Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saving the Palace Theatre, top of Bourke St

There is such a battle underway in the city of Melbourne. The battle to save the Palace. Let's hope it's not too late. Photo of interiors removed in November just before a heritage report on them to the City of Melbourne recommended their protection, taken by Jessica Adams of Australian Music Museum Project (AMMP) Here's a story I co-wrote in the Age with Aisha Dow on the issue, and the history of the Palace Theatre site, stretching back to the Gold Rush and 1954.