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Kalingra: a story of firsts

June 29th, 2022 - Sylvia Black

East Melbourne is rightfully known for its Victorian era streetscapes.  However, between the wars it went through a period of redevelopment resulting in a scattering of buildings that are markedly different in style.


George Page Cooper – art collector

June 1st, 2022 - Inner City News

East Melbourne Historical Society is researching the lives of the names that were on the World War One Honour Roll of the old Yarra Park State School that was situated on the corner of Wellington Parade and Punt Rd between 1874 and 1987. There are many interesting stories that have come out of this research, and one such story is that of George Page Cooper.

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Salad Days

May 4th, 2022 - Sylvia Black

In the Victorian era, when architectural style leaned heavily towards the Italianate, one East Melbourne house stood out. It was beautifully depicted by artist, William Tibbits, in 1879.

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Informant saw Joe Pearce killed

March 31st, 2022 - Inner City News

Arthur Mueller “Joe” Pearce enlisted to fight in the Great War on August 17, 1914.

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That was then; this is now

March 4th, 2022 - Inner City News

Suppose you stand on the corner of Powlett Street and Wellington Parade looking east. In that case, you would see the 7-Eleven store, the dry cleaner, a couple of cafes, the Il Duca restaurant and, at the end of the line, the Post Office, an unassuming, utilitarian modern building.

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