On this day in 1837 ( March 3 ) a new township was surveyed and named as Melbourne, in honour of the British Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. We are rather proud how it turned out.

City of Melbourne on

On this day in 1837 ( March 3 ) a new township was surveyed and named as Melbourne, in honour of the British Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. We are rather proud how it turned out.

Collins Street-Town of Melbourne, Port Phillip NSW, 1840. Lithograph by Elisha Noyce Original aerwork by William Knight, 1839

Collins Street-Town of Melbourne, Port Phillip Lithograph by Elisha Noyce Original aerwork by William Knight, 1839

Albumen print photograph by Charles Nettleton of Queen's Wharf, Melbourne, 1870s. The steamship "Rob Roy" is at the quayside

Albumen print photograph by Charles Nettleton of Queen's Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria Australia The steamship "Rob Roy" is at the quayside.

The Yarra below the Falls

The Yarra river below the Falls, 1858 photographers Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree

Sandridge (Port Melbourne) Pier in 1858.

Aerial view of Railway Pier, Sandridge,Victoria in known as Princess Pier in Port Melbourne.

1837 Russell Melbourne from the falls.pic-an2969818 National Library

Melbourne from the Falls

M.L Hatchinson, Melbourne in 1838 from the Yarra (with key),… - Prints - Engravings, Lithographs etc - Art - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables

L Hatchinson, Melbourne in 1838 from the Yarra (with key),… - Prints - Engravings, Lithographs etc - Art - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables

The view of Bourke St from Spring St, taken in 1858 : melbourne

Bourke Street, Melbourne picture - Early photographs - Land and Streetscapes - Culture Victoria

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