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Number 8: Eight fun facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Courtesy of the Camberwell Camera Club

No matter where you seem to go, parking in Melbourne is seemingly non-existent with time limits and permits around every corner, but at the Camberwell Market, you’ll find free all-day parking only five minutes away on Inglesby Road, opposite the local council offices – as if anyone needed another reason to love the 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.

 

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.

 

#Social Sunday

July 16, 2006: social media giant twitter was launched. In the 11 years since, so much has changed.

Digital technology is all around us, heads are down on the bus, trams & trains and families are not talking at dinner – at home or even at a restaurant – so lets celebrate moderate use of the amazing free technology with some old fashioned social interaction: real people, real places, real connections.

We’re not saying don’t use social media, but use it in moderation. Enjoy life and ‘be present’ at whatever you chose to do this Sunday.

Don’t be entirely behind a screen.

Touch, feel, smell, hold and listen to the Market. Donuts. 100 year old newspapers. Toys from the 1970’s. Plants, flowers, soap, clothes, buskers – music. People. Real people.

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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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!