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One year on 

One year on 

A state memorial service was held at the Royal Exhibition Building on January 23 to pay tribute to the lives lost at the Bourke St Tragedy.  On January 20, 2017, six people were killed and dozens were injured after a car ploughed into Bourke St crowds. The victims’ families, medical workers who first responded to

St Patrick’s Hall 

St Patrick’s Hall, on Bourke St between William and Queen streets, was designed by Samuel Jackson and built in 1849 on land purchased by the St Patrick’s Society.  It became a place for meetings and a school for Irish children. To its left is the first synagogue in Melbourne erected in 1848 to provide services

Farewell to an incredible slice of history

The Condognotto family held a farewell and thank you luncheon of its historic venue, The Society Restaurant on Saturday, May 13. The Bourke St restaurant has been a part of CBD history for almost a century, with migrant brothers Giuseppe and Antonio Codognotto first opening it as an Italian Club at 54 Little Bourke St

Red light for ‘facadism’

The City of Melbourne has recommended that a developer be refused a permit to build an 85-storey tower at 640 Bourke St. Councillors considered an application for support for the predominantly residential tower at their July 5 Future Melbourne Committee meeting. They supported their officers’ view that the proposal was: “an overdevelopment of the site

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