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Our last market day for 2016, see you in 2017. Thanks for a great 40 years!

Wow 40 years! Who would have thought that the humble beginnings of 1976 would go on to creat one of Melbourne’s most popular, unique and successful weekly markets ever.

For our last Market Day of 2016 on December 11th and a beautiful top of 20 degrees,  we are next open on Elvis Presley’s birthday of January 8th, 2017. That’s a three week break  to relex, enjoy family and friends and prepare for a great 2017!

Thank you for sharing the last 40 years with. In that time we have entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors, send the bizarre, awesome, weird and wonderful with you on Sundays in Camberwell. Thank yo for being part of it!

Together, we have had fun and raised millions of dollars for charitable and worthy causes – changing lives with relief aid for earthquake victims, providing specialised medical training facilities to support for local Boroondara literature awards, plus so much more.

Thank you, all our visitors from across Australia and all around the world! To our weekly stall holders, thank you for searching out millions of the most unique and wonderful  items to be found anywhere – and carting them to Camberwell every Sunday.

And of course a massive thank you to hundreds of volunteers, who give up their time to create a special gathering place for Melbournians each Sunday.

Thank you for being part of four great decades. We will see you next on Sunday, 8th January, 2017 to:

  • Discover a Treasure
  • Discover a Cause
  • Discover Camberwell

Made in Australia: Telematic New System Telephones!

Telematic New System Telephones Pty Ltd – The Guarantee of Quality & Efficiency!

Friday was the end of an era in Australian auto manufacturing with the last Ford Falcon, the last Ford, to be made in Australia after 91 years.

How things change over time and this is reflected by the treasures that can be be found at the Camberwell Market in different industries from cars to communications, Australia, “The Empire” and beyond.

In telecommunications, the first telegram in the Southern Hemisphere was sent from Melbourne (now the south west corner of the Supreme Court of Victoria building) to Williamstown in 1854. When the line was extended to Geelong  later that year, the first telegraph was said to have informed Melbourne of the Eureka Stockade.

You can find historic, antique and collectibles for specialty collections or retro home furnishings or decor.

This “Australian made” telephone is wooden,  hinged and has an interesting feature of a copper covering piece for the handset microphone.

These days it would be hard to find an Australian made telephone anywhere. Search long and often enough, you will be amazed at what you can discover at Camberwell on a Sunday. The amount of old telecommunications, tools, instruments and relics you can find is surprising.

Soon you will be able to find treasures from the ‘old days’ when cars were manufactured in Australia and you could purchase a new Ford Falcon.