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🎗 The Toolman

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After 40 years of running the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market, on June 11, 2017,  we suffered the great loss of one of our popular stall holders.

Paul Anastasiadas (The Toolman) suffered a fatal heart 6am as the Market was getting started. Our condolences go to Paul’s family and in particular his grandson who was in attendance.

We are very proud of the Sunday Market’s supporting team of 10 Rotarians ably lead by Stephen Dowling (Balwyn) and our Market Manager Paul Myers, who together with the Police, MFB and Ambulance crews handled the situation in a professional and caring manner.

Rotary Club of Balwyn

National Reconciliation Week 2017

It is National Reconciliation Week, May 27 – June 3rd, 2017.

Did you know that funds from Market provide an annual scholarship the Balwyn Rotary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarship?

Learn more about the scholarship:

This year is a significant year because it is 50 years since the 1967 Referendum & 25 years since the Mabo decision.

Swanston Street Melbourne in May. 

May, 60 years ago. The famous National Bank of Australasia Ltd’s collectible calendar of 1957 looks fondly back to pre-Federation Melbourne. A Swanston Street reproduction of c.1863 – from the gold rich British Colony of Victoria, the streets seem just too clean to be true.

The tragedy of WW2 still rippled through family homes and the maddens of the Korean was at a stalemate: the North Korean invasion of South Korea was repelled. The subsequent American-led invasion of North Korea was repelled with massive support from China.

The subsequent Chinese invasion of South Korea was then repelled & a crazy stability has now lasted just over 60 years.

Robert Menzies was Prime Minister and Melbourne had just hosted a successful 1956 Olympics Games. Things were looking prosperous for the young country. Legacies of the “founding fathers” of the Melbourne were being cast, just the improbably clean streets depicted in 1863.

You can often find National Bank calendars at the Camberwell Market. The look great framed!

Join us Easter Sunday morning and help raise funds for great causes and charities

‪Join us Easter Sunday morning from 6:30am. Camberwell Sunday Market is a great way to help the community and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Donations: Over 40 years, gold coin donations and fees from stall stall holders have raised millions of dollars for those in need and worthy causes. Each stall holder and all visitors have contributed to both Australian and international humanitarian projects.

Spending a Sunday morning at the Market helps local projects:

  • From the Boroondara Literary Awards, to specialists emergency room training facilities at Box Hill Hospital and supporting the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway – for kids of all ages. Rotary runs a day especially for special needs children and their families;
  • Market proceeds have supported important medical research, recovery aid for devastated earthquake areas and provided scholarships for Indigenous Australians. And that is some of the work you support by visiting the Market!

Recycling: While the term ‘soc-ent” has become popular over the last few years, we have been operating as an original ‘social enterprise’ for over 40 years. We provide a meeting place for environmentally responsible recycling of goods that may otherwise be lost through time.

Community: Over the decade, the Sunday Market has become a weekly part of many people’s lives. Once children and adults bringing their own children, the character and atmosphere has made the Camberwell Sunday Market an intimate, unique and iconic part of weekends in Melbourne.

🥁 Music

🌭 Hot food

⛽️ #Retro stuff

🎙 Antiques

🏺 Collectibles

👠 Fashion

🚂 Vintage

🖼 Art & #craft

🚀 Memorabilia

🎛 Mancave Stuff

🗜 Old Tools

🐩 Dogs allowed

🐇 Open Easter

⏰ Sundays 6:30am – 12:30pm!

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