Events in the History of Altona & Laverton
Laverton Property for Sale - 100 Years AgoMr. Langdon,.who for the past 24 yrs. has been a resident of Laverton, intends taking up his residence in one of the eastern suburbs, and is offering his property at Laverton for sale. The property, which-is situated between two railway stations, and within easy walking distance of Altona Bay, consists of a comfortable 8 roomed residence, with all conveniences, including bath and scullery, two-stall stable, feed-room, wood shed, and buggy shed, along with flower and vegetable gardens, fowl run, etc. (Werribee Shire Banner 17 Jan 1918) Just about everything you could want in a rural house!
Opening of New Altona Hospital (Sargood & Queen Street) - 80 Years Ago in AltonaIt was on the 5th February 1938, 8o years ago, that the Altona Community again demonstrated their progressive nature to the power brokers of Victoria by opening their very modern, purpose built Community Hospital on the corner of Queen and Sargood Streets. This was just six years after the establishment a hospital in temporary, rented premises in Pier Street. This landmark recognised the vision and commitment of Dr Joel, members of the Altona Progress Association and the residence of Altona who saw a need and took action to solve the problem. The Altona Hospital continued to operate on this site for the next 58 years, expanding both the building and its services during that time. Whilst the funding by subscriptions ceased and the hospital gained funding via the Hospitals and Charities Commission and then the Health Department, it always kept its Community feel and well supported by the community for whom it served and cared. In 1996 it ceased operating as a hospital but the Altona community fought to keep the building as a key part of the community, and it operates to this day as the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, recognising the vision of both Dr Louis Joel and the people of the Altona Community.
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