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View Event: Doing the Block
Doing the Block
Doing the Block was the expression coined in the late 1800's for the stroll through Melbourne's shopping arcades, The Block and Royal Arcade. An elegant shopping experience but .. | Read more..

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View Event: Great Australian Heroines
Great Australian Heroines
We are interested in hearing about ladies from settlement to 1960 who have never been officially recognised yet as “the real quiet achievers” they left their mark through their de .. | Read more..

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View Event: Growing up in Preston
Growing up in Preston
The following article was contributed following the first reminiscences session held at Watsonia library April 2008. It is John’s reminiscences about growing up in Preston. Joh .. | Read more..

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View Event: Help! 1960's State Bank Sign
Help! 1960's State Bank Sign
Can anyone help Keith with information about a State Bank sign from the sixties? I can remember as a little tacker going into Melbourne at night to look at the lights and other .. | Read more..

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View Event: McEwans Hardware Stores
McEwans Hardware Stores
For more than 100 years McEwan's was 'the' hardware store with branches throughout Melbourne and its suburbs. James McEwan Hardware started in the Ballarat Goldfields in the 18 .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Dust Storm | 1983
Melbourne Dust Storm | 1983
The dust storm that rolled over Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon, 8th February 1983, was a freak of nature and (hopefully) a one-in-a-lifetime experience. The dust cloud was over .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Imaginary Guide
Melbourne Imaginary Guide
Melbourne invited visitors to use their imagination to guide them through the city in November 2006, in a 45 second television commercial. A visitor to Melbourne finds his imagi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Tram Museum Tour
Melbourne Tram Museum Tour
If you are like me, and you grew up in Melbourne then you have a fondness for trams that you cannot quite describe. It might be that you still catch trams on a regular basis, and .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne | The Carnival of Life
Melbourne | The Carnival of Life
Melbourne’s name is its passport to a reputation earned over hundreds of years for providing some of the world’s most vivid, colourful and exciting entertainment on the globe, let .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne's Live Music Venues
Melbourne's Live Music Venues
Seeing the advert above that appears in The Age each week featuring four of Melbourne's premier live music venues got me thinking about live music venues that launched many of our .. | Read more..

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View Event: Milk Bars
Milk Bars
There is not a kid inside anyone who grew up in Melbourne who does not have a fond memory of a Milk Bar or two. It may have been the corner shop where they lived, or the tuck sh .. | Read more..

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View Event: Missing Melbourne
Missing Melbourne
It's been just three weeks out and I'm already aching to go back to Melbourne. I want to sit on the tiled ground and watch a movie on the projection screen in Federation Square. I .. | Read more..

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View Event: My Childhood | Church St Richmond
My Childhood | Church St Richmond
Part of my childhood during 1952-1962 centred around Church Street Richmond since where we lived in Alban Street was adjacent to Church Street. The nearest major intersection to Al .. | Read more..

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View Event: Prince’s Court
Prince’s Court
Prince’s Court was the name given to the entertainment area in the vicinity of today’s Arts Centre on St Kilda Road beside Princes Bridge that included Wirth’s Olympia. Wirth’s .. | Read more..

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View Event: Saturday in Jolimont
Saturday in Jolimont
This is our story of how we spent a Saturday afternoon in 2003 retracing the steps of History Trails in Melbourne by W. Lloyd Williams about the origins of Jolimont. It was a re .. | Read more..

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View Event: St Kilda Childhood Adventures
St Kilda Childhood Adventures
My childhood adventures in the playgrounds of St Kilda inspired a career in entertainment by John-Michael Howson. As a pre-teen youngster living in St Kilda the city was, in my .. | Read more..

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View Event: The Beatles in Melbourne
The Beatles in Melbourne
On Sunday June 14th 1964 the Beatles arrived in Melbourne for a 3 night concert engagement at Festival Hall with 2 shows each night. About 45,000 people saw the six performance .. | Read more..

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View Event: Valhalla Cinema
Valhalla Cinema
As one does, something tweaked my curiousity when reading about the Blues Brothers film on Wikipedia when I spotted this.. Cult-film status The Blues Brothers has become a st .. | Read more..

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View Event: Victorian Scenes On a Melbourne Walk
Victorian Scenes On a Melbourne Walk
Sedate and stately Melbourne is more ''British'' than Sydney, and some might say not nearly so vibrant. The city does contain, however, some of the most splendid architecture in al .. | Read more..

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View Event: Write Here In Melbourne
Write Here In Melbourne
Reading books set in Melbourne can be like taking a tour through the city's villages. Melbourne is at once revealed and remade in the literary imaginings through which Jenny Sin .. | Read more..

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Melbourne Christmas Day Lunch @ Pullman Albert Park
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Raise a glass and don't lift a finger this Christmas Day. Let us create a memorable celebration | Read On..


International Week of the Italian Cuisine
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International Week of the Italian Cuisine at Zia Teresa Restaurant (in partnership with the Italian | Read On..


Wendy Scully Millinery
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Beautiful handmade millinery for all occasions. Have something unique created for you. Each | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
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Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..



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Myer Christmas Windows
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Myer's Christmas Windows celebrates a 62 year old tradition in 2017. Since 1956, Myer's gift to the City of Melbourne now attracts an estimated | Read On..

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Ferntree Gully Mirror House | Exhibition
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The Mirror House in Ferntree Gully part of Knox Immerse art festival: Untitled House Mirror to | Read On..

Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
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Melbourne's best traditional GREEK night with live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean | Read On..

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