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Join us on Easter Sunday 2016

We had lots of people asking if the Sunday Market is operating over Easter, even some queries from interstate planning their long weekend!

Yes, we will be operation as usual, from 6:30am to 12:30pm on Sunday 27th March 2016.

Bring your family, friends and visitors and experience a wonderful Melbourne morning at the Camberwell Sunday Market. With your support, we have raise over $10 for worthy projects and charities in Boroondara, Australia and around the world.

In the last financial year, nearly $1.3 million was donated to amazing causes. So thank you…. and Happy Easter!

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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