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.
1860: Summer storm floods Melbourne
Flooding in Elizabeth Street in 1862. Image courtesy of National Library of Australia In December 1860, at the peak of the Victorian gold mining boom, a severe storm hit Melbourne and unleashed a deluge that swamped the central business district. Arriving just two weeks before Christmas, the floodwaters swept through downtown Melbourne leaving a trail…
The Last days of Bendigo Trams - 1972
Award winning Australian Artist Gail Tavener specialises in painting a diverse selection of exciting traditional, realist, representational and contemporary style original paintings, including Australian landscapes, seascapes, flowers, native flora and fauna, city streetscapes and typical Australian rural farms and buildings.
Young and Jackson’s famous nude
Just who were Young and Jackson? By MICK ROBERTS © THERE’S a pub in Melbourne’s CBD that's home to arguably Australia’s most famous ‘nude’. Established in 1861, Young & Jackson’s is one of Australia’s most recognisable hotels. It's also home to 'Chloe'. The pub, named after two Irishmen, was built as the Prince’s Bridge Hotel in…