Vintage Australia

Fascinating photos and images of the making of our beautiful country and memorable events that have shaped our lives
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Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit in office.

I think every woman who is against feminism shouldn't vote. Because it is thanks to feminism women can vote today. At the time the photo was taken, feminists were called suffragettes.

Souvenir Program covering Olympic Games Australia 1956

Souvenir Program covering Olympic Games Australia For the first time ever the games were held in Oceania.

Coop's shot tower, built in 1888, is now enclosed by Melbourne Central shopping centre. This photo was taken in the 1970s, though the exact date is not known.

View of construction in central Melbourne 1975 of underground city rail loop. Now Melbourne Central. An aerial view of Coops shot tower looking over the construction site.

Bennelong Point  1952 - 2015. [Fairfax/Getty images & Destination NSW by Kevin Sundgren]

Bennelong Point 1952 - [Fairfax/Getty images & Destination NSW by Kevin Sundgren]

City Square, Melbourne (1980). Note the two significant items - the TV screen on the wall and the 'Yellow Peril' in the foreground

The old Melbourne square with "The Yellow Peril". I remember the "Lounge" where they had massive bean bags to rest in.

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Swanston St Shot Tower before construction of Melbourne Central Precinct - Melbourne, Victoria

Richie Benaud - Australian Test Cricket Captain.

Richie Benaud - Australian Test Cricket Captain and legendary commentator.

You had to love Melbourne in the 80s - with a water feature to celebrate Burke and Wills and the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool.   I guess this feature is gone now. What a shame.   See more of Melbourne in 1984 by clicking on the image

You had to love Melbourne in the - with a water feature to celebrate Burke and Wills and the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool. What a shame. See more of Melbourne in 1984 by clicking on the image

Bourke Street, Melbourne 1970s

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On the winner's podium: 100m Final. Australia's first gold medallist, Betty Cuthbert, with C. Stubnick (Germany) and Marlene Mathews (Australia)

On the winner's podium: Melbourne 1956 Olympics Australia's first gold medallist, Betty Cuthbert, with C. Stubnick (Germany) and Marlene Mathews (Australia)

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