'Civilization in the bush'  ca. 1800's. Photo shared by the State Library Victoria. v@e.

'Civilization in the bush' ca. 1800's. Photo shared by the State Library Victoria. v@e.

January 1952: Children play in the streets of Fitzroy. -Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

January 1952: Children play in the streets of Fitzroy. -Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

Loggers at Walhalla Victoria 1905-1920 Museum Victoria, Australia.George Fletcher built sawmill in Walhalla.1940's

Loggers at Walhalla Victoria 1905-1920 Museum Victoria, Australia.George Fletcher built sawmill in Walhalla.1940's

Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

A train passes through flood waters under Chapel Street, South Yarra, in January 1907. The Imperial Hotel, seen on the left, is still in operation, on the corner of Palermo Street.

A train passes through flood waters under Chapel Street, South Yarra, in January 1907. The Imperial Hotel, seen on the left, is still in operation, on the corner of Palermo Street.

July 1970: Two young Melburnians play in the back streets of Richmond. The caption found on the back of this picture reads: "Where the young so often grow up without hope ... an inner-city back street that is home to many of Melbourne's poor - the widow, the unemployed, the unmarried mother and, often the derelict." - Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

July 1970: Two young Melburnians play in the back streets of Richmond. The caption found on the back of this picture reads: "Where the young so often grow up without hope ... an inner-city back street that is home to many of Melbourne's poor - the widow, the unemployed, the unmarried mother and, often the derelict." - Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

this is a photo of the Furmston Tree, in Central Victoria. It was one of the world's largest gum trees, until it collapsed in the late 1990's. (Photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria.)

this is a photo of the Furmston Tree, in Central Victoria. It was one of the world's largest gum trees, until it collapsed in the late 1990's. (Photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria.)

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