MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Author Maxine Beneba Clarke on publishing her memoir

Yarraville author Maxine Beneba Clarke has just published her memoir, and has a children’s book due out soon, but she tells Benjamin Millar she...

Whittlesea and Hume community calendar

Reading club Join Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s summer reading club and get lost in a good book. Open to children aged 3-18, the club offers...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Mail, Star & Advertiser

    Footscray Mail June 25, 1955 Councillor Alfred Edwards, 62, a former mayor of Footscray, collapsed when he left general sessions on Wednesday after a jury had...

My Place: Cuc Lam

Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, community leader and former Maribyrnong councillor Cuc Lam tells Benjamin Millar she wants young women to...

Community Calendar & Gig Guide – July 10, 2016

Volunteers for elderly The Multiple Sclerosis Community Visitors Scheme is seeking female volunteers to visit elderly female residents in an aged care facility in Newport. ■...

Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Community Calendar from October 12, 2016

Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Community Calendar - October 12, 2016   Charity ball Altona Sports Club is hosting a black and white-themed charity ball on October 29,...

Seddon Festival chalks up 20 years of celebrating

The sounds of the Seddon Festival will spill through the streets this Saturday as the popular event celebrates its 20th year. Charles and Victoria streets...

Moscow circus, trivia & storytelling – Community Calendar, June 22, 2016

COMMUNITY CALENDAR   Moscow Circus The Great Moscow Circus is coming to Altona for 18 shows as part of its 50th anniversary tour. The high-energy production will...

My Place: Heidi Weber

Overseas travel may have opened her eyes to all that the world has to offer, but West Footscray artist Heidi Weber tells Benjamin Millar...

My Place: Peter Weaver, Altona

Peter Weaver, Altona Laverton Historical Society president and a “third generation Altona boy”, has dedicated his life to unearthing and preserving Hobsons Bay’s history....

My Place: Rayna Fahey

Radical crafter Rayna Fahey has plenty of love for Braybrook, celebrating a diverse community with a lot of heart.   What is your connection with Braybrook?   I’ve...

Community Calendar & Gig Guide – July 27, 2016

COMMUNITY CALENDAR   Karen exhibition The From Within We Grow exhibition, showcasing the cultural heritage of the local Karen community, will be launched at 2pm on July...

My Place: Uncle Roy Alexander

Uncle Roy Alexander, a member of the stolen generation, never knew his family. Yet Maribyrnong’s Citizen of the Year tells Benjamin Millar a quiet...

My Place: Trevor Monti

Barrister, Ned Kelly buff and Williamstown Football Club’s longest-serving president Trevor Monti talks to Goya Dmytryshchak   What’s your connection to Hobsons Bay? I have lived in...

From the archives: July 30, 1975

Footscray Western Suburbs Advertiser July 30, 1975 Opening day at the mammoth Highpoint West regional shopping centre in Maribyrnong is now a little more than a...

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Calling for more injecting rooms

A public health institute has co-released a report in support of introducing a second safe injecting room for Melbourne, with one of the report's...