Melbourne Memories


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 Doing the Block Doing the Block
Doing the Block was the expression coined in the late 1800's for the stroll through Melbourne's shopping arcades, The Block and Royal Arcade. An elegant shopping experience but it was also the place to be seen. This was ‘The Block’, the city’s most fashionable shopping stre Read more..

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 Great Australian Heroines Great Australian Heroines
We are interested in hearing about ladies from settlement to 1960 who have never been officially recognised yet as “the real quiet achievers” they left their mark through their dedication, kindness or who sadly committed the ultimate sacrifice and until today have received littl Read more..

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 Growing up in Preston Growing up in Preston
The following article was contributed following the first reminiscences session held at Watsonia library April 2008. It is John’s reminiscences about growing up in Preston. John was born at the Bethesda Hospital in Richmond, 17.12.1936. His family took him home to 15 Dean St, Read more..

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 Help! 1960's State Bank Sign Help! 1960's State Bank Sign
Can anyone help Keith with information about a State Bank sign from the sixties? I can remember as a little tacker going into Melbourne at night to look at the lights and other attractions like Little Audrey the Skipping Girl, and the Coppertone Girl with her little dog pullin Read more..

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 McEwans Hardware Stores McEwans Hardware Stores
For more than 100 years McEwan's was 'the' hardware store with branches throughout Melbourne and its suburbs. James McEwan Hardware started in the Ballarat Goldfields in the 1850's before opening a store on the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins Streets, Melbourne [pic]. Read more..

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 Melbourne Dust Storm | 1983 Melbourne Dust Storm | 1983
The dust storm that rolled over Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon, 8th February 1983, was a freak of nature and (hopefully) a one-in-a-lifetime experience. The dust cloud was over 300 metres high and 500 kilometres long, composed of thousands of tonnes of topsoil from the drought Read more..

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 Melbourne Imaginary Guide Melbourne Imaginary Guide
Melbourne invited visitors to use their imagination to guide them through the city in November 2006, in a 45 second television commercial. A visitor to Melbourne finds his imaginary guide in Flinders Railway Station, a huge 12 foot giant dressed in a suit and cap. They check o Read more..

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 Melbourne Tram Museum Tour Melbourne Tram Museum Tour
If you are like me, and you grew up in Melbourne then you have a fondness for trams that you cannot quite describe. It might be that you still catch trams on a regular basis, and if thats the case then you might not have that same fondness but for me and my family, tram travel Read more..

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 Melbourne | The Carnival of Life Melbourne | The Carnival of Life
Melbourne’s name is its passport to a reputation earned over hundreds of years for providing some of the world’s most vivid, colourful and exciting entertainment on the globe, let alone Australia. Melbourne has seen the rise, and sadly the fall, of a number of entirely uniqu Read more..

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 Melbourne's Live Music Venues Melbourne's Live Music Venues
Seeing the advert above that appears in The Age each week featuring four of Melbourne's premier live music venues got me thinking about live music venues that launched many of our great bands... In the late 70's and early 80's, every suburb of Melbourne had its own live music Read more..

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 Milk Bars Milk Bars
There is not a kid inside anyone who grew up in Melbourne who does not have a fond memory of a Milk Bar or two. It may have been the corner shop where they lived, or the tuck shop across the road from school but we all remember them as the humble Milk Bar! Milk Bars A milk Read more..

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 Missing Melbourne Missing Melbourne
It's been just three weeks out and I'm already aching to go back to Melbourne. I want to sit on the tiled ground and watch a movie on the projection screen in Federation Square. I want to eat a spicy burger at Lord of the Fries. I want to return to my desk in the Language and Cog Read more..

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 My Childhood | Church St Richmond My Childhood | Church St Richmond
Part of my childhood during 1952-1962 centred around Church Street Richmond since where we lived in Alban Street was adjacent to Church Street. The nearest major intersection to Alban Street is Church Street and Bridge Road. Bridge Road was named for the bridge over the Yarra riv Read more..

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 Prince’s Court Prince’s Court
Prince’s Court was the name given to the entertainment area in the vicinity of today’s Arts Centre on St Kilda Road beside Princes Bridge that included Wirth’s Olympia. Wirth’s Olympia included The Chute, a circus and a zoological garden. Funny, having seen the postcards bel Read more..

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 Saturday in Jolimont Saturday in Jolimont
This is our story of how we spent a Saturday afternoon in 2003 retracing the steps of History Trails in Melbourne by W. Lloyd Williams about the origins of Jolimont. It was a relatively quiet Saturday given it was one of those crazy Melbourne weather days, everything from cold Read more..

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 St Kilda Childhood Adventures St Kilda Childhood Adventures
My childhood adventures in the playgrounds of St Kilda inspired a career in entertainment by John-Michael Howson. As a pre-teen youngster living in St Kilda the city was, in my imagination , a gigantic movie set. Every Saturday afternoon after a morning skating session at St Read more..

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 The Beatles in Melbourne The Beatles in Melbourne
On Sunday June 14th 1964 the Beatles arrived in Melbourne for a 3 night concert engagement at Festival Hall with 2 shows each night. About 45,000 people saw the six performances, and the last show was taped for television by Channel 9 and broadcast in Australia on 1st July fr Read more..

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 Valhalla Cinema Valhalla Cinema
As one does in this day and age, something tweaked my curiousity when reading about the Blues Brothers film on Wikipedia when I spotted this.. Cult-film status The Blues Brothers has become a staple of late-night cinema, even slowly morphing into an audience participation s Read more..

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 Victorian Scenes On a Melbourne Walk Victorian Scenes On a Melbourne Walk
Sedate and stately Melbourne is more ''British'' than Sydney, and some might say not nearly so vibrant. The city does contain, however, some of the most splendid architecture in all of Australia, and points with civic pride to the 1,700 acres devoted to parks, playgrounds and bri Read more..

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 Write Here In Melbourne Write Here In Melbourne
Reading books set in Melbourne can be like taking a tour through the city's villages. Melbourne is at once revealed and remade in the literary imaginings through which Jenny Sinclair has wandered. I HAVE a memory I cannot trust. After a party in Brunswick some time in the l Read more..

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