Melbourne - Historic Photos

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The Melbourne Story

In 2006 Museum Victoria embarked upon a community collecting project with past and present Melburnians, who searched their private albums for their favourite photographs of Melbourne. Over 1000 family photographs were collected for 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album'. Selected photographs are featured in the 'Melbourne Story' exhibition. These wonderful images have opened up many new perspectives ...

Queens Arms Hotel Photograph of the Queens Arms Hotel, Swanston Street Melbourne, ca.1880.

Queens Arms Hotel

Photograph of the Queens Arms Hotel, Swanston Street Melbourne, ca.1880. To find out more about this image, or download a hi-res copy, visit our catalogue: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/69371

Swanston St, Melbourne, looking S from around Lonsdale towards Lt Bourke, c.1869

State Library Victoria

Beside the Yarra: The Paris End of Melbourne

The Paris End of Melbourne

So why is the Eastern end of the Melbourne, particularly Collins Street, referred to as 'The Paris End'? It's a great nickname, and one you hear a lot, yet you have to wonder where it came from. What is especially Parisian about this part of the city? It's architecture and general design aren't particularly reminiscent of the City of Light, and Paris' famous arts and cultural trappings aren't mirrored here either, as they are in some other parts of Melbourne. Nor is there any direct link…

Police Headquarters, Russell Street, Melbourne

Police Headquarters, Russell Street, Melbourne

Police Headquarters, Russell Street, Melbourne

Melbourne fog 1937 : melbourne

Melbourne fog 1937

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The Yarra below Queen's Bridge.ca.1895. National Library of Australia.

The Yarra below Queen's Bridge.ca.1895. National Library of Australia.

Melbourne Fish Market, corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, c1891-2. This building would shortly be replaced by Flinders Street Station. Photograph courtesy State Library of South Australia (B 72108/2).

Miscellaneous loose photographs relating to Melbourne and Adelaide

'Old fish market, Flinders Street Melbourne, 1891-1892', a busy street scene showing people crossing the road, carts and a tram

Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria | by State Library Victoria Collections
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Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria

between 1890 and 1900 Looking south east along Bourke Street with Coles Book Arcade on opposite side of street, pavement in front of stores covered by porches with corrugated iron roofs, tram and horse drawn vehicles in street, Parliament House visible in distance. Visit our catalogue to download a hi-res copy or find out more about this image: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/284189 Want to find more pictures from the State Library of Victoria's collections? guides.slv.vic.gov.au/pictures…

Spring Street, Melbourne

John Young Collection

Spring Street, Melbourne

Mordialloc Creek 1911

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Mordialloc Creek 1911

Melbourne Post Office 1851

Melbourne from 1852 to 1854

"Reminiscences of Olden times - Melbourne from 1852 to 1854" was written by J.R.M. and published in the The Queenslander and The Brisbane Courier on 18 December 1869.

Flinders St, Melbourne 1911

Flinders Street railway bridge

Flinders St, Melbourne 1911