Swanston Street Melbourne 1959

VW Swanston Street from the Princes Bridge, Melbourne Australia - 1959

Collins St. City Melbourne c. 1960s (Victoria Australia). This pic was taken just before I arrived in Aussie B.L.

City Melbourne c. I worked there at The Institute of Archaeology, 174 Collins Street - next to the Baptist Church.

When Southbank was just South Melbourne - iconic lolly (sweets, candy) manufacturer now demolished-see pin 'waterfront spectacular' book. Big shopping, entertaining (restaurants, casino etc) precinct.

The famous Allen's sign on the south bank of the Yarra - I remember specially going to platform 11 to just stare at its changing colours and signs for ages.

Melbourne's great eyesore, demolishing the 1960s Gas and Fuel Corporation buildings which obstructed a vista of heritage buildings along Flinders Street including St Paul's Cathedral to make way for Federation Square.

Gas & Fuel Corporation building, seen from above Young & Jackson's Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne - St Paul's Cathedral - Culture Victoria

1952: Myer's cafeteria packed in the crowds. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.

The old Flinders Street Railway Station, circa 1885. The clock above it is now on display at Southern Cross Station.

Fatal Railway Accident ON THIS DAY ……… March 1913 Bert Gouller, aged 13 years, whose leg and arm were cut off through falling under a Coburg train at the Flinders-street station, died on this day in 1913

<em>Characters, </em>a new book by Stephen Banham, investigates the stories behind Melbourne’s street signs.

Typographic Stories of the City Streets

The MacRobertson’s Old Gold confectionery factory, Fitzroy, ca. Royal Historical Society of Victoria Melbourne Australia

Corner of Bourke and William Streets, Melbourne, c1915. Photograph from State Library Victoria / Kelynak family.

Corner of Bourke and William Streets, Melbourne, Photograph from State Library Victoria / Kelynak family.