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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.

Fun Facts about Camberwell Sunday Market


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.

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



Fun Facts about our 40th Anniversary


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.

Happy 40th Birthday!

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Today Sunday 28 August, Camberwell Market is celebrating four decades as one of Australia’s most popular and iconic second-hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets and raising over $15m for charity and worthy causes.

Join us this today to celebrate 40 years of the Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market!

We will be broadcasting on social media for a big part of the day, so make sure you tune into Facebook Live or via Twitter on Periscope!

Program for today, Sunday 28 August 2016:
6:30 AM Market Opens as usual
8:00 AM Charities Avenue of Thanks – see the activities supported by the Market

9:00 AM The fun begins!

  • Photo-board unveiling & competition
  • Face Painting, Balloons
  • Live music
  • Quiz for minor prizes – what happened in 1976?
    Quiz questions every 30 mins until 9am – 12pm

11:00 AM 40th Anniversary Plaque Unveiling – Balwyn Rotary, Federal & State MPs, Boroondara Mayor & Councilors

12:30 PM Market Closes

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