DID YOU KNOW?
The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system.
Does the name ring a bell? Well, the site of the pub on Sydney Road under the same name was Brunswick’s first post office! (Next time you walk past look for the Postbox Royal Cypher).
Chris Dixon never thought he’d be a runner, let alone be running a full 42km marathon in the Melbourne Marathon Festival in December 2021. ‘It was when we found out about the little issues we’re having with our daughter Grace that I started running as a bit of an outlet to help with my mental health.’
Read this inspiring story to learn more about Chris, Emma and Gracie, and how you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
Back in 1954, the passenger vessel known as the SS Himalaya arrived at Station Pier in Melbourne. Three of its passengers were about to embark on a whole new adventure that helped to reshape Brunswick. We invite you to read the story of Loreto, Olive and their son Barry who shared with us some episodes of 1950 and 1960's Brunswick.
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
The Bergy Seltzer
68 Sydney Road
27 Weston Street Brunswick Vic 3056
The Moldy Fig
120-122 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Small Time Group
271-273 Albert St Brunswick 3056
Lockdown has ended, it’s what we all wanted… but for some it can present a whole new range of anxiety. Read Ben's article to learn three helpful thoughts to navigate the end of lockdown, to be open to the constant unexpected black swans of life, and to get on the beers... when you're ready.
Travel and cocktails are back on the itinerary for many, but nothing will replace the thrill of a great book. Brunswick Bound is a maze of inviting corners and they're back open for in-store trading since August's lockdown closure. Learn more about this book shop and their beautiful staff by reading this chronicle of their reopening night!