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Facade conservation and repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

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Water histories

What can we learn from Australian history that might help us deal with our water crisis and climate change today?

Michael Cathcart draws lessons from his new book, Water dreamers: how water and silence made Australia. The Australian Conservation Foundation's Paul Sinclair discusses his current work and previous research on the Murray River and its people.

This seminar was held at the State Library of Victoria on 4 June 2009.