Preston Market Cultural Heritage Study

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Darebin Council is completing a heritage study to better understand the cultural and social significance of the Preston Market.

The Preston Market heritage study builds on a previous Heritage Victoria study titled ‘Victoria’s post 1940s migration study’ (prepared in 2011). Council's new study will also evaluate associated literature, historical records and related material.

Thank you for providing your feedback. Council is in the process of evaluating the surveys and the stories we received, and the results will be published in a report available to the public before the end of the year.

Information on the 2011 Heritage Victoria study may be found here.

For more information on the completed heritage study, please visit the Preston Market project page.

Darebin Council is completing a heritage study to better understand the cultural and social significance of the Preston Market.

The Preston Market heritage study builds on a previous Heritage Victoria study titled ‘Victoria’s post 1940s migration study’ (prepared in 2011). Council's new study will also evaluate associated literature, historical records and related material.

Thank you for providing your feedback. Council is in the process of evaluating the surveys and the stories we received, and the results will be published in a report available to the public before the end of the year.

Information on the 2011 Heritage Victoria study may be found here.

For more information on the completed heritage study, please visit the Preston Market project page.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Every week for fourteen years

    by catbrier, about 2 years ago

    Every week I shop at Preston Market. I have one of those double-decker trolleys with two wire baskets, and every week I fill it to overflowing with fresh food.

    When my daughters were babies, my mum would steer the huge pram and I used the trolley. We were a bit of a spectacle. Looking back, I can't quite believe that I made this happen, week after week, while living with baby twins. Life was very overwhelming, but I still did the weekly shopping at the market.

    Now that my daughters are at school, it's just... Continue reading

  • A market to treasure

    by Blinky, about 2 years ago

    We moved to Reservoir from "south of the Yarra" in 2014. We had lived in a small flat for a long time and were looking to buy something larger. We considered moving to Moreland but  the Preston market convinced us to come to Darebin.

    When I was young I used to shop at the Prahran fresh food market which, in those days, bore resemblance to the Preston market now. Young and old, rich and poor, people would flock to the market for affordable, fresh produce. These days the Prahran market is a pale imitation of what it used to be,... Continue reading

  • Preston market - The heart of our family

    by JJ , about 2 years ago

    We bought our first home in Preston 10yrs ago, living in banyule we'd drive over to the market sometimes and at that time when house hunting we were drawn to Preston for its location, period homes and most importantly its market. 

    10 years and two kids later. We continue to walk with our kids every Saturday. We load up the pram with our fruit n veg and all our goodies and trundle off home. Our kids know the traders and some now we call friends. They run around to throw coins in buskers hats and get excited to go on... Continue reading