Big Christmas cheer with the Junior Lord Mayor

Santa, Junior Lord Mayor Mason Dwyer and Robert Doyle

Three bosses helped launch Melbourne's Christmas Festival, which began with the lighting of the city's seven metre, 4.5 tonne living Christmas tree.

Junior Lord Mayor Mason Dwyer, the little big boss of Melbourne, joined Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, and Santa at a transformed City Square, renamed Christmas Square, to announce a month-long Christmas extravaganza.

Learn more: Christmas in Melbourne


Junior Lord Mayor 2016

The 2016 little big boss of Melbourne is Mason Dwyer, from St Louis de Montfort's Primary, Aspendale

With thanks to 13CABS, our competition partner

Mason Dwyer with Peter Hitchener and Robert Doyle

Top choice: Competition judge Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener (left), with Mason. Getting some tips for the year ahead as the little big boss of Melbourne from the big boss, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (right).

Read more: Without hesitation, it's Mason

Education Kit

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free classroom resource: learn who founded Melbourne
To be used in conjunction with the Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne e-book (see below)


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Education kit - Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free e-book: learn who founded Melbourne. Download it now! (PDF)

Or read it online as a flipbook.
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Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne eBook

Hey kids! Learn about your city through the eyes of Gilbert, Melbourne's first cat — the Tassie tabby who arrived on the Enterprize with the first settlers.

Learn more: The Great Gilbert


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Junior Lord Mayor 2016

Junior Lord Mayor 2016 Mason Dwyer and town crier Ian Morrison

The 2016 little big boss of Melbourne is Mason Dwyer, from St Louis de Montfort's Primary, Aspendale

Read more: Without hesitation, it's Mason


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