1951: People relax on the lawns outside the State Library of Victoria.

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.

Australia  1959  corner Queen St. - Albert St.  Brisbane by pizzodisevo, via Flickr

The Australian Hotel, corner Queen Street and Albert Street Brisbane, Queensland, 1959

1959: a bustling Oxford Street, at Taylor Square, Darlinghurst. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #darlinghurst

Taylor Square, Tramway Signal Box, Taylor Chambers Oxford St) and Capstan sign!

A great Archive tram photo, taken on Eddy Avenue in 1956. We wonder if these school children are off for an excursion! #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

A great Archive tram photo, taken on Eddy Avenue, in Sydney in We wonder if these school children are off for an excursion! Shared by City of Sydney Archives.

Corner of Bridge Rd Burnley St Richmond in 1958 #melbourne

A view of Bridge Road, Richmond, looking west from Burnley Street, circa History, Victoria Australia

Collins St mid 1950s  Note: Most buildings still stand except the grey one on the corner of collins and Queen.

Collins St, Melbourne Australia mid Note: Most buildings still stand except the grey one on the corner of Collins and Queen.

Tram at Balmain wharf heading for Rozelle. Date 1950, Skycraper City

Darling street Balmain (old photo) One of the biggest mistakes Sydney Town Planners ever was to do away with the city & suburbs tram network ! Now Traffic is one the biggest problems Sydney has !

Prime Minister Menzies launches Australia's first nuclear reactor, 1958

Prime Minister Menzies launches Australia's first nuclear reactor, Pig Iron Bob with a nuke. what a fab idea. he wanted the bomb too, he had his hand up


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