A Program of Commemorative Events

There are few who could claim to have had such a fundamental impact on the development of Victoria's cultural, educational and legal landscape as Sir Redmond Barry (1813 - 1880). To celebrate the 200th year since the birth of this colourful and controversial figure, the State Library of Victoria, Supreme Court of Victoria and the University of Melbourne are offering a suite of events to explore the character, impact and legacy of Sir Redmond Barry's life work in the City of Melbourne and the State of Victoria.

30 May 2013 - 2 February 2014: Free, secular and democratic: building the Public Library 1853 - 1913

Public Exhibition
Explore this exhibition about the history of the Library and view Charles Summers' marble bust and George Folingsby's oil painting of Library Founder, Sir Redmond Barry.
Keith Murdoch Gallery
State Library of Victoria
Free Admission
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