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Daughter of Mustang Ford

By Chris Mineral  Deborah Conway did not come to the Athenaeum Library Reading Room for a look around.  Conway was there to sing songs and have a yack to Jenny Vallentish, library member, rock journo and inquisitor. Her musical foil Willy Zygier was by her side. Crowded house at the reading room on September 8

Loretta Lizzio: romantic visionary

By Lorraine Ellis Loretta Lizzio was recently listed as one of nine “badass” female artists who are taking over the Australian street art scene. Originally from far north Queensland, her childhood in this exotic rural setting was idyllic. “Although I was always drawing and creating from early childhood, there was no support for art in

Wearne and his mates

By Rhonda Dredge The world might have become more tonal but our poets still have an ear for the old vernacular. We were an upfront lot who didn’t leave much to the imagination. Alan Wearne, in his latest book These Things are Real, is blunt, threadbare and sardonic – forever the lad. The old guard

A lookback at what’s been happening

By We Live Here Whilst we wait for the Victorian Government’s response to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into short-stays, it is perhaps timely to review what has been happening around the country and overseas. In May we reported that the NSW Government had swept aside the recommendations of a parliamentary report and announced

Franklin St piling is completed

We appreciate people’s support while we undertake these vital works and urge caution around our sites. Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take place. Visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au for more information about works in your area. CBD North An important milestone was reached in September

Letters to the Editor – Oct 2017

Support for Eq Tower story I have just come across the article “Complaints about brand new tower” about Brittany Li while I was having lunch today. I’m also a resident in Eq Tower – a brand-new and seemingly-luxury building . The water leakage from the air-conditioning that Brittany was talking about was true. One of

Big love for a big pet 

By David Amaya Zoe Sonnenberg wanted a small pet but three months ago she fell in love with a huge dog that now takes over half of her bed.  Although CBD resident Ms Sonnenberg shares her house with two other people, the size of Gertrude is not a matter for discussion. If someone wants to

Melbourne’s student spirit 

By Chelsea Cucinotta Meet 22-year-old student Jane Lee, whose studies brought her all the way from Singapore to the Melbourne CBD back in 2015.  Jane made the move when she was 19, and said “it was a no-brainer when the University of Melbourne accepted me for the Bachelor of Arts degree”. Since studying history and

The Australian Club 98 – 110 William St 

By Kate Prinsley, Royal Historical Society of Victoria The Australian Club stands at 98-110 William St, Melbourne, on the south east corner of Little Collins St, continuously occupying the site for more than a century.  The club was established in 1878 as clubrooms and a lodging house for businessmen, one of nine clubs founded in

Behind the scenes – building safety

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 As a CBD resident, how aware are you of your building manager’s responsibilities to keep your building safe and secure? The basic areas that need regular attention are provisions to deal with fire, water quality, waste, heating, cooling and ventilation, electrical and gas services, security access and general maintenance. Fire

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