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Well Built: Simmie & Co Master Builders 1924 – 1978

February 2 - June 30
RHSV Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Simmie & Co was a prominent building company in Melbourne (1924-1978) and in Canberra (1926-1969).  In Melbourne the company was highly successful and built many iconic buildings, churches, monasteries, schools, housing, factories, defence works, the Shrine forecourt (1939-45), offices and theatres including some heritage-listed constructions (one designed by Robin Boyd). The founders were three Victorian brothers, all born in the last decade of the nineteenth century and all worked at the Sunshine Harvester factory before World War One – William, Jock & George. All were World War One veterans (two were Gallipoli veterans). All were wounded and survived. Two were closely involved with the Master Builders Association in Melbourne. Discover their story of a pioneering building company of the early to mid-twentieth century, of World War One veterans, of courage and a willingness to take a risk, of the beginning of the capital city of Australia and the workers, the unsung heroes, who made it all happen.

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11:30 am


February 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ZOOM, Join from anywhere in the world

Dr Cheryl Griffin leads this group which has been meeting since 2020. Most of our events are open to the public but, because of the limited number of people that can participate in this group, we have limited it to RHSV members only. This group is for people who are tackling writing a history project

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8:00 pm

Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
City of Melbourne Bowls Club, 603 - 615 Queensberry St, North Melbourne 3051.
North Melbourne, victoria 3051 Australia
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A Hotham History Project event ... Learn from the true journals of the story behind an early land surveyor of what colonial Australia was like in the 1830s. Chetwynd Street in North and West Melbourne was named in Granville's honor. Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton (1800-1840), surveyor and explorer, was, in November 1828, appointed an assistant

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