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Looking across to where Crown Casino is now. The King St bridge is under construction. 1958.

Looking across to where Crown Casino is now. The King St bridge is under…

SpencerSt Station 1962

Melbourne rail - I think this is at Spencer Street Station, Melbourne

St Kilda Road and Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, c1962

St Kilda Road and Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne,

Melbourne, Australia 1973. Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers.

Melbourne, Australia Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers.

Do you remember this? 35 years ago today on February 8th, 1983, a massive reddish-brown cloud advanced on Melbourne.   The dust storm hit the city around 3pm, dropping the temperatures dramatically, whilst wind squalls uprooted trees and unroofed houses. Visibility dropped to around 100m as the storm dumped approximately 1,000 tonnes of topsoil on the city.  Credit: Australia Bureau of Meteorology/Photographer: Trevor Farrar

Do you remember this? 35 years ago today on February 8th, 1983, a massive reddish-brown cloud advanced on Melbourne. The dust storm hit the city around 3pm, dropping the temperatures dramatically, whilst wind squalls uprooted trees and unroofed houses. Visibility dropped to around 100m as the storm dumped approximately 1,000 tonnes of topsoil on the city. Credit: Australia Bureau of Meteorology/Photographer: Trevor Farrar

Sorrento 1890

Sorrento 1890

Melbourne 1921

Melbourne 1921

Camberwell

Camberwell

Norwood Road - Burwood 1922.  Now known as Toorak Road in Camberwell/Glen Iris   Photo looking east towards Warrigal road, then known as Boundary road.

Norwood Road - Burwood 1922. Now known as Toorak Road in Camberwell/Glen Iris Photo looking east towards Warrigal road, then known as Boundary road.

An elevated view of the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets back in 1875. On each of the corresponding corners we see the Prince's Bridge Hotel, St Pauls' Anglican Church, the Melbourne Fish Market and the City Morgue.

An elevated view of the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets back in 1875. On each of the corresponding corners we see the Prince's Bridge Hotel, St Pauls' Anglican Church, the Melbourne Fish Market and the City Morgue.

1963, Essendon Airport, Melbourne

Melbourne's Essendon Airport taken in about 1963 looking south south-east towards the city. The line of the old Bulla Rd, in the centre foreground, continues on the far side of the field down Mt Alexander Rd

Victoria St RICHMOND 1967

Victoria St RICHMOND 1967

Queen Elizabeth Plaza, Museum Underground Railway Station 1982 (MURLA) now Melbourne Central Station

Queen Elizabeth Plaza, Museum Underground Railway Station 1982 (MURLA) now Melbourne Central Station Note: Image appears to be reversed.

The Lost shops of Burwood 1968.   Now in Hartwell/Camberwell on the Corner Lithgow Street & Toorak Road, these 6 shops were demolished for a Amoco petrol station.   There was A.D.I electrics, sub-newsagency, wool shop, milk bar & delicatessen.   Now Kmart tyre & auto.

The Lost shops of Burwood 1968. Now in Hartwell/Camberwell on the Corner Lithgow Street & Toorak Road, these 6 shops were demolished for a Amoco petrol station. There was A.D.I electrics, sub-newsagency, wool shop, milk bar & delicatessen. Now Kmart tyre & auto.

Early 80s

Early 80s

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