Oct 20, 2017

Hidden Melbourne

If you love pictures of historic Melbourne, check out this site: http://www.hiddenmelbourne.com.au/OldMelbourneScenes

This interactive site uses high resolution pictures, panoramas, photos and maps from the State Library of Victoria collections, like this one.
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/88101
You can click through to find lots of fascinating images of different sites in the early town and then rapidly growing city. Below, for example, is a view from 1855.

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/106370
And here is Melbourne by 1881!
http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/69723
 
Definitely worth a look. Thanks to Barney Meyer for creating the site, and to State Library of Victoria for collecting and digitising the wonderful images.

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