Charitable Causes Funded in 2015

ROTARY’S CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET – CHARITABLE CAUSES FUNDED
[YEAR ENDED 30/06/2015]

Thank you every one for supporting our Sunday Market! Your support has helped us support hundred of community organisations and programs, with nearly $1.3m raised for the community last year. Thank you!

Our largest single recipient is the Boroondara Community Development Grants program which receives 30% of funds collected and supported 93 individual grant recipients with over $375,000.

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Car parking at Camberwell

Camberwell Town HallPublic Car park building works near Target.

Free all day car parking is available for those visiting the Market on Inglesby Road opposite the Local council offices. Only a 5 minute walk back to the Market.

The Market area and stall numbers will be unaffected by the building works and access to the Market via Station Street will be unaffected.

The building works have started and will take place over the next 9 months as a result in public parking in the south end of the Target car park has been reduced by over 250 car spaces.

 

Booking a Sunday Market Stall

A busy day at Camberwell. Courtesy of aerometrex.com
A busy day at Camberwell. Courtesy of aerometrex.com

Booking system update (Tuesday 10/11/2015): now open 

As most of you know, we use a web based booking system to manage nearly 400 stalls every week. To access the system, press the “Book a Stall” button that appears on the main page. Thousands of people check our site to book a stall and participate in the Melbourne’s best retro, collectible and vintage Sunday Market. We are currently doing a security upgrade on the booking system so it will be unavailable for about 24 hours. We will let you know (on social media and here) when the maintenance is complete and you can book a stall. See you on Sunday!

One little invoice

Danks InvoiceIn October 1895, 120 years ago, John Danks & Son, of 391 Bourke Street, Melbourne, invoiced the Richmond Council for work repairing a fire hydrant in Richmond. Melbourne had become one of the most modern cities in world, with grand public buildings and infrastructure, it seemed the envy of the world having grown on the back of the great Victorian gold discoveries of the 1850’s.

In 1880 the cosmopolitan city successfully hosted the Melbourne International Exhibition and in 1888 the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, commemorating European settlement just 100 years earlier in 1788. By 1895 Melbourne had grown and was more modern than most European Capitals.

In five years the city would become the temporary capital of the world’s newest nation, the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia’s first parliament was opened in the Royal Exhibition Building and continued to sit in Victoria’s State Parliament for over a quarter of a century.

The Camberwell Town Hall just a few years old in 1895 and also symbolic of the grandeur and wealth of the new Colony and soon to be Federation. Steam engines powered transport, industry and helped build the prosperity reflected in the mansions and public buildings of the time.

In October 1895, an accounts clerk at Danks in Bourke Street quickly wrote out one month end account to Richmond Council n the decorative debit note, still bearing the medallions of the Colony’s success. But perhaps a little concerned, that October has been unseasonably dry and the drought had spread southward from the Colony of New South Wales. By November many wheat crops had failed and it was the beginning of what would become known as the Federation Drought.

Then one Sunday, 120 years later, a collector with an interest in old documents came across a stall holder selling several dozen old documents from Richmond Council. There was one in particular that caught his eye, from 1895, for a fire hydrant repair: it captured the essence of the period in Melbourne, steam, grand exhibitions, a little piece of paper that in a folder, in a box, on a table, of a stall holder at Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market.

That Bourke Street clerk at Danks could never have known, the invoice that was hurriedly filled out, would last more than a century before it re-appeared at our Market to be featured in an article by one of Australia’s biggest accounting software providers.

But that is what Camberwell Sunday Market is all about – who knows what you will discover.

You can read more about the invoice here: MYOB

Welcome to the new Sunday Market website!

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Welcome to our new website! You are going to start seeing more changes around Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market soon.

You will have already seen we have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts you can follow. If not, you can see them to the right of the screen on large screens or at the bottom of the page on smaller devices like mobile phones. We are very excited about the changes, so please check out our social media accounts and ‘check-in’ on your favourite social media.

Stall holders will also notice that to access the booking system, a new button appears on this website to you can press to quickly look for available stall sites. Thank you for you support as we have made the background IT changes to link the stall site booking system to this page, but most of all, thank you for your support of Rotary’s Sunday Market. It is a part of Camberwell and a part of Melbourne!

Retro • Antique • Collectibles • Vintage • Craft • Music • Fashion • Food • Flea Market