1953: Swinging high above a street, rigger Jack Farley directs his invisible crane driver

Swinging high above a street, rigger Jack Farley directs his invisible crane driver to lower him to a pile of girders on a building site in Spencer St.

1956: Ahead of the Olympic Games opening in Melbourne, a giant torch was placed outside F

Ahead of the Olympic Games opening in Melbourne, a giant torch was placed outside Flinders St.

31 December 1953: Bill Young, Brian Collins, David Young and Judith Young enjoy a stroll

31 December Bill Young, Brian Collins, David Young and Judith Young enjoy a stroll along Mentone's breeze-swept foreshore.

29 July 1953: In Sunshine where the roads were unmade and there was no running water, Mrs

29 July In Sunshine where the roads were unpaved and there was no running water, Mrs Anita Steigler and her son Ernst along with the family dog set out for home with a bucket of water.

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1953: Children feed swans at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Children feed swans at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Melbourne Town Hall at the intersection of in Swanston and Collins Streets in 1951.

Melbourne Town Hall at the intersection of in Swanston and Collins Streets in

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.

Drive-in branch of the ES & A Bank at Camberwell Victoria.

April 1950: The handwritten caption on the back of this image describes it as the “township of Broadmeadows”. It is actually a street in Westmeadows that was the site of the original Broadmeadows village. You will notice some older-model cars to the right while a more modern vehicle is pictured in the centre of the road. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ARGUS

April The handwritten caption on the back of this image describes it as the “township of Broadmeadows"

1958 North Melbourne footballer Laurie "Twinkle Toes" Dwyer was a National ballroom dancing champion. His dance partner in this photo was Veronica Boylan.

1958 North Melbourne footballer Laurie "Twinkle Toes" Dwyer was a National ballroom dancing champion. His dance partner in this photo was Veronica Boylan.

1 January 1957: Graham Horn, Lillian Stiles, Peter Hunt and Julie Barlow were all dressed up for New Year's Eve at Luna Park. The original caption noted that the group had “a gay time”. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

1 January Graham Horn, Lillian Stiles, Peter Hunt and Julie Barlow were all dressed up for New Year's Eve at Luna Park. The original caption noted that the group had “a gay time”.

1957: Immigrant men play billiards in the Democritus Club Melbourne. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Post war arrivals to Melbourne. November Greek men play billiards and other games at one of Melbourne's Greek clubs in Russell St. by mountf on skyscraper city

1950s Melbourne: Photos give a revealing insight into everyday life in Melbourne in the 1950s Picture: Herald Sun Image Librar

Melbourne: Photos give a revealing insight into everyday life in Melbourne in the Picture: Herald Sun Image Librar

Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston were waitresses in Yosemite’s Sentinel Hotel in the 1890s. They danced atop Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point for George Fiske’s famous photograph.

"Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston were waitresses in Yosemite’s Sentinel Hotel in the They danced atop Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point for George Fiske’s famous photograph." via history by zim

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