Early history of the NMA (North Melbourne Association) from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's

Crow, Ruth (1998) Early history of the NMA (North Melbourne Association) from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's. unpublished. (Unpublished)


Maurie and Ruth Crow came to live in North Melbourne in 1964. There was a very weak North Melbourne Progress Association and a quite well functioning Kensington/ Flemington Progress Association. The residents in the newly constructed O-Y-0 flats met each month and thus knew each other fairly well. Some of these people began to meet to discuss wider town planning matters. The initiation of these study groups was assisted by Rev Barry Martin (St Mary’s Church of England) and attended by about 20 people some of whom were members of various churches but some without church connections. In 1966 (or thereabouts) two members of this group, Anthea and David Eyres circulated a questionnaire amongst the residents in the O-Y-0 flats which included a question on how could the new residents contribute to the community. Shortly after this a public meeting was called to form the "North Melbourne Community Development Association."

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16218
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Historical > FOR Classification > 1604 Human Geography
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords urban planning, Housing Commission, Melbourne City Council Strategy Plan, 1960's, 1970's, history, Citizen's Action Plan for North and West Melbourne, Northern Advertiser, Melbourne City Council Libraries, Melbourne Times, North Melbourne News, CROW-BOX32-27-14-DOC1
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