When Southbank was just South Melbourne
I've been looking for these old prints for years and finally stumbled across them. They were taken in 1986 a few days after the announcement of plans for...
ANZ Gothic Bank
The ANZ Gothic Bank stands majestically on the corner of Queen Street and Collins Street. It comprises two buildings: the former Eng...
Melbourne Dust Storm
An old photo (scanned) that my Dad had that one of his friends gave him taken in 1983 of the Melbourne Dust Storm. This is not a model or fake. I actually remember the day very vividly. We were sent home from school because it was soooo hot and I was in the pool when it hit. My actual memory was that I dived underwater and when I came up the sky was dark. Hard to say if that last bit was true? Hard to trust a kids memory :) from wikipedia: The 1983 Melbourne dust storm was a meteorological…
Beside the Yarra
The corner of Swanston and Bourke is one of Melbourne's busiest intersections, where the mall meets the main drag. And while the main buildings that ring this corner haven't changed for decades, there is one wonderful feature that is missing from the present day location: Foy's Rooftop Fun Park. Foy's was a department store, along the lines of Myer and David Jones. Started in the 1870's as a Collingwood drapery by Mark Foy, the business expanded in the 1880's; The Foy family went into…
Melbourne from the Falls
Richard Holmes describes biography as a 'handshake across time', an 'act of human solidarity and in its own way an act of recognition and of love.' The RM books were motivated by a similar sentiment. Re-excavating the physical traces of labour history was, as we said in the introduction, an effort to 'provide a bridge between the struggles of the past and the people of the present'.
Elizabeth Street #Melbourne looking north from Flinders, late 19th century. The Australian (APA) Building at Flinders Lane on L is currently the city's tallest structure (demolished 1980)
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Former Victorian Railways offices, Spencer St #Melbourne - built 1893, seen here c.1900. The fourth floor was added in 1912, which saw the removal of most of the pediments, finials and statuary as depicted here, and adding paired Edwardian domes above the entrance. A further attic floor was added in 1922. Converted to apartments, 1998. Protected.