Melbourne Then and Now showcases vintage pictures of the city and compares them with the views as they look today. In 1835 John Batman sailed from Port Philip and up the Yarra River to establish his new village. It was the only one to be founded by a native-born Australian. By the 1850s the discovery of gold had led to a rapid expansion and the city now had the financial muscle to build grand institutional structures. Melbourne Then and Now gives a fascinating insight into the development of the city from its Victorian roots through to the twenty-first century city of towering skyscrapers, preserving many of the grand buildings from its days as Australia's most populous and prosperous city. Sites include: Flinders Street Station, Swanston Street, Princes Bridge Hotel, Melbourne Town Hall, Queens Bridge, Customs House, Grand Hotel, Flinders Lane, Elizabeth Street, Her Majesty's Theatre, The Cyclorama, Treasury Building, Flemington, Rialto and Olderfleet, Federal Coffee Palace, Bourke Street, Gog and Magog, Houses of Parliament, General Post Office, State Library of Victoria, Duke of Wellington Hotel, Government House, Windsor Hotel, Captain Cook's Cottage, Royal Mint, Royal Exhibition Building, City Baths, University of Melbourne, Victoria Docks, the MCG, Station Pier, Albert Park and Luna Park.

ISBN: 9781910904947
Author: Chapman, Heather
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Dimension: 170mm X 195mm