The Great Hall at The National Gallery of Victoria. World's largest stained glass ceiling, designed by Leonard French.

The Great Hall by Heaven's Gate (John), The National Gallery of Victoria has the world's largest stained glass ceiling - Melbourne, Austrailia

Cole's Book Arcade was a massive three-storey bookstore in the heart of Melbourne opened 1883. But this was a bookshop with a difference. It had a fernery, a wonderland with funny mirrors, a music department, a lolly shop, a lending library...there were secondhand books for sale, a Chinese tea salon, even a live monkey display! The arcade was the embodiment of one man's vision and humanitarian ideals: Edward William Cole.

Cole's Book Arcade was a massive three-storey bookstore in the heart of Melbourne opened

Mowing grass at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

A horse-drawn Massey-Harris mower fitted with low-cut bar, swathe board and stick, mowing grass at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

Mowing grass at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

A horse-drawn Massey-Harris mower fitted with low-cut bar, swathe board and stick, mowing grass at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

Hotel Australia collins St 1969 Photo: Angus O'Callaghan More

ANGUS O'CALLAGHAN (BORN Fashion Street archival print on rag paper signed 'Angus O'Callaghan' lower left editioned lower right 39 x Leonard Joel Auctions, Calender, Australian Auctioneers

Melbourne's fish and game market in Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River. This market was demolished in the late 1950s. Australia

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

Australia’s first suburban electric tramway service at the Box Hill terminus on opening day, 14 October 1889.

Australia’s first suburban electric tramway service at the Box Hill terminus on opening day, 14 October

Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne, ca. 1900. Colour postcard of a new section of Alexandra Avenue near the Ornamental Lake of the Botanic Gardens. At the top left-hand side is Morrell Bridge, linking Anderson Street.

Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne, ca. Colour postcard of a new section of Alexandra Avenue near the Ornamental Lake of the Botanic Gardens. At the top left-hand side is Morrell Bridge, linking Anderson Street.

Fred Kruger born Germany 1831, arrived Australia 1860, died 1888 Coast scene, Mordialloc Creek, near Cheltenham c.1871

Fred Kruger born Germany arrived Australia died 1888 Coast scene, Mordialloc Creek, near Cheltenham

The 'Yellow Peril' in Melbourne's City Square. Early 1980's?

The old Melbourne square with "The Yellow Peril". I remember the "Lounge" where they had massive bean bags to rest in.

PH 7101. View looking South East, showing the curve of the Yarra (now altered by the construction of Herring Island), the old Church Street bridge, Tivoli and grounds, and Rockley. c.1915.

PH View looking South East, showing the curve of the Yarra (now altered by the construction of Herring Island), the old Church Street bridge, Tivoli and grounds, and Rockley.

Last entry in our Southbank series. Crown opened in 1997 after being temporarily located at the World Trade Centre since 1994. As you can see, the Sandridge/Port Melbourne train line and surrounding factories and car parks were acquired to transform the area.

Last entry in our Southbank series. Crown opened in 1997 after being temporarily located at the World Trade Centre since As you can see, the Sandridge/Port Melbourne train line and surrounding factories and car parks were acquired to transform the area.

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