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This event has been cancelled – due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk.

All who have pre-booked were sent an email on 16 March 2020 advising of the cancellation, and giving you options. If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam folder or contact Alan at [email protected].

A full day seminar on English research with leading English experts Else Churchill and Alec Tritton.

WHEN – Monday 23 March 2020, 9am – 5pm

WHERE – Scots Church – Robert White Hall
Corner of Collins & Russell Streets, Melbourne


COST – includes a morning tea and biscuits and tea/coffee during the lunch break and the afternoon tea break. For lunch you can bring your own or get something from one of the nearby cafes or coffee shops.

Pre-book – by 16 March 2020 to be in the draw for several hundred $$$ in prizes.

  • pre-booked (by 16 Mar 2020) – $95
  • on the day – $110

Refund policy – early booking is safe. If your circumstances change between your booking and the event, preventing you from attending, we will refund your booking fee in full – as long as you let us know by the day before the event.


MONDAY 23 March 2020

9.00am – registration and exhibition

9.25am – welcome and seminar introduction

9.30am – Outside the church – nonconformist records ? Alec Tritton

10.20am – break and exhibition

10.50am – Probate records before and after 1858 ? Else Churchill

11.40am – Apprenticeships before 1850 in the city, borough and parish ? Alec Tritton

12.30pm – prize draw

12.40pm – lunch break and exhibition

2.00pm – 19th century newspapers: 18th century journals & local directories, poll books ? Else Churchill

2.50pm – Before the workhouse: the old poor laws ? Alec Tritton

3.40pm – break and exhibition

4.00pm – London problems and solutions ? Else Churchill

4.50pm – closing questions – both speakers

5.00pm – close


Food & drink

  • morning tea break – tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided
  • lunch break – bring you own or go to one of the many nearby cafes or coffee shops. Tea/coffee will be available at the venue
  • afternoon tea break – tea/coffee will be available at the venue

Location and access – Scots Church, Corner of Collins & Russell Streets, Melbourne – Robert White Hall

  • tram – the nearest tram stop is 150 metres away – 101 Collins St, stop 7
  • car – there is a Wilson car park at the back of Scots Church (entry from Little Collins St).
    Early bird parking (entry before 9am and leave after 2pm) is $40.


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