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JJ Holland Park – is named after John Joseph Holland.

John Joseph Holland was Old  School Labor.  A social justice Catholic and working class autodidact he was born in Carlton  in 1877.   He learned his political craft as a militant activist  fitter and postal mechanic in the Postal Mechanics Union ,as a Trades Hall Council Delegate, and as president and secretary of the Flemington Branch of the ALP. To find out who click here.




Grounded House.

499 Mac1You have probably noticed the Grounded House cafe at 499 Macaulay Rd. This shop has not always been a coffee shop, but has been in the one family since 1956. To find out more click here.

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