Kew Post Office, corner High Street and Cotham Road, c. 1890. Preserved today as QPO Bar and Restaurant

Kew Post Office, corner High Street and Cotham Road, c. Preserved today as QPO Bar and Restaurant. I used to live at almost this vantage point, about a shop in a little over 100 years later

La Verna, Kew (Melbourne), built in 1888; attributed to architect John Beswicke. Then named Heathfield, its first owner was H. Eeles, stationer, who lived there until 1910. From 1931 it was owned by Franciscan friars, who sold it in 2002 for $8.3mill; the grounds were subdivided and the magnificent 3.6a garden of mature trees, including a huge 100yo Moreton Bay Fig, was bulldozed. The property had been one of Kew's most significant private gardens. The house sold again in 2007 for $12mill.

La Verna, Kew (Melbourne), built in 1888; attributed to architect John Beswicke. Then named Heathfield, its first owner was H. Eeles, stationer, who lived there until 1910. From 1931 it was owned by Franciscan friars, who sold it in 2002 for $8.3mill; the grounds were subdivided and the magnificent 3.6a garden of mature trees, including a huge 100yo Moreton Bay Fig, was bulldozed. The property had been one of Kew's most significant private gardens. The house sold again in 2007 for $12mill.

Kew Cottages - before the govt sold out and left the mentally ill on the streets

Workers constructing the Yarra Boulevard, Kew, Victoria. It was built by sustenance workers and hence it was known as "Susso Drive".

Workers constructing the Yarra Boulevard, Kew, Victoria. It was built by sustenance workers and hence it was known as "Susso Drive".

Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, looking at Station St Late 1920s

Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, looking at Station St Late

Map from Morgans street directory

MELBOURNE is a city of phantom railway lines that once serviced the earliest inhabitants of the city.

Entrance hall towards the vestibule, Villa Alba, Kew, Melbourne, showing the frieze of ‘putti’ playing football and cricket

Entrance hall towards the vestibule, Villa Alba, Kew, Melbourne, showing the frieze of ‘putti’ playing football and cricket

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