The Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage

The ‘Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage’ was formed in 2009 under the umbrella 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.


Membership of The Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage

If you would like to join us, please contact us.


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).



FOLTC Newsletter 20 - August 2017

FOLTC Newsletter 19 - June 2017

FOLTC Newsletter 18 - December 2016

FOLTC Newsletter 17 - March 2016

FOLTC Newsletter 16 - May 2015

FOLTC Newsletter 15 - August 2014

FOLTC Newsletter 14 - November 2013

FOLTC Newsletter 13 - November 2012

FOLTC Newsletter 12 - April 2011

FOLTC Newsletter 11 - December 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 10 - October 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 9 - August 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 8 - May 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 7 - March 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 6 - February 2010

FOLTC Newsletter 5 - December 2009

FOLTC Newsletter 4 - November 2009

FOLTC Newsletter 3 - September 2009

FOLTC Newsletter 2 - August 2009

FOLTC Newsletter 1 - May 2009


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