km||site_izi|
|Discovering Darebin: The People of Northcote en||8.5km||site_izi|
|Heritage walking tour of Pentridge: its dark past, neglected present and rich future. en||7.2km||site_izi|
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