Wow, 2017 has flown by. Thank you to all – visitors, stall holders and volunteers – for your amazing support of during 2017. As 2018 approaches, our trading days will be:
- Open Sunday December 10, 2017
- Closed December 17 & 24, 2017
- Open Sunday December 31, 2017
We hope you all have a great Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Over the last 41 years, there has been one constant: Sundays at Camberwell. The children of 1976 came here with their parents and grandparents. Millions of people, potentially from five or six generations, have visited Camberwell for a uniquely Melbourne experience.
Over the decades, our philosophy has never changed. We provide an opportunity for Melbournians to meet, gather, trade and discover items from days gone by, from the mundane to discovering the extraordinary. As in the beginning, behind it all is the Rotary Club of Camberwell and as the market has grown it has become supported by an army of Rotary volunteers from various Clubs.
Not only does the community come together over hot jam donuts and coffee to exchange second hand, retro, antique, vintage and collectible items – the Market represents a huge opportunity to recycle, reuse, repurpose and save time capsules of Australian history in the process.
The gold coin donations are one important part of raising money for charities, humanitarian and other community projects in Australia and around the world. Stall holder fees also provide a great financial fund for supporting Rotary Projects.
As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect that there is good in this world and this community. Your great great grandmother may have purchased flowers or sold household goods here. As it was then ,and as it now, items were recycled and not thrown out. Proceeds raised from the community were used for the benefit of community and those in need. Everyone who participates (visits, or sells goods) is giving, not taking – perhaps without even knowing it.
So thank you. Thank you all, for together we are more than we are as single parts, a continuity of goodwill and community of many, for many.