This 2022 Brunswick Library will mark 30 years in its Dawson Street location. The building is the former suburb's Concert Hall where, during the 1920-50s, half of the residents met their partners in weekly dances. Learn and connect the stories behind our Library in this article.
WHENCE BRUNSWICK CAME
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.
The word ‘legend’ is overused these days but if there ever was one in Brunswick, it would have to be Harry Ivory. Harry trained countless boxers over a period of six decades and, at times, they dominated the card at Festival Hall. “He didn’t just teach people how to box and to defend themselves but was inspirational through his actions, words and great insight about life”. Learn his story through the eyes of one of his trainees, Barry York.