MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Women wept for Great War’s impact

A new exhibition opening in Footscray tonight lifts the veil on the terrible impact war has on the women it leaves to pick up...

Seddon dancer Alice Dixon rolls into role

Seddon dancer Alice Dixon’s stage career is really on a roll. She is hopping on board this week’s world premiere of Tiny Slopes, by award-winning...

Willy hospital op shop celebrates 60 years

The Williamstown Hospital Opportunity Shop supplied props for Australian film The Dressmaker. It also raised $144,000 for the local hospital last year. The op shop is...

Footscray film-maker wins Sundance fellowship

A Footscray film-maker is on the path to producing her first feature-length film after being awarded a prestigious fellowship. Amie Batalibasi is the 2017 recipient...

Westography captures images of vanishing suburban life

An all-but-forgotten era of Australian suburban life has been preserved in a newly published collection by a Seddon photographer tagged the “Westographer”. Warren Kirk’s Westography:...

Footscray opera singer up for New York scholorship

A Footscray opera singer could be jetting to New York after reaching the final of a prestigious scholarship competition. Elizabeth Lewis is one of six...

Local authors team up for double book launch

Two homegrown western suburbs authors have taken the plunge, publishing debut novels together. Fiction writers Jo Vraca and Belinda Missen joined forces to unleash their...

Victoria University Secondary College: Inspiring students to play their part in creating the future

Inspiring students to play their part in creating the future, Victoria University Secondary College helps students achieve success, respect themselves and others and strengthen...

Miss Friby brings her burlesque best to Footscray

Cabaret is coming to the west as Footscray’s own Miss Friby teams up with The Reverence Hotel for a special run of shows. Australia’s Got...

Celebrate Burundian Independence Day in Footscray

Burundian culture will be in the spotlight when the African nation’s Independence Day celebrations come to Footscray next weekend. Young African rapper Fablice Manirakiza says...

Bach meets Yarraville

The spirit of Johann Sebastian Bach collides with the streets of Yarraville in Ricercar, a new musical performance by the Present Tense ensemble. Bryce Ives...

Altona artist traces her Aboriginal roots

Two years ago, Altona’s Jena Galvin discovered her Aboriginal roots – a journey that eventually led to her first art exhibition. Her Aboriginal great-grandmother was...

Toffee Time! Recipe: Rich butterscotch pretzel squares

TOFFEE TIME I have always loved Werther’s Original Chewy Toffees, but why didn’t anyone tell me they can be melted and used as a slice...

Social change rising from Dust

Australian rock legend Mark Seymour and a 64-member choir will help launch a book by Newport’s Donna Jackson about asbestos-related illness and social change...

Williamstown butcher brings home the bacon

A Williamstown butcher has brought home the bacon. Paul White of Old Style Butcher in Williamstown and Yarraville has been awarded for curing the...

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Ward restructure announced for Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay

The state government has confirmed the new ward structure for 39 councils across the state and Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay councils are one of...