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Historic Trades Hall

Historic Trades Hall

December 1st, 2021 - Jeff Atkinson

Trades Hall on Lygon St, Carlton, is one of Melbourne’s most historically important sites. It is Australia’s oldest and largest Trades Hall and a symbol of the importance of organised labour within Australian society in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Horse-drawn trams in Royal Park

November 4th, 2021 - Jeff Atkinson

Melbourne’s first trams were not powered by electricity, or by a cable, but by horses. There were in the early days a number of horse tram routes in Melbourne, including one that ran through Royal Park to the entrance of the Zoo.

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Melbourne’s original trams

September 30th, 2021 - Jeff Atkinson

Before electric trams were introduced in Melbourne in the early 20th century, the city had an extensive system of cable trams.

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Melbourne’s horse-drawn cabs

July 29th, 2021 - Jeff Atkinson

In the late 19th century, the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne were poorly served by public transport.

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“Squizzy” Taylor shot in Carlton

July 1st, 2021 - Jeff Atkinson

One of the more notorious incidents that happened in Carlton at that time was a shoot-out in which two crime figures, “Snowy” Cutmore and “Squizzy” Taylor, ended up dead.

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When Carlton was a slum

February 1st, 2021 - Inner City News
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