The characters of Camberwell

Inside a home surrounded by a car park in suburban Melbourne lived the enigmatic Mary Ann Campigli. (Supplied: Middle Camberwell Community & Friends Group)

BY Joseph Dunstan, ABC NEWS

“It was a curious sight for those passing by the shops at Camberwell in Melbourne’s east through the late 60s and 70s.

A modest, five-room home which appeared to have been plonked in the middle of a car park.”

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