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Altona Hospital Project

Members of the Altona Laverton Historical Society in conjunction with members of the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre have formed a team and have undertaken considerable research into the establishment, life, people, staff and the community that created not just the Altona Community Hospital and then transformed this wonderful building into the Community Centre that you see and enjoy today . . . Read more
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May 5, 2017

Hobsons Bay Heritage April 18 to May 21 2017 – Save Altona Hospital

Following the closure of the Altona Hospital in November 1996 the residents of Altona stood as one not to merely protest at the closure of an icon of this community for over 60 years but to fight to retain what had always been seen as a community asset. The residents […]
April 16, 2017

Born at the Altona Hospital

Were you or a relative born at the Altona Hospital between 1932 and 1995? We estimate that approximately 13,500 babies were born at the hospital during that time. If you are one of these we would love to hear from you so that we can add your details to our […]
March 5, 2017

Surplus Scones – Altona Lions Club Soup Kitchen

Any scones left after our Devonshire Tea do not go to waste – we donate them to Altona Lions Club Soup Kitchen, straight after our event, for them to distribute that afternoon … a little help to those less fortunate!
March 5, 2017

Over 600 years of Altona’s History enjoying Devonshire Tea

Over 600 years of Altona’s History enjoying Devonshire Tea today. Be sure to check out our events page on and join us for our next Devonshire Tea.  
February 4, 2017

YMCA at Altona – Camp for workers’ families

A story about Altona Homestead and Logan Reserve From a modest beginning, the industrial welfare movements inaugurated by several Melbourne business firms have grown into large undertakings, and the number of employees taking advantage of the establishments provided by their employers has increased rapidly. About three years ago a large […]
February 4, 2017

Dukes & Paproths

James Duke moved to Altona in 1917 with his wife Mary from Brunswick where they had contributed to Victoria’s growing population by producing 12 children. Although many of the children had reached maturity by the time they moved to Altona, there was still a brood at home needing James’ attention, […]