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    THE ROXY THEATRE

    Showcasing the exquisite Art Deco facade of the Roxy Theatre, located at 51 Ballarat Road in Maidstone.

    MEET THE LOCAL ELDERS OF ENVIRONMENTALISM WHO ENVISIONED A GREENER, CLEANER INNER WEST

    In Harris’ compelling autobiography The unwanted Aussie, the reader returns to a bygone Australia and the making of a politician willing to go to extraordinary lengths to promote his anti-pollution cause. 

    THE NEWPORT COFFEE PALACE

    In the 1880s Melbourne's temperance movement spawned grand coffee palaces, alcohol-free alternatives to hotels.

    THE STRAND HOTEL

    Toward the end of the hotel’s life it hosted the ‘Happy Half Hour’ every Friday

    TROCADERO THEATRE

    The Trocadero Theatre witnessed almost a century of transformations in the inner-west suburb.

    HOW A SHOPPER’S PARADISE HELPED FOOTSCRAY OVERCOME A STINKY REPUTATION

    Trips to Footscray shopping centre were part of the fabric of living out west.

    DRINK CINZANO VERMOUTH

    The Cinzano sign was most likely painted in the late 1950s, when Mr. E. S. Jean ran the grocery.

    ALTONA’S SEASIDE LANDMARK REIMAGINED

    Through each iteration of the suburb of Altona, the grand old pier has been central.

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