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Number 7: Eight fun facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Photo courtesy of Camberwell Camera Club

Charity

Founded in 1976, the Camberwell Market was created by Balwyn Rotary to fund a wide range of community and humanitarian charity groups, and in 40 years, they have raised over $15 million. Among the charitable causes are Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants; local projects including Eastern Emergency Relief and Violence Free Families; Youth Development Grants such as Rotary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships, Secondary School Public Speaking Competition and National Youth Science Forums; international projects like Timor-Leste programs, New Zealand Earthquake Rebuilding, Nepal Earthquake Relief and Polio Eradication; and medical organisations including Australian Rotary Health, Box Hill Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis and Walter & Eliza Hall Institute.

Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. We will be posting eight facts about the Camberwell Sunday Market over this weekend! Stay tuned, more fun facts to come!

Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

 

Number 1: Eight Fun Facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Courtesy of the Camberwell Camera Club


Early Birds

The market starts at the wee hour of 6:30 am, with dedicated early bird treasure hunters known as ‘The Torch Brigade’ arriving even earlier. Equipped with headlights and torches, the most dedicated will scour stalls before stallholders have finished unpacking.

Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. We will be posting eight facts about the Camberwell Sunday Market over this weekend! Stay tuned, more fun facts to come!

Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

 

Thank you

♻️ Thank you Rotary Volunteers for running the Camberwell Sunday Market! Over four decades the Market has earned a special place in the heart of Melbourians and thousands of tourists and serious collectors.

As an original social enterprise, the Market not only provides a unique public venue to recycle, repurpose and reuse old world treasures, it facilitates recycling of the latest & retro fashion, while raise enormous amounts for worthy causes in Australia and around the world.

Thank you to the stall holder who pack their treasures every week, assemble before sunrise and offer millions of items from the past and present fabric of Melbourne society.

And we thank the general public for the love and generosity you show every week – coming together as a community, for enjoyment, and in the process bringing to life something truely unique – the Camberwell Sunday Market.

We are closed for Christmas on Sundays Dec 17 & 24, 2017

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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.

Merry Christmas.

 

NUMBER 7: EIGHT FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Photo courtesy of Camberwell Camera Club

Charity

Founded in 1976, the Camberwell Market was created by Balwyn Rotary to fund a wide range of community and humanitarian charity groups, and in 40 years, they have raised over $15 million. Among the charitable causes are Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants; local projects including Eastern Emergency Relief and Violence Free Families; Youth Development Grants such as Rotary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships, Secondary School Public Speaking Competition and National Youth Science Forums; international projects like Timor-Leste programs, New Zealand Earthquake Rebuilding, Nepal Earthquake Relief and Polio Eradication; and medical organisations including Australian Rotary Health, Box Hill Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis and Walter & Eliza Hall Institute.

On Sunday, August 28th, the Camberwell Market celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. In celebration of this milestone, here are eight facts about the Camberwell Market.

More facts to come! Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra and interview by Lucy Slade.