The Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage
The ‘Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage’ was formed in 2009 under the auspices of the
C J La Trobe Society to support the National Trust in its efforts to maintain the Cottage, and, through fund-raising, improve the visitor experience at the Cottage through regular public opening times, enhanced interpretation, and improved interior and exterior appearance.
The Friends aim to deliver education programs for schools, and foster a better understanding among the citizens of Melbourne and beyond of the important role La Trobe played in setting up our early university, hospital, library and other institutions, and in establishing the parks and gardens which are such a feature of our city today.
Volunteers are involved in running tours of the Cottage, holding working bees in the garden and on the cottage building, maintaining the historic collection held in the Cottage, and organising fund-raising events.
Currently the membership fee is $20 per year. The fee is to provide facilities for members at the Cottage, equipment and materials for activities and tours, and social events arranged by the group.
The Friends aim to publish regular newsletters. You can view the past newsletters here and garden news on the
Garden page (from 2011 to 2015).
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FOLTC web sites