The original Melbourne Hospital opened in 1848 and initially only had 10 beds, increasing to 20 beds within the first year. The hospital continued to grow, with further building additions, until 1867. It became known as the Royal Melbourne Hospital and moved to Parkville in 1940s. The site was used as the Central Hospital from 1944-46, and then re-opened as the Queen Victoria Hospital, which was one of the few hospitals for women and run by women

New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the 1800s

The original Melbourne Hospital opened in 1848 and initially only had 10 beds, increasing to 20 beds within the first year. The hospital continued to grow, with further building additions, until 1867. It became known as the Royal Melbourne Hospital and moved to Parkville in 1940s. The site was used as the Central Hospital from 1944-46, and then re-opened as the Queen Victoria Hospital, which was one of the few hospitals for women and run by women

Mortlake Flour Mill in Victoria (year unknown).

Mortlake Flour Mill in Victoria (year unknown).

Hoyts Circle Theatre, Essendon.  I think this is the one in Leake St that became a reception centre and has now been converted into apartments.

Hoyts Circle Theatre, Essendon. I think this is the one in Leake St that became a reception centre and has now been converted into apartments.

An earlier home of the Homoeopathic Hospital at 17 Spring St,Melbourne before it moved into its own buildings in St Kilda Road.This was formerly the Sick Children's Hospital.

An earlier home of the Homoeopathic Hospital at 17 Spring St,Melbourne before it moved into its own buildings in St Kilda Road.This was formerly the Sick Children's Hospital.

The interior of Cole's Book Arcade at 299 Bourke St,Melbourne.

The interior of Cole's Book Arcade at 299 Bourke St,Melbourne.

Commonwealth Motors at 111 A'Beckett Street,Melbourne, Victoria in 1937. State Library of Victoria.

Commonwealth Motors at 111 A'Beckett Street,Melbourne, Victoria in 1937. State Library of Victoria.

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