The Astor Theatre, St Kilda. Spent many a happy night here, eating choc tops (best in Melbourne) and watching classic films on a giant screen

Two Melbourne icons - a rumbly class W tram and the elegant art deco cinema palace the Astor Theatre - Chapel St, south of Princes Hwy.

VEGEMITE museum in the shape of the iconic jar. Opening Australia Day 2016, The Big VEGEMITE Jar will be located at the "Home of VEGEMITE”, its production factory in Port Melbourne. Housing a five-story museum, the eye-catching sculpture will be visible in the Melbourne skyline.

Museum opening Australia Day The Big VEGEMITE Jar will be located at the "Home of VEGEMITE”, its production factory in Port Melbourne. Housing a five-story museum, the eye-catching sculpture will be visible in the Melbourne skyline.

The Skipping Girl neon sign, photographed  in 1968. "Little Audrey", Abbotsford, Melbourne, Australia. Via The Age. Erected in 1937, the locally iconic advertising sign for Skipping Girl Vinegar, achieved official state heritage registration in 2007.

Skipping Girl Vinegar - original little Audrey sign and related advertising with company name Nycander & Co who also traded as the Vinegar Company of Australia as embossed on the bottles.

Luna Park,St Kilda,Victoria in the 1920s.A♥W

Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia My Uncle delighted in taking me to visit Luna Park.

Australian  1c coin ( would buy 3-5 lollies at the local milkbar...)

australian coin - once a childhood treasure when it could afford a couple of lollies

Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967. State Library of Victoria Collection

Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967 Still looks much the same. Arcades (& lanes) are wonderful in Melbourne city and help make the city different to the other capitals in Australia. The Hopetoun tea rooms are still in operation.

Paper notes...

Paper Australian dollar notes no longer part of the currency.

Hills Hoist Ad - Australian Women's Weekly, November 1956

Australian mid-century advertising

The Hills Hoist, the laundry pram, the folding chair and the Canvas shade- all part of the Aussie outdoor lifestyle increasingly popular in the - Hills Hoist Ad - Australian Women's Weekly, November 1956

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