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

Collins St mid 1950s Note: Most buildings still stand except the grey one on the corner of collins and Queen.

Collins St, Melbourne Australia mid Note: Most buildings still stand except the grey one on the corner of Collins and Queen.

Christmas at Coles. 1970

Christmas at Coles.

Flinders Street Station | Culture Victoria Blog site for the Flinders Street Station project

Flinders St platform with Nestle chocolate vending machine.

Collins and Russell Streets Melbourne, Australia Photo: Angus O'Callaghan.Forty years ago Angus O'Callaghan chronicled the ordinary life of Melbourne, then his pictures were forgotten, consigned to a shoebox. Rediscovered they reveal a lost world, one that intrigues today's young collectors who are pushing prices for the prints higher and higher.

Collins and Russell Streets Melbourne, Australia Photo: Angus O'Callaghan.

Collins St,Melbourne in 1960 with Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria in

The Ampol building, later Elizabeth Towers Hotel, Melbourne c 1960

The Ampol Building was designed by Bernard Evans & Associates and completed in 1958 on a site on the corner of Elizabeth and Grattan street.

Hoyts Esquire Theatre, Bourke St, Melbourne, 1970. William Pitt, architect. Facade still exists behind Target cladding. Target, please bring it back to Melbourne!

PMG snaps - Bourke Street - early : Melbourne Photos - Page 2

Bourke St, between Exhibition and Spring. Link to a great set of historical photos.

Bourke Street ~ between Exhibition & Spring

Swanston and Collins St 1959. Buildings to the south opposite the Town Hall (left) were demolished for the City Square from 1966 onwards. The Regent Theatre in Collins St. (not shown) was also intended to be demolished but was saved by a union ban. By 1968 a temporary square was installed. On the right at the Capitol Cinema Sidney Poitier was starring in what seems to be ' The Defiant Ones.' Excellent details in pic if double clicked

Old Melbourne part 2

Bank Place, Melbourne 1949 vs 2017

Bank Place, Melbourne 1949 vs 2017

60's MELBOURNE NEWSSTAND Flinders Street Station Melbourne 1969. (PHOTO DETAIL) I love the woman in the big hair selling papers, & cigarettes are openly displayed, you just don't see that anymore. And The Queen on the Women's Weekly cover & the Girlie mags all pinned up. Great photo. From the fabulous book MELBOURNE by Angus O'Callaghan by Ben Albrecht 2015. (visit minkshmink on pinterest)

60's MELBOURNE NEWSSTAND Flinders Street Station Melbourne 1969. (PHOTO DETAIL) I love the woman in the big hair selling papers, & cigarettes are openly displayed, you just don't see that anymore. And The Queen on the Women's Weekly cover & the Girlie mags all pinned up. Great photo. From the fabulous book MELBOURNE by Angus O'Callaghan by Ben Albrecht 2015. (visit minkshmink on pinterest)

Bourke Street OMG I remember the east end cinema:-)

Bourke Street OMG I remember the east end cinema:-)

Flinders Lane,Melbourne,Victoria, looking west in 1950.

Flinders Lane,Melbourne,Victoria, looking west in

Driver Alan Dacey, Conductress Dot Rango and Depot Starter Ben Opie at Preston Depot in 1964. Official M&MTB photograph.

Driver Alan Dacey, Conductress Dot Rango and Depot Starter Ben Opie at Preston Depot in Official M&MTB photograph.

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