Wren’s Collingwood


Click here for a thematic overview of Melbourne’s fascinating history.

The man who taught us how to amuse ourselves

Child of the boom

Adolescent collapse

In 1893, James Mc Culloch’s London Chartered Bank collapsed triggering a deep depression.

Poorest of the poor

John Wren, inventor

A bright and ambitious young man is granted a patent.

Underworld entrepreneur

Community benefactor

Tribal Catholic

Football fanatic

Building young men

Triumph and death

A fitting monument?

Festival Hall, Dudley Street

Back of Festival Hall


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