Olive's corner was officially so named on 7 December 2001 as a tribute to the life and values of Olive Zakharov - humanist and Federal Senator 1929 – 1995
Olive Zakharov was born at home in Kew on 19 March 1929.
Olive was educated at Ruyton Girls' School, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Secondary College and R.M.I.T.
Olive worked at Watsonia High School…
Olive's Corner - August 2017
The fences have come down at the revamped Olive's Corner.
The small park at the corner of Liardet, Bay and Lalor Streets was opened in March 2002 in honour of the late Senator Olive Zakharov. It was recently refurbished by the City of Port Phillip completing a large grassed area and adding more seating.
Olive lived in Swallow…
The earliest streets named on the Street Plan of Sandridge 1849 were those clustered around the foundation place of the early settlement - Bay, Dow, Rouse, Stokes, Graham. They were named from Sydney.
Garryowen made this unflattering assessment about some of the later names:
‘the nomenclature (street names) was distributed amongst a batch of local mediocrities.' He adds
‘Certainly they have amongst…
Robert Gooding at Olive's corner in Port Melbourne
Walking through Olive's Corner earlier this week, saw a person reading the PMH&PS book 'Chartered Scoundrels: A Brief History of Port Melbourne Hotels'. Couldn't let this go unremarked and stopped for a chat.
Robert Gooding enjoys visiting Port. By 9 am he had already taken two buses and a train to get here. With…