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The iconic Flinders St station reflected in the iconic Young & Jackson hotel. The Young and Jackson Hotel, built in the 1850s, is one of Australia's most well known hotels. It was built, as the Princes Bridge Hotel, on part of an allotment originally purchased by John Batman in 1837. Young and Jackson were both born in Dublin, and "chummed together" to New Zealand chasing the Otago gold deposits in 1861. It is not known when they came to Victoria, but they purchased the lease on the Princes…

Looking east along Collins Street, Melbourne 1872 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Looking east along Collins Street, Melbourne 1872

Copyright expired image. Taken By: Charles Nettleton Original image from The State Library of Victoria. This Image has been restored by Foto Supplies, Albury, NSW, Australia

1965. The west end of Melbourne's Golden Mile is a bit down at heel - but it could be worse. This was architect Peter McIntyre's opinion of the "bad lands" west of William St after a tour of the area.

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Inside Georges Department Store at 162 Collins St,Melbourne in 1908.

Inside Georges Department Store at 162 Collins St,Melbourne in 1908.

Snow falls on Collins St, Melbourne,Victoria in August 1951. •Fairfax Archives• 🌹

Snow falls on Collins St, Melbourne,Victoria in August 1951. •Fairfax Archives• 🌹

Bell Street Heidelberg Melbourne Australia... Melbourne Museum Collection.

Bell Street Heidelberg Melbourne Australia... Melbourne Museum Collection.

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Autumn in Melbourne's City Square at the corner of Swanston and...

Autumn in Melbourne's City Square at the corner of Swanston and Collins Street on 26 May 1982. THE AGE

George Hotel at 125-129 Fitzroy St,corner Grey Street,St Kilda,Victoria in 1890.

George Hotel at 125-129 Fitzroy St,corner Grey Street,St Kilda,Victoria in 1890.

Masons constructing the Melbourne General Post Office in 1861. 🌹

Masons constructing the Melbourne General Post Office in 1861. 🌹

St. Kilda,Victoria in the 1910s, showing baths,cars and horse and buggy. •State Library of Victoria• 🌹

St. Kilda,Victoria in the 1910s, showing baths,cars and horse and buggy. •State Library of Victoria• 🌹