Market Blues

Images connected to the setting and research behind the time-slip adventure novel, Market Blues.
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1956 Paper Boy at Queen Victoria Market - teenage boys have worked at the markets in a variety of jobs for over 130 years.

1956 Paper Boy at Queen Victoria Market - teenage boys have worked at the markets in a variety of jobs for over 130 years.

Birds eye map view of Melbourne circa 1900 including the Yarra River, Western Markets and Metropolitan Markets (which no longer exist).

Birds eye map view of Melbourne circa 1900 including the Yarra River, Western Markets and Metropolitan Markets (which no longer exist).

Birds eye map view of Melbourne circa 1900 including Bourke Street with Eastern Markets (which no longer exist).

Birds eye map view of Melbourne circa 1900 including Bourke Street with Eastern Markets (which no longer exist).

Melbourne's fish and game market in Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River. This market was demolished in the late 1950s.

Melbourne's fish and game market in Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River. This market was demolished in the late 1950s.

Princess Theatre; Melbourne  In the novel, Sam and his friends spend a night sleeping inside the Princess Theatre. Sometimes street kids would sneak into the theatre and sleep in the boxes after a show. The Princess Theatre has a fantastic history that connects both to Market Blues and hundreds of other stories about Melbourne.

Princess Theatre; Melbourne In the novel, Sam and his friends spend a night sleeping inside the Princess Theatre. Sometimes street kids would sneak into the theatre and sleep in the boxes after a show. The Princess Theatre has a fantastic history that connects both to Market Blues and hundreds of other stories about Melbourne.

Melbourne's Metropolitan (Corporation) Markets which was demolished in 1959. In the novel, Sam and Flea chase Curly through these markets at night.

Melbourne's Metropolitan (Corporation) Markets which was demolished in 1959. In the novel, Sam and Flea chase Curly through these markets at night.

A military parade, possibly during the Boer War, passing the old Eastern Markets in Bourke Street, Melbourne. In 'Market Blues' Sam visits the Eastern Markets with Flea and his friends. The Eastern Markets were demolished in 1960.

A military parade, possibly during the Boer War, passing the old Eastern Markets in Bourke Street, Melbourne. In 'Market Blues' Sam visits the Eastern Markets with Flea and his friends. The Eastern Markets were demolished in 1960.

Miss Nellie Stewart, as Prince Charming in Cinderella, 1901 / Talma & Co., 119 Swanston St. [Melb.] and at Sydney by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr  Nellie Stewart was called Australia's sweetheart. In the novel, Sam Sullivan sees her backstage at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne.

Miss Nellie Stewart, as Prince Charming in Cinderella, 1901 / Talma & Co., 119 Swanston St. [Melb.] and at Sydney by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr Nellie Stewart was called Australia's sweetheart. In the novel, Sam Sullivan sees her backstage at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Markets where Sam Sullivan worked on weekends.

Queen Victoria Markets where Sam Sullivan worked on weekends.

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