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The Albion Hotel

June 15th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

The Albion Hotel was rebuilt in 1926, the year that our present Queen Elizabeth was born.

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Maintaining our heritage with Victorian paint colours

May 18th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

Houses in areas where there is a heritage overlay are required to maintain their homes in their original style, thus preserving the architectural integrity of the area. Heritage colours are essentially those deemed appropriate to the historic period when the building was erected.

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The West Melbourne Apollo building

April 13th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

I have been interested to know more about the Mighty Apollo building at 109-111 Hawke St for many years, and the recently published book by Jon Faine, Apollo and Thelma, a true tall story, prompted me to find out more.

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Gasometers

March 18th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

Once a prominent feature of most towns but when I have asked people if they know what gasometers were, most people under the age of around 50 have looked at me blankly.

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At home on Hotham Hill

February 17th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

The Hotham History Project holds regular talks and walks on topics of local interest. Our next presentation will be given by Guy Murphy who has 20 years’ experience as a heritage consultant.

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The West Melbourne Apollo building

The West Melbourne Apollo building

April 13th, 2022 - Felicity Jack

The Lort Smith Animal Hospital

September 9th, 2021 - Felicity Jack
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