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In line with Stage 3 restriction levels announced by the Victorian Government, our building is closed for all activities, especially for Monday and Thursday workday sessions.

Our October Guest Speaker evening is also cancelled.

We thank our members for their patience and understanding.

Members are encouraged to use the online resources available at this website for research, and for news about further developments.

As well as our photographs and maps, the Members section contains links to all 317 of our Heidelberg Historian newsletters. Material will be added to the blog and our Facebook page from time to time.

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

10th October 2020

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Dissent on the streets of Macleod!

Posted on Wednesday, 15th July 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

If you ask anyone who was living in Macleod in the 1950s and 1960s, the overwhelming memory is of the roads- or the lack of them! Until the mid-1960s, the streets of Macleod were unmade. They were dusty in summer, muddy in winter, with deep channels gouged out either side.

This photo from August 1961 shows a residents’ meeting in the Macleod Shopping Centre to discuss the roads in the area. The double-storey buildings in the background are the current Mr Macleod and Ciccone businesses. There are signs advertising products from the past: Toppa Ice Cream, the Sporting Globe and the Sun. There’s an old red telephone box there too, and the fruit shop is displaying its 45- telephone number.

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