Jun 29, 2017

A year since the courthouse fire

A year has passed since a fire caused by a faulty light transformer caused significant damage to the Courthouse Museum in Moonee Ponds.

27 June 2016. Photo by Suzanne Balding, Moonee Valley Libraries.
A year after the fire, 26th June 2017. Photo by Julia Marshall, MVL.
The great news for local heritage enthusiasts is that $1.5 million dollars has been secured to restore the 1890s building. 
27 June 2016. Photo by Suzanne Balding, MVL.

The Society has shown great resilience, continuing to operate out of the basement of our Niddrie Library branch. It will be wonderful to see the Courthouse renovated, operational and open to the community as Essendon History Society HQ once again. 
The courthouse in the 1970s or 80s.
Tax deductible donations to the Historical Society are welcomed, as are new memberships.

All the photos in this post are in our collection and can be found online via the library catalogue.

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