Sandringham Library

SDHS Annual General Meeting 


Sunday 24 March 2024 at 2pm

Sandringham Library Meeting Room

Waltham Street, Sandringham



We are very pleased to announce our speaker for the Society’s 38th Annual General Meeting, Dr Margaret Anderson.



Margaret Anderson, FFAHS is Director of the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. She is a council member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria,  the History Council of Victoria and the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and is also a member of the Brunswick Historical Society. For most of her career she has practiced as a public historian in museums in Australia, although she also taught history and material culture studies at Monash University in the 1980s. Her publications include articles on women’s history, the history and demography of the family and the practice of public history.

In this lecture Margaret Anderson will introduce the Old Treasury Building, with a brief summary of its history and architectural features. One of very few remaining buildings from the gold rush era, the Old Treasury is also one of the finest nineteenth century administrative buildings in Australia. As a contemporary museum, the Old Treasury presents historical exhibitions, with a focus on the goldrush era, the growth of Melbourne as a city, and the emergence of Victorian democracy. Temporary exhibitions change regularly and have explored a range of very different topics from ‘Lost Jobs’ to ‘Wayward Women’. The current temporary display is Belongings: objects and family life. The presentation will conclude with some of the stories from Belongings.



The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to commence at 2pm immediately following the talk by Dr Anderson


Both meetings will be available on Zoom (technology permitting).

An agenda will  be posted closer to the meeting


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