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Growing Up in Hawthorn in the 1950s-60s

Growing Up in Hawthorn in the 1950s-60s

Many of us have memories of our childhood from the 50s and 60s. It is important to document these experiences as they are so very different for the children growing up today. Faye Deery now lives in Western Australia but has...

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Street Art in Hawthorn

Street Art in Hawthorn

Auburn Road, pre 1916, unknown photographer The Auburn Village with its iconic heritage buildings, many designed by John Beswicke, architect of the Hawthorn Town Hall, over a hundred years ago, may seem an unlikely place to discover fine street art. However, the...

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Auburn Footy

Auburn Footy

Do you love your local footy. james Nicolas has published his long awaited book on the Hawthorn District and Auburn Football Clubs. Order directly from james for $30 plus$4 postage cobrascfc@gmail.com

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Historical Exhibition comes to the Hawthorn Arts Centre

Historical Exhibition comes to the Hawthorn Arts Centre

  August 2018 marks 130 years since Thomas Barrett laid the foundation stone of the former Hawthorn Town Hall. This John Beswicke designed building has been the centre of community life since then. It has housed the post and telegraph office, the...

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Friends of the Auburn Tower

Friends of the Auburn Tower

The fabulous photographic panoramas from Barney Meyer of Hidden Melbourne were unveiled this evening by Ted Baiilieau for the Friends of the Auburn Tower. What a treat - the view from the observation deck on a beautiful balmy night: 360 degree views of...

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From Mutton to Masterchef

From Mutton to Masterchef

Saturday October 21st 2017, 2 pm Guest Speaker: Jan O'Connell  Jan O’Connell was our guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting on October 21st. Jan’s background in copywriting and advertising has lead to a lifelong fascination with the people and the companies...

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Hawthorn History Seminar a Great Success

Hawthorn History Seminar a Great Success

There was a packed house  for our Melbourne Mansions seminar on Saturday 19th August. We had four excellent speakers, Prof Miles Lewis, Mark Weller, and Maree and Barbara Wilding whose topics complemented each other well. Prof Lewis spoke about the internal...

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Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

Tour of the Hawthorn Town Hall

This year's Open House Melbourne was held on the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July and we were pleased to run tours of the Hawthorn Arts Centre in the former Hawthorn Town Hall, to tell it's story. There was tremendous interest from the general public and...

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Sir John Monash

Ted Baillieu will be speaking on Thursday night about the decorated military commander Sir John Monash and his career as one of Victoria's most successful and distinguished engineers. 8pm in the Hawthorn Community  Precinct. Hosted by the Camberwell Historical...

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Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

We are fortunate to have 4 copies for sale of the wonderfully successful book Remembering Melbourne 1850- 1960 which was published last year by the Royal Historical Society and is now in very short supply. This 366 page book is full of fantastic photographs, text and...

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