Amelia Mellor, author of The Grandest Bookshop in the World was the guest speaker at our 52nd Annual Dinner, held on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at the Gannawarra Centre in North Essendon.
Amelia’s book is based on the Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne. The arcade’s owner, Edward W Cole, purchased Earlesbrae in Leslie Road Essendon in 1911. Earlesbrae is now Lowther Hall Grammar School. Amelia delivered a very impressive talk. Her topic was “Not Too Distant” – a discussion of some of the ways that the culture of the late 1800s still shapes Australian society today.