Throw Back Melbourne

Melbourne that was. Melbourne, the world's most liveable city, has morph over the past 200 years. Here's an interesting look at some of the iconic buildings and streets in another era.
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St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne Australia on a bleak day ~1949.

St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne Australia on a bleak day ~1949.

Original Skipping Girl neon: 1936-1968.    "The end of a Melbourne landmark. The original Skipping Girl sign about to be demolished in October 1968. Subsequently a replica was made by Whiteway Neon and erected on a nearby site". The Melbourne illuminated sign company Whiteway Neon (originally called Neon Electric Signs).

Original Skipping Girl neon: 1936-1968. "The end of a Melbourne landmark. The original Skipping Girl sign about to be demolished in October 1968. Subsequently a replica was made by Whiteway Neon and erected on a nearby site". The Melbourne illuminated sign company Whiteway Neon (originally called Neon Electric Signs).


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An overcrowded East Preston tram in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, in 1944.

An overcrowded East Preston tram in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, in 1944.

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