A team is at work researching and writing a history of Albert Park. The book will be the latest in a series published by The Middle Park History Group.
The first was THE HEART OF MIDDLE PARK: Stories from a suburb by the sea. It was designed to take readers on ‘ a voyage of discovery of iconic places, people and milestones in the life of an Edwardian suburb by the sea.’
It was followed by MIDDLE PARK: From Swamp to Suburb, a much larger volume tracing early history and the development of swamps and lagoons into the suburb that is Middle Park.
In the latest MIDDLE PARK: The way we were, the reader is introduced to daily life, as it used to be, in the area. This ranges from the milkman and his horse to small industries, clubs, corner shops (lots of them) memories of the Greek community, even violence and crime.
The Avenue Bookshop in Albert Park has long urged the publication of a history of that suburb prompted by interest in the Middle Park volumes. Now it is underway.
The Middle Park History Group comprises a dedicated band of amateur and professional historians, writers, researchers and enthusiastic local residents
Image: courtesy of State Library of Victoria (Rose Stereograph Co. (1920). ARMSTRONG STREET, MIDDLE PARK, VICTORIA).