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A blog about the history of the former Melbourne municipality of Collingwood.

28 December 2012

#blog12daysxmas Day 3 Foresters Hall 1868: Friendly Societies 52/50/2

Foresters Hall 1868: Friendly Societies 52/50/2 by Collingwood Historical Society
Foresters Hall 1868: Friendly Societies 52/50/2, a photo by Collingwood Historical Society on Flickr.

The former Forester's Hall in Smith Street Collingwood on the northern corner of Langridge was opened in 1868, as the home of the first Victorian branch of the Ancient Order of Foresters.  The building with its large space was used for all sorts of local events including court sessions, bazaars and public meetings. The laying of the memorial stone was recorded in the Argus on Wednesday 25 March 1868.  You can read the account here

This photo is part of the Collingwood Historical Society's contribution to the Flickr Friday Photo 2012 Challenge.

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