150 Years of Stories
Many people and events have made up OCAV's 150 years. We would like you to meet some of the people and find out about the events that helped shape the organisation.
June 20, 2019
The $8 million SEK Hulme Community Centre and 26 independent and assisted living apartments were opened at Rushall Park in 2013. The community centre quickly became the hub of the village, and was named after one of OCAV’s longest serving councillors and vice presidents.Read More
Veteran walker George Knott was a frequent sight around Rushall Park village where he and his wife Judy lived. An Olympian, the then 89-year-old trudged the avenues at all hours as part of his preparations to carry the Olympic Torch at Sassafras on its way to Sydney in 2000.Read More
It was slow going compared with the rest of Melbourne but in 1909, cottages in Rushall Park were finally connected to the sewerage scheme. The Council had no choice. Connection had become compulsory.
There has never been a formal hospital at Rushall Park, however, there has always been respite care in the village - until recently.Read More
At the age of 82, Rushall Park resident Alexander McNaughton takes the wheel of a motor-car for the first time with his new bride in 1929.Read More
Eight years after Fitzroy Council recommended that Rushall Park be considered for inclusion on Victoria’s Historic Buildings Register, in 1986 the HBC decides to act.Read More
OCAV launches a half a million dollar appeal in 1986 to build a nursing home and emergency accommodation at its Rushall Park village.Read More
Residents in Rushall Park were among the many living in Melbourne who were hit by the fuel crisis during World War II.Read More
Decent homes for older people should be a high priority on the State Government housing program urged the Get a Move On campaign, singling out Rushall Park as providing exemplary housing.Read More
The apartments are beautiful, with lovely, open and bright rooms, and a balcony for growing plants in pots. I am starting to make my apartment into a home.