1976 was the year that Brett Lee, Kasey Chambers, and Mark Webber were all welcomed into our world. But they aren't the only Aussie icons from 1976. It was also the year that the very first Camberwell Sunday Market was held.
On Sunday the 28th of August the Camberwell Sunday Market will celebrate the milestone of 40 years as one of Australia's most popular and iconic second hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets.
The market was created by Balwyn Rotary to fund a wide range of charitable causes. The markets popularity over the 40 years has funded over $14 million to charitable causes both in Australia and overseas.
Rotary asks for a gold coin donation from visitors to the market.
With 370 stalls of second hand goods and crafts to choose from there is always a treasure to find, this makes the market very popular with collectors.
Another main attraction of the markets is the wide range of vintage and retro fashion available. People travel from all over Melbourne to find unique items to add to their wardrobes. This vintage fashion destination is so well known that costume designers from film and television are often seen at the market looking for authentic items.
The Market is up and running by 6.30am every Sunday (earlier in the summer months). Stallholders are required to stop trading at 12.30pm.