Me, born in Mena House East Melbourne.

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  1. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User
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    Feb 28, 2010
    Darwin, Australia
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    Hi, I am sort of stunned that the Catholic Hospital that I was born in still exists. My dad was in the Australian Militia from 1935 until 1946 and I think that at that time 1941 (When I was Born) the Hospital was used by the Military. Regards Ray

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  2. shutterbug

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    Oct 19, 2005
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    It's nice that they preserve the old stuff! Even us :)
  3. zedric

    zedric Registered User
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    Aug 8, 2012
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    There’s more and more development going on in Melboume these days, so no guarantees how long the building will be around. One of the tricks developers were using was to knock stuff down, ask for permission later. There was a big fuss made when one of the oldest pubs in Melbourne got knocked down in this way, leading to a greater focus from politicians- so maybe we’ll try a bit more to keep our heritage in the future...

    Taking Action To Restore Illegally Demolished Pub
  4. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

    Dec 2, 2016
    Western NSW or just this side of the black stump.
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    Much of everything gets redeveloped at some stage. Historical trust stuff might get away from the bulldozers but very little else does. I note that your images show that the building may still be there but it looks different. Much of my hometown has vanished under constant renovation. The hospital I was born in was opened in 1931 and is still operating on the same site and though much redevelopment and expansion has been done and the original main building has a new expanded facade, many of the original buildings still remain. We have been promised a brand new hospital but the money doesn't appear to be available as of yet.

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