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1914 - 1919 Coles first store, 288 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Collingwood:1914 - 1919. Coles first store

Victorian terrace houses, Parkville.

Victorian Houses

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Very typical of strip shopping in Melbourne when I was a kid

Very typical of strip shopping in Melbourne when I was a kid

1963: A typical Melbourne family home in June 1963. Picture: Herald Sun image Library

Photo essay: Take a look back at everyday life in Melbourne in the Swinging ... - Herald Sun

IT is 1961 and king of television Graham Kennedy is celebrating the 1000th episode of In Melbourne Tonight. Pictured with Kennedy are beaming cast members, including Philip Brady, who is still in the entertainment business as a 3AW broadcaster. The photo, from the Herald Sun archive, betrays a certain innocence as we see a youthful Kennedy and his group of clean-cut colleagues enjoying a milestone in what was still the early days of TV. But the 1960s was to become one of the most turbulent…

Coles Department Store. In 1914, the first Coles 'variety store' was opened in Melbourne by George Coles in Smith Street, Collingwood. More stores opened and the chain was regarded as the leader in providing value to Australian shoppers. Interestingly, the building formerly occupied by the original Coles Variety Store is now the location of a Woolworths outlet - the major competitor to Coles Group.

Coles Department Store

Now are all K-Marts, I think. c 1974 Australia

1967: Family day at the Royal Melbourne Show. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Photo essay: Take a look back at everyday life in Melbourne in the Swinging ... - Herald Sun

IT is 1961 and king of television Graham Kennedy is celebrating the 1000th episode of In Melbourne Tonight. Pictured with Kennedy are beaming cast members, including Philip Brady, who is still in the entertainment business as a 3AW broadcaster. The photo, from the Herald Sun archive, betrays a certain innocence as we see a youthful Kennedy and his group of clean-cut colleagues enjoying a milestone in what was still the early days of TV. But the 1960s was to become one of the most turbulent…

St. Kilda Rd,Melbourne.Elevated view from corner Swanston and Flinders,looking across Princes Bridge to station (year unknown) State Library of Victoria.

St. Kilda Rd,Melbourne.Elevated view from corner Swanston and Flinders,looking across Princes Bridge to station (year unknown) State Library of Victoria.

The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo

The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo

Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, flooding at 6pm, 8 December 1862. Elizabeth St was actually the site of a small creek flowing in to the Yarra at the time of Melbourne's founding, and has flooded several times in the intervening 175 years. Created circa 1908. Black and white printed postcard.

Coles New World Greensborough Melbourne 1968

Coles New World Greensborough Melbourne 1968

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Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia - circa 1900

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Collins Street. Melbourne, Australia 1958.

Collins Street. Melbourne, Australia 1958.

Flinders Lane 1920s recolor

Flinders Lane 1920s recolor

Beside the Yarra: The Paris End of Melbourne

The Paris End of Melbourne

So why is the Eastern end of the Melbourne, particularly Collins Street, referred to as 'The Paris End'? It's a great nickname, and one you hear a lot, yet you have to wonder where it came from. What is especially Parisian about this part of the city? It's architecture and general design aren't particularly reminiscent of the City of Light, and Paris' famous arts and cultural trappings aren't mirrored here either, as they are in some other parts of Melbourne. Nor is there any direct link…