VictorianCollections-medium. (1905) - BRAYBROOK JUNCTION STATION. Renamed Sunshine Station in 1907

VictorianCollections-medium. (1905) - BRAYBROOK JUNCTION STATION. Renamed Sunshine Station in 1907

The "Experimental Concrete Houses" at 324 - 326 Howe Parade, Fishermen's Bend. Built by the Housing Commission of Victoria in 1939, they were built using the then-new technique of assembling homes from pre-cast concrete slabs.

The "Experimental Concrete Houses" at 324 - 326 Howe Parade, Fishermen's Bend. Built by the Housing Commission of Victoria in they were built using the then-new technique of assembling homes from pre-cast concrete slabs.

Housing Commission Home, Box Hill, 1960

Housing Commission Home, Box Hill, 1960

1944 - Construction of the first Housing Commission estate at Fishermans Bend begins  The Commission developed Fishermans Bend to meet an urgent need for housing in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. Many families, small and large, lived in substandard conditions, including beach shanties. The final estate comprised 374 homes, which housed over 1,000 children.

1944 - Construction of the first Housing Commission estate at Fishermans Bend begins The Commission developed Fishermans Bend to meet an urgent need for housing in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. Many families, small and large, lived in substandard conditions, including beach shanties. The final estate comprised 374 homes, which housed over 1,000 children.

1951 Concrete homes project -  962 concrete houses at Dandenong East, Northcote and Jordanville from the Holmesglen factory

1951 Concrete homes project - 962 concrete houses at Dandenong East, Northcote and Jordanville from the Holmesglen factory

Children in Erskine Place, North Melbourne Australia. Slums. taken by F. Oswald Barnett born in Brunswick, Victoria. A committed Methodist and housing reformer, he led a crusade against Melbourne's inner city slums. In 1936 he was appointed to the Slum Abolition Board and from 1938-1948 he was the vice-chair of the Housing Commission. In this position he attempted to shape compassionate public housing policy.

Children in slums in Erskine Place, North Melbourne

Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula, and Parmesan Bruschetta

Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula, and Parmesan Bruschetta

Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula, and Parmesan Bruschetta Place slices of mozzarella cheese on toasts. Drizzle with homemade or store-bought pesto. Top with arugula and shaved Parmesan cheese, and season with freshly ground pepper.

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