The best coffee and cafes are found in the lane-ways of Melbourne, Australia. (Hardware Lane at Lunchtime by Christine Smith)

The best coffee and cafes are found in the lane-ways of Melbourne, Australia. (Hardware Lane at Lunchtime by Christine Smith)

In 1914 the Coles brothers opened a variety store in Melbourne, based on the slogan of “Nothing over a shilling”. Their formula and business acumen was so successful that by 1938 they had opened 86 stores across Australia. Much of the design work for these stores was done by the architect Harry Norris, very well known for his love of the emerging Art Deco style

In 1914 the Coles brothers opened a variety store in Melbourne, based on the slogan of “Nothing over a shilling”. Their formula and business acumen was so successful that by 1938 they had opened 86 stores across Australia. Much of the design work for these stores was done by the architect Harry Norris, very well known for his love of the emerging Art Deco style

Knox family bridesmaids, Sydney, March 1882 / photographer Freeman & Co., Sydney by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Knox family bridesmaids, Sydney, March 1882 / photographer Freeman & Co., Sydney by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Sydney houses at St Leonards in the 1870s.Photo from State Library of NSW.A♥W

Sydney houses at St Leonards in the 1870s.Photo from State Library of NSW.A♥W

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