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A remnant of the past tucked away in Franklin St

A remnant of the past tucked away in Franklin St

July 27th, 2022 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

In 1937 this old two-storeyed house that had seen better days was put up for auction. It was on a site alongside a terrace of six other old two-storeyed houses, tucked up against a right of way and not far from Elizabeth St.

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Archaeologists uncover remnants of historic homes at construction site

July 27th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A remarkable slice of historic Melbourne is being unearthed at a construction site in the heart of the CBD – with the remains of homes from the 1800s believed to have been discovered.

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Old Melbourne Law Court

June 22nd, 2022 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

This unpretentious wooden building with veranda nestled in among much taller, more impressive edifices was one of the earliest public buildings in Melbourne. Located on the north-west corner of Russell and La Trobe streets, its foundation stone was laid in 1842 and the building was completed in 1843. Its style speaks to its age.

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The three “Rs”: school’s in at the Old Model School, Spring St

May 25th, 2022 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

In September 1854, Patrick Davitt and his wife Ellen began their work of instilling the fundamentals of every basic education – the three “Rs” (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) – on the children who attended the newly-built Model School in Spring St.

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The Howitt family’s life in the inner city in pre-goldrush times

April 27th, 2022 - Dr Cheryl Griffin

When Godfrey Howitt, his brother Richard and other members of their family decided to settle in Port Phillip in April 1840, Godfrey brought a home with him and that is what you see here.

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Meet Mr Smith

Meet Mr Smith

February 20th, 2020 - CBD News
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