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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.
The holiday season is with us and top level cricket at the MCG makes its seasonal appearance in the East Melbourne area. The high point is the Boxing Day Test, this year being an Ashes series against England. The MCG was the place where Test cricket was born in 1877 and was also the venue of the first One Day International in January 1971.Read More
On November 11 every year we remember the dead of the Great War and especially our Australian dead, those young men who, in loyalty to England and with a sense of adventure joined up in their thousands, leaving behind families, jobs, friends and thinking they’d be “home by Christmas”.Read More
East Melbourne in the past was generally regarded as a purely residential suburb with little commercial or industrial activity except for the large and very visible enterprises of the Bedggood shoe factory in Jolimont and the Victoria Brewery in Victoria Parade.Read More