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Lest we forget

Lest we forget

April 10th, 2024 - Felicity Jack

It is timely to consider the North Melbourne War Memorial, situated on the corner of Hawke and King streets, as we prepare to celebrate ANZAC Day.


Celebrating the eight-hour day

March 13th, 2024 - Felicity Jack

Victoria’s Labour Day holiday is enjoyed by several million people throughout the state.

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John Buncle

February 14th, 2024 - Felicity Jack

The Hotham History Project is interested in getting together an inventory of the lanes and alleyways of North and West Melbourne and the stories they tell.

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Corners of Melbourne

December 12th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

Robyn Annear is the author of several amusing and easy to read books about the history of early Melbourne.

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The changing nature of our spring fair

November 15th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

Saturday, October 21 was possibly the 40th anniversary of North Melbourne’s annual Spring Festival, but that is an approximation because having started as a grassroots event, there are no records.

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Ninety years young: Lorna Margaret Hannan OAM

October 11th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

It’s hard to believe that Lorna turned 90 on October 7, an event that was celebrated by many friends, neighbours and ex-colleagues at Gardiner Reserve.

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Rationing for our times

June 14th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

Governor of the Reserve Bank Philip Lowe, desperately fighting a war against inflation, has suggested that financially stressed Australians could try to cut back spending. 

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Delving into the history of West Melbourne

May 17th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

The Hotham History Project is currently putting together a volume of chapters on the history of West Melbourne

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Ellen Mulcahy

April 12th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

Ellen was born in County Cork, Ireland, in December 1859. Her parents, John Mulcahy and Bridget Connell, had two subsequent children, Catherine and Timothy, and the family of five set off for Australia in September 1864.  Sadly, five-month-old Timothy died during the voyage.

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Shirley Andrews: 1915-2001

February 15th, 2023 - Felicity Jack

Shirley was born in Sandringham and completed her secondary schooling at St Michael’s Grammar School in St Kilda before enrolling in a science course at the University of Melbourne in 1934.

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Hotels of North Melbourne

Hotels of North Melbourne

July 13th, 2022 - North West City News

The Albion Hotel

June 15th, 2022 - Felicity Jack
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