New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the 1800s
Over 300 photographs have been digitised by the State Library of Victoria for the Street History: Hoddle's Grid app which uses your location to show nearby buildings, street views and aerial photographs from as early as 1840.
The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, flooding at 6pm, 8 December 1862. Elizabeth St was actually the site of a small creek flowing in to the Yarra at the time of Melbourne's founding, and has flooded several times in the intervening 175 years. Created circa 1908. Black and white printed postcard.
Looking east along Collins Street, Melbourne 1872
Copyright expired image. Taken By: Charles Nettleton Original image from The State Library of Victoria. This Image has been restored by Foto Supplies, Albury, NSW, Australia
100 Lost Buildings of Melbourne
The National Trust has developed a new app called Lost ! 100 Lost Buildings of Melbourne, allowing people with an iPhone or iPad to go up to a range of city buildings and see what used to be there before they were lost to development. Here is a selection from their archive.
This historic image is of the Fish Market Buildings (c.1890) that once spanned Flinders Street, between Spencer and King Streets. The view is from the corner of Spencer and Flinders Street. It was demolished in 1959 for the King Street bridge construction, and the site is currently occupied by the North Bank Palace apartments. Colourised by Alan T. Hall Original Image: State Library of Victoria (Accession No: H11709). #MelbourneHistory #MelbourneCBD #OldPhotos #BeautifulBuildings
Photograph - Bourke Street, Mounted, Melbourne, Victoria, 1901
Photograph of Bourke Street in Melbourne taken in May 1901 as the city was being dressed for the visit of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York for the opening of the first federal parliament of Australia, which took place in the (Royal) Exhibition Building on 9 May. For the 10 days of the royal couple's visit, city streets were bedecked with bunting and arches. The photographer was M J Daniel.
Looking down Flinders Lane, horse drawn vehicles on road, cars lining curbs, pedestrians on paths. If you'd like to find out more about this image, or download a hi-res copy, visit our catalogue: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/73966