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Tue 15 Sep 2015, 5:45pm–7:00pm

Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV), A'Beckett Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: sam612

Victorians are invited to explore the life of the man who brought us Freddo Frog and Cherry Ripe, as the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) hosts a panel discussion on the legacy of Sir Macpherson Robertson.

“MacRob” has been referred to as Willy Wonka meets Richard Branson:
- bringing us iconic confectionery products;
- financing two Antarctic expeditions;
- paying for the construction of the Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, the MacRobertson Bridge over the Yarra, the National Herbarium building and the MacRobertson Fountain in the Domain;
- providing prize money for the Centenary Air Race from England to Melbourne
and more.

The panel will discuss how the Chocolate King continues to leave his mark on Victoria 70 years after his death, and will feature:
- Dr John Lack – historian and writer of the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on MacRob
- Margaret Akins – Assistant Principal, Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School
- David Thompson – curator of the colourful and mouth-watering new exhibition on MacRob “Nail Can to Knighthood”
- Jo Clyne – History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and producer of the Culture Victoria digital resource “MacRobertson's Confectionery Factory”

About the event:

An evening with the late Sir Macpherson Robertson

$10 for non-members; free for RHSV members

t: (03) 9326 9288