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His Master’s Voice

Oh the tales this label could tell! This one record was manufactured in England, sold in Malta & turned up here is Australia. His Master’s Voice was the name of painting that was completed in the late 1800s.

The painting’s name and an adaption of the original is still an iconic brand today. The artist inherited the dog and a cylinder phonograph with recordings from his deceased brother. ‘Nipper’, the dog, is said to have shown a peculiar fascination in the horn of the phonograph machine when recordings of his dead master were played. This inspired the painting that was later offered to various cylinder phonograph manufacturers, without any interest.

It was the makers of a different machine, the gramophone, that saw the potential and asked for the phonograph to be repainted as wind up disc gramophone. Thus, with the stroke of a pen & fresh brush of paint, a brand was in 1899 and continues today in various forms worldwide.

Despite many transformations over the years and more recent financial difficulties, HMV has an imposing presence in Melbourne’s old GPO in the CBD’s retail fashion shopping district at the Bourke Street Mall… an iconic location for an iconic brand in its 120th year.

Number 5: Eight fun facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Kylie’s Hot Pants

Kylie Minogue’s ‘gay husband,’ long-time friend and stylist William Baker, is said to have picked up the infamous gold hot pants from the Camberwell Market for 50 pence. The hot pants became one of Kylie’s most iconic looks after she wore them in the music video for ‘Spinning Around’ in 2000. Kylie Minogue is originally from Camberwell, so this rumour could very well be true.

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 5: EIGHT FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Kylie’s Hot Pants

Kylie Minogue’s ‘gay husband,’ long-time friend and stylist William Baker, is said to have picked up the infamous gold hot pants from the Camberwell Market for 50 pence. The hot pants became one of Kylie’s most iconic looks after she wore them in the music video for ‘Spinning Around’ in 2000. Kylie Minogue is originally from Camberwell, so this rumour could very well be true.

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.

Looking back over 40 years

As our 40th Anniversary approaches, more and more people are coming forward with their special memories and stories of the market: amazing discoveries and life changing events.

Yes, life changing events! For example, a couple that was married 15 years ago at the Market are planning to make the trip to Market this weekend.

Just this week a local family was clearing a room and came across a bunch of photographs from 1986. We we just a youngster then, a mere 10 years old.
Now the photos, taken by Ivan Narandja whilst a media student at Rusden College. Are themselves three decades old.

 

The original photos, in framed large format, will be on display at the Rotary Stall tomorrow at the Market and are available for sale.

What do see in these photos that peaked your interest? Leave a comment below.

For us, it’s the more things change, the more they stay the same! Apart from being three decades old and in black & white, these could well have been taken last weekend!

Share your special Market memories with us


Thanks for coming today and also see you on Sunday 28 August: Camberwell Market is celebrating 40 years as one of Australia’s most popular and iconic second-hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets!

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Regular stallholders and visitors are being encouraged to share their stories and experiences in the lead up to this incredible milestone.

For more information, please email maddie@zillaandbrook.com.au