Members tour: Out of this world

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

27 June 2022

Monday 2 pm to 3:30 pm


Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne Vic 3051



Join a special members only, guided curator tour of Out of This World: Australia in the space age.

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth's atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of this world explores Australia's role in the space race.

The tour will be followed by a special talk about former Governor General (and prominent Melbourne identity) Lord Richard Casey’s personal fascination with space.

3 men in suits and hardhats looking at a model Saturn 5 rocket

Lord Richard Gardiner Casey visiting NASA's John F Kennedy Space Centre, Merritt Island Florida 1967. NAA: M1145, 10I