The spectacular mural in Brunswick Library is 30 years old in December! The artist Dr Geoff Hogg will talk about the work and explain the symbolism in it. Geoff is a local resident and one of Melbourne's most prominent muralists.
Attention is focused on the railway line as we prepare for the skyrail. We will show a film about the history of the line made in the late 1990s by Public Transport Victoria and the Railways Historical Society. After that local activist and transport expert Glenyys Romanes will talk about the more recent history and the battles to save the line from closure.
Photo by John Werrett
A walk along the Brunswick section of the Upfield railway line drawing attention to the heritage features and the people who used to operate the level crossing gates
Brunswick Hockey Club celebrates its centenary this year. Noel Turner has written a history of the Club and will talk about this long-lived and vibrant organisation.
Sydney Road History Walks are back. These are run by BCHG in partnership with Sydney Road Brunswick Association. The next series of walks will be held in June and will cover the area from Dawson St to Victoria Street. June 10th is booked out but there are some spots available for June 17 and 24. […]
Lieutenant Alison Templar, Corps Officer, Brunswick will talk about the Salvos who have been operating here for 140 years and were the main provider of social services in Brunswick in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They continue this role today. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel in Albert Street […]
Robyn Annear – Author of A City lost and found; Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne and a very entertaining speaker will talk about this iconic Brunswick firm. Whelan’s destroyed much of Melbourne in the 1950s-70s. They did rescue a lot of heritage elements from the buildings they demolished which they made available to builders and renovators […]
Sydney Road History tours are happening again on 2, 9 and 16 September. Book on the Sydney Road Brunswick Association Website.
During the 1970s Brunswick was the site of a number of progressive initiatives which are still bearing fruit today. Gil Freeman OAM was deeply involved in a number of these including CERES, the Sydney Rd Community School, BRUSEC and others. Gil will talk about his experiences after our AGM. Gil and his wife Dr Meredith […]
Own own Barkly Square is turning 40! Join us at our next meeting to hear the history of the shopping centre from its time as a claypit for brickworks and potteries to the Brunswick focal point it is today.
Margaret Fleming will talk about the early period and Elisabeth Jackson about the development of the shopping centre and its history since 1983.
Greg Hill will talk about the early potteries of Brunswick including Melrose ware produced at the Hoffman Potteries. Greg is a leading expert on early Australian potteries and the author of a number of publications including The Potteries of Brunswick (2000)