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.
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.