The Melbourne Athenaeum Inc.'s 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held at 1pm, Monday 15 April, in the Melbourne Athenaeum Library.

For more information please refer to the events page or speak to a staff member.

The Mysteries and Mayhem of Early Melbourne

Melbourne has always had its underbelly of crime, inspiring crime fiction detectives from Mary Fortune and Fergus Hume to Peter Temple’s ‘Jack Irish’.

Join Jane, whose latest novel Murder in Punch Lane is a thriller inspired by real events and people in 1868 Melbourne, and Lucy, who in 2025 will publish Outrageous Fortunes, a co-written biography about crime-writer Mary Fortune and her criminal son George, in a conversation about the sins and secrets of the brash young 19th century goldfields city.

Presented by Rare Books Melbourne in partnership with The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
12:00-1:00pm, Saturday 20th July. This is a free event but bookings are essential and can be made here