Collingwood’s Last Boot Factory

The City of Collingwood was famous as the capital of the Australia’s boot and shoe manufacturing from the late 19th until well into the 20th century and was the location of many dozens of footwear factories and associated industries. Ian Harold kept the last of...

More women added

The latest Notable women to be added to the database are union activist Helen Lothan Robertson, Collingwood councillor Marion Miller, and Methodist Sister Evangeline Ireland, known as Sister Faith. Fascinating reading on these committed active women.
Royal Hotel plans rejected by VCAT

Royal Hotel plans rejected by VCAT

In late April Clifton Hill residents and other concerned parties were relieved to find that VCAT had affirmed the City of Yarra’s decision to refuse a permit for the partial demolition of this significant building, and construct multi-storey dwellings. Some local...

Collingwood Women update

Our recently added page under Resources – ‘Collingwood Women’ – has a fantastic new addition. The story of World War I nurses, often overlooked in the commemoration of male soldiers, has been researched by an industrious member of our...

Our Collingwood Women Page is now LIVE

Our Collingwood Women Page is now LIVE under the Resouces Menu and contains Information about Women in Collingwood including the Monster Petition and Collingwood Women councillors. You can view it at