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Facelift for Footscray favourites

The iconic former Footscray Town Hall, and the Ercildoune building will both receive major refurbishment works The two historical sites in Napier Street, Footscray –...

Williamstown Chronicle building turns new page

The former Williamstown Chronicle building will get a modern makeover after a three-storey development was approved last week by Hobson Bay council. A special planning...

Architectural gems ready for Open House

Visitors will enjoy a blast from the past when Jack’s Magazine opens as part of this weekend’s Open House Melbourne weekend. The former gunpowder magazine...

$100k appeal to buy Shenandoah diary

The State Library has launched a public appeal to raise $100,000 to buy the diary of an officer aboard the CCS Shenandoah, a Confederate...

Historic Williamstown water fountain restored

Descendants of the esteemed Reverend George Wilkinson visited Melbourne’s earliest known memorial fountain at Williamstown on Monday, paying homage to a temperance advocate who...

Memorial for lost sea captain in Williamstown

A memorial seat and plaque will be installed along the Strand in Williamstown in honour of Captain John Dowling, who was lost at sea...

Mobil refinery to be free of heritage protection

Hobsons Bay council has voted to remove heritage protection from Mobil’s Altona refinery, which paves the way for the downing of a 76-metre catalytic...

Website honours Footscray Anzacs

Frank McCoubrie’s body may not have come back from France’s Bullecourt battlefields, but his memory lives on, thanks to Footscray Historical Society. The society has...

UK town seeks Williamstown troop memorabilia

A British museum is trying to trace the descendants of young Anzac sappers from Williamstown, who trained in Brightlingsea, Essex, during the Great War. The...

Friends of Sandy celebrate memorial win

A community group campaigning for recognition of one of Maribyrnong’s most beloved war heroes has welcomed a breakthrough in its struggle to create a...

Spotswood Pumping Station open day

Nestled under the West Gate Bridge and behind Scienceworks sits a 19th century industrial relic, its architectural grandeur a seeming contrast with its former...

‘Scumbags’ steal Altona Homestead artefacts

Thieves who stole Imperial weights and measures from the Altona Homestead Museum, presumably to sell as brass scrap metal, have been described as “scumbags”. The...

1400 apartments planned for Kinnears site

As many as 1400 apartments could soon be built on the Kinnears Ropeworks factory site at Footscray after developers lodged plans for its redevelopment. The...

Frustration over war memorial impasse

A community group campaigning for recognition of one of Maribyrnong’s most beloved war heroes has lashed out at the Department of Defence for ignoring...

History of Williamstown Racecourse revealed

All that remains of the former Williamstown racecourse is a concrete stairway that leads nowhere and foundations buried in undergrowth. Williamstown historian Tom Ferris has...

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Smile Squad on the road

Pupils at Footscray City and Albion North primary schools were among the first beneficiaries of free dental check-ups, with Smile Squad vans back on...