Australia - Melbourne in the Past

Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by settlers from Launceston. It was named by the Governor of New South Wales in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. It was declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847 and became the capital city of the newly created Colony of Victoria in 1851. After federation in 1901, it was the interim seat of national government until 1927.
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The famous Skipping girl. Melbourne, Victoria

Little Audrey The heritage-listed Skipping Girl Vinegar sign in the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia. Memories of always looking out to spot the 'Skipping Girl' every time mum and dad drove past, in Richmond.

Gas and Fuel etc, by Wolfgang Sievers, taken in 1967

Gas & Fuel Corporation building, seen from above Young & Jackson's Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne - St Paul's Cathedral - Culture Victoria

The Melbourne Corporation Markets also known as The Fish Market was located at the south-east corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets. Built in 1890 and demolished in 1959. http://www.walkingmelbourne.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401

The Melbourne Corporation Markets also known as The Fish Market was located at the south-east corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets. Built in 1890 and demolished in 1959

The Beatles arriving in Adelaide, 12 June 1964.     Photographed from The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 3 June 1964

The Beatles arriving in Adelaide, 12 June Photographed from The Australian Women’s Weekly - Wednesday 3 June 1964

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