Lang Park sportsgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland, 1949 - This is Lang Park (now called Suncorp Stadium) as it looked back in 1949. You can see the smokestack of Castlemaine Perkins Brewery in the distance. The site was originally part of the North Brisbane Burial Ground between 1843 and 1875. It was estimated that approximately 5,000 bodies were buried there.
The new Rivoli Theatre was built in Camberwell Road, Camberwell and was opened by the Mayor of Hawthorn, Joseph Pridmore, on 11 October 1940. Robert McGleish, a notable figure in Melbourne's cinema history and the manager of the original Rivoli Theatre, was responsible for the construction of this new large decorative cinema, which was designed by architects H Vivian Taylor and Soilleaux in the Moderne style.