The Cars That Made Monash

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 06:45 PM


Monash Seminar Centre (former Oakleigh Council Chambers)
1 Atherton Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3166
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Event contact

Dr Andrew Kilsby

0408 342 795

History Monash Inc presents Professor Graeme Davison of Monash University, the author of Car Wars and Australia’s leading urban historian. His presentation will be a fascinating insight into how the car changed our way of life, our suburbs and the landscape - for car lovers, history buffs and all suburbanites.

$5 entry fee towards the preservation of the History Monash Inc Collection (formerly Oakleigh & District Historical Society est. 1961)

Ample parking next to Oakleigh Pioneer memorial park and 200 m from Oakleigh Railway Station

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$5.00 AUD


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