I knew that there were a few people against development in Camberwell.
I am 76 years of age – born in Camberwell, schooled in Camberwell, live in Camberwell and have had a business in Camberwell .
My family has lived here for almost 100 years.
I went to school with Barry Humphries. He loves Camberwell so much he lives in London and returns to stir up a FEW people who are against progress. But that is our Bazz – he was the same at Grammar School.
My mother once told me of an Action Group early last century that were fighting to stop the sealing of Norwood Road , (Now Toorak Rd.) east of Camberwell Rd intersection. Nothing changes.
Thank God, this type of person is swept away over time, so that we can get on and improve our city, and make it something to be proud of.
This type of person has stood in the way of all advancements – medical, social, communications, travel for decades.
They are, quite frankly, pests.
If the BRAG group do not approve of progress and modernization – then the answer is simple – Just Move Away and stop interfering.
I feel it would be far more beneficial for all concerned if you directed your efforts into measurable pursuits
e.g. fund raising for the Royal Childrens’ Hospital or like project.
I am horrified that anyone could value the Camberwell Railway Station. It is a blot on the area. It is inconvenient, and totally out of date.
Next, some will want to bring back steam trains , and horses and carriages. Get rid of the place and use the area for the benefit of all.
I am possibly wasting my time writing, however, I know that sooner or later the majority does prevail.