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In good care with Junior Lord Mayor Claire

2015 Junior Lord Mayor Claire McDaniel and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

'A very interesting, erudite, young lady'

The new little big boss of Melbourne is Claire McDaniel.

Claire, 12, from Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak, won our competition that encourages students in grades five to seven (10 to 12 years of age) to learn about Melbourne history and civic duty.

Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Melbourne five years ago, and will help raise the flag on Melbourne Day and join city councillors and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, above, on official and other fun duties during the year.

Thank you to those who entered. We thank 13CABS, our 2015 competition partner.

Cyber safety is Claire's big-ticket policy, and she's a big fan of our public transport.

She was interviewed by Tom Elliott on his radio 3AW Drive show.

"She's a very, very interesting, erudite young lady," he said, introducing the segment.


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Learn who founded Melbourne with Gilbert the Tassie tabby, our first cat.

Learn more: Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne

Free e-book — purr-fect for classrooms

Developed by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria and Melbourne Day Committee to make Melbourne's history engaging, the colourful e-book is ideal for teachers to use in classrooms and parents at home.


It's Melbourne Day week

We're celebrating every day, ending on Sunday with a free concert, a flag ceremony, Melbourne Regatta, didgeridoo performances, free ferry rides, puppet workshops, history reading sessions, market stalls, love letters to Melbourne, and more! 


We thank our generous sponsors and partners

City of Melbourne
13CABS - proud sponsor of the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Bank of Melbourne
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
illy Australia
Radio Gold 104 FM
Melbourne Water
Metrol Trains
Enterprize - Melbourne's tall ship
Zouki Group
Radio 3AW
Melbourne Regatta
History Teachers' Association of Victoria
Lombard the Paper People
Levantine Hill Winery
Eureka Skydeck
UMS, Urban Maintenance Systems
William Angliss Institute
Aged Care Report Card
Akqire Digital