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The History of Eolian Hall

Our heritage building at 836 Lygon Street, prior to our acquisition in 1968, operated as the Jewish Memorial Hall and Kadimah Centre, and is therefore historically and socially significant in the precinct of North Carlton.

It was built in 1933 and was originally designed to be a centre of Jewish community life, hosting events such as lectures, recitals, concerts, debates, plays and other social activities. Our upstairs Meligunis Room which today houses our memorabilia and historic collection, was previously the Jewish Kadimah Library and a meeting place for reading circles and discussion for 35 years.

(Source: The Hearld Newspaper - 21 September 1932)
Kadimah 1941 (Source: Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria.)
Library 1941 (Source: Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria.)
Main Hall 1941 (Source: Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria.)

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BobDimattina & Antonio Bongiorno Acland St St Kilda c.1920s
Aeolian Fruiterers
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Cudduri Di Pasqua
Aeolian Recipes
Festa di San Bartolomeo
From Volcanoes, We Sailed
From Volcanoes We Sailed
History of Eolian Hall
Honour Board
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie 2017
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie Pageant
Notable Aeolian-Australians
SIE Historical Photo Archive
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