The Old Colonialists Association of Victoria, Rushall Park, in North Fitzroy, is one of Melbourne's best-kept secrets, maybe not for locals. Founded by William Coppin in 1870 for early pioneers as a refuge for early pioneers who had fallen on difficult times, the heritage-listed time capsule is a showcase of some of the city's finest architectural styles; including terraces, arts and craft-style homes and later Californian Bungalows. While the triangular-shaped site has been thoughtfully expanded over the years, there was a small pocket of development in the 1960s that 'under-delivered' in quality. "They were fairly ordinary buildings, a hostel and nursing home that were quite prosaic," says Architect Peter Williams, Director of Williams Boag Architects.
Chicken kebabs, sausages and chops on the barbeque. Purple balloons and crepe streamers that flutter in a raw wind and a doe-eyed dog who tries his luck begging for scraps at a suburban house in Hopper's Crossing.
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The immediate past head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption has warned a parliamentary inquiry into its functions that any move to change its powers would be "no less than a tragedy".
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