Bourke Street Melbourne, looking west from Swanston Street, showing south side of the street c1880

Bourke Street Melbourne, looking west from Swanston Street, showing south side of the street c1880

The Skipping Girl neon sign, photographed in 1968. "Little Audrey", Abbotsford, Melbourne, Australia. Via The Age. Erected in 1937, the locally iconic advertising sign for Skipping Girl Vinegar, achieved official state heritage registration in 2007.

The Skipping Girl neon sign, photographed in 1968. "Little Audrey", Abbotsford, Melbourne, Australia. Via The Age. Erected in 1937, the locally iconic advertising sign for Skipping Girl Vinegar, achieved official state heritage registration in 2007.

Feeding the Chooks, 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greensborough, Victoria durng the Depression

Feeding the Chooks, 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greensborough, Victoria durng the Depression

Original Skipping Girl neon: 1936-1968. "The end of a Melbourne landmark. The original Skipping Girl sign about to be demolished in October 1968. Subsequently a replica was made by Whiteway Neon and erected on a nearby site". The Melbourne illuminated sign company Whiteway Neon (originally called Neon Electric Signs).

Original Skipping Girl neon: 1936-1968. "The end of a Melbourne landmark. The original Skipping Girl sign about to be demolished in October 1968. Subsequently a replica was made by Whiteway Neon and erected on a nearby site". The Melbourne illuminated sign company Whiteway Neon (originally called Neon Electric Signs).

October 1955: Terrace of rooms behind a house at 50 Argyle St. Fitzroy. Tenants paid $1.76 for draughty single rooms.

October 1955: Terrace of rooms behind a house at 50 Argyle St. Fitzroy. Tenants paid $1.76 for draughty single rooms.

April 1977: Melbourne resident Elizabeth Thompson stands with her two children, Paul and Jane, in their house in Thompson St, Kensington. The house was described by the Tenants' Union as one of the worst ever seen. - Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

April 1977: Melbourne resident Elizabeth Thompson stands with her two children, Paul and Jane, in their house in Thompson St, Kensington. The house was described by the Tenants' Union as one of the worst ever seen. - Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun

Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

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