A pedestrian is stranded on a bench as water roars down Elizabeth Street during floods, 1972. Photo: Neville Bowler

A pedestrian is stranded on a bench as water roars down Elizabeth Street Sydney during floods, Photo: Neville Bowler

The first escalator in Melbourne was installed in the Manchester Unity Building opening in 1932,

HISTORY: the Manchester Unity building, on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets (opened was the first in Victoria to have escalators,.providing access to the basement and the first floor directly from the main arcade entrance at Swanston Street

Myer ladies lounge 1976. by David Wadelton (Northcote Hysterical Society) Melbourne Australia

Myer Melbourne department store had a huge floor Ladies Lounge for feeding babies and resting feet. 1976 image by David Wadelton (via Northcote Hysterical Society)

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

Repairing skylights on Melbourne Library - looking south

Repairing skylights on Melbourne Library - looking south

1845 - The original Melbourne Hospital

Over 300 photographs have been digitised by the State Library of Victoria for the Street History: Hoddle's Grid app which uses your location to show nearby buildings, street views and aerial photographs from as early as

Looking across river to Flinders Street Station, c. 1922. Photographer: Robert Gibson. A beautiful photo. Catalogue record states: Looks north to Flinders Street Station, down Aikman Street, from City Road, South Melbourne. The Alexandra Mansions and the Playhouse Theatre can be seen on the left hand side of the street. Aikman Street is now part of Southgate Avenue. State Library of Victoria Image H42558/6.

Looking across river to Flinders Street Station, c. A beautiful photo. Catalogue record states: Looks north to.

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