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Out of the wilderness

Out of the wilderness

John Noone (1820 -1893) arrived in Melbourne in 1856 and established a photographic studio, but was later employed in the Government Survey Office as a photographer. His photographs were acclaimed and he was commissioned by the government to prepare albums for visiting dignitaries. This photograph is one of eight commissioned for presentation to visiting British

First ‘We Live Here’ column

This is the first column of the We Live Here movement. We hope it will become a regular feature of CBD News, Docklands News and Southbank Local News. We would welcome suggestions for topics for future editions. The aim of this column is to highlight issues affecting high-density owners and residents living in Melbourne. We

Retired racers lap up the luxury

It’s fair to say that Temple Court resident Joanne Biddles has a thing for greyhounds. Joanne has two “adopted” former racing dogs and, when CBD News caught up with her, she had some neighbours’ greyhounds in tow too. Her dogs are (right) four-year-old Burnley Biddles and (middle) 10-year-old Pepper Biddles.  On the left is five-year-old

The community with everything

For Michele Levine, CBD living has brought far more sense of community than she ever encountered in the suburbs. The Roy Morgan Research CEO explained her trepidation about five years ago when she committed to her four-storey, free-standing Victorian building in Flinders Lane. “I thought it would either be terrific or very strange and lonely,”

Festival Fashion101

By Kara Bertoncini In preparation for the Laneway Festival coming up this month, I thought it necessary to share a bit of insight as to what to wear to such an event. It may seem intimidating seeing photos posted on various social media platforms of everyone looking super fashionable, but let me assure you, it’s

The Conscious Closet

By Laura Timberlake Fitted for Work is an organisation that helps women who are experiencing disadvantage to get work – and keep it. Fitted for Work’s Conscious Closet is a sale of new, vintage and designer clothes and accessories. There are numerous sales throughout the year. Shoppers can expect to see labels such as Prada,

Merry Christmas ladies and gentlemen

If there’s one thing Melbourne knows, it’s how to decorate for the holiday season. The big green tree on Swanston St, the beautifully-lit Federation Square or even the famous Myer windows each year tell a different Christmas story. Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way but, as you can see here, Pieces is enjoying a nice

Reasons to be cheerful

By Eva Garnes Kimba and Willow, together with owner Sigrid de Castella, bring joy to the older generation in the CBD, as well as entertaining tourists and locals alike. The two West Highland White Terriers regularly visit the nursery and dementia wards at Mercy Place as part of the pet therapy program. “We are just

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