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50 Magic Years in Melbourne 2006
50 Magic Years in Melbourne 2006
Melbourne
Taking place in November 2006, a number of exhibitions and events combined to celebrate 50 magic years in Melbourne since the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The weekend (18th & 19th)...

Batman's Treaty of Melbourne - 1835
Batman's Treaty of Melbourne - 1835
Cunningham Street, Northcote
Since the infamous TREATY was signed on 6th June 1835, the circumstances around the foundation of Melbourne, and who should take credit, have long been matters of dispute. Even the location of...

Burke and Wills Expedition
Burke and Wills Expedition
Melbourne
The Burke and Wills Expedition was originally called the Victorian Exploring Expedition and its aim was to cross the continent of Australia from Melbourne on the south coast to the north...

Captain Matthew Flinders
Captain Matthew Flinders
Arthurs Seat
Matthew Flinders helped shape what was to become the city of Melbourne is many, unusual ways. Although he never once used his own name for any feature in all his discoveries, Flinders' name is now...

Carols by Candlelight | History
Carols by Candlelight | History
Melbourne
Carols by Candlelight is an Australian Christmas tradition that originated in Melbourne and now spread around the world. The first Carols by Candlelight were held in Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne...

Charles Grimes - 1802 Port Phillip Bay Survey
Charles Grimes - 1802 Port Phillip Bay Survey
Melbourne
In 1802 the third governor of New South Wales, Governor King, sent the Surveyor General of New South Wales, Charles Grimes to explore King Island, Western Port, and Port Phillip, then the southern...

Cyclorama of Early Melbourne
Cyclorama of Early Melbourne
Melbourne
At the State Library of Victoria, this rare and historical cyclorama oil painting shows a 360 degree view of Melbourne in the 1840s. Measuring 100 feet, this panorama is one of the earliest known...

Dabbling with the Diary: Batman
Dabbling with the Diary: Batman
Cunningham Street, Northcote
It seems that Batman expected his diary would be forwarded to London as part of the submission to the British Government. It was vital then, that his diary be consistent with the pro forma wording...

Discovery of Gold
Discovery of Gold
Melbourne
"Put it away Mr Clarke, or we shall all have our throats cut". - Sir George Phillips, 1844 after Reverend WB Clarke presented his gold discovery. Discovery of Gold > Early gold...

Docklands Precinct Heritage Sites
Docklands Precinct Heritage Sites
Melbourne
Batman's Hill Marker When John Batman first settled the Port Phillip district in 1835, a small hill known as Pleasant Hill was a key feature of the landscape. Elevated land was very desirable in...

Emblems of Victoria
Emblems of Victoria
Melbourne
The emblems of Victoria include... Floral emblem: Pink Heath Animal emblem: Leadbeater's Possum* Bird emblem: Helmeted Honeyeater* Marine Faunal Emblem: Weedy Seadragon *Considered to be...

Encyclopedia of Melbourne | eMelbourne
Encyclopedia of Melbourne | eMelbourne
Melbourne
The Encyclopedia is an A to Z reference work covering the city's history from pre-European settlement up to the present day. Alphabetical entries range from short factual summaries about places,...

Eureka Stockade
Eureka Stockade
Corner Eureka Street and Rodier Street, Eureka
The Eureka Rebellion in 1854 was an organised rebellion of gold miners of Ballarat against British colonial authority. The Battle of Eureka Stockade was fought between miners and the Colonial...

First Men Hanged Memorial
First Men Hanged Memorial
Melbourne
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner first men hanged in Melbourne Call for memorial for first men hanged in Melbourne Buried beneath the tarmac and tourist trinkets of the Queen Victoria...

Foundation of Melbourne
Foundation of Melbourne
Melbourne
The City of Melbourne was meticulously planned but it began as a barely legal, speculative settlement that broke away from New South Wales. It was fortunate to be blessed with farsighted...

Garryowen's Melbourne
Garryowen's Melbourne
Melbourne
Edmund Finn arrived in Melbourne in 1841 and began writing colourful descriptions of life in early Melbourne under the pseudonym of Garryowen. :: John Pascoe Fawkner :: Burial Hill :: Eerie...

Great Bookie Robbery
Great Bookie Robbery
Queen Street, Melbourne
There would not be many locals over the age of 21 who have not heard of the Great Bookie Robbery which took place in Melbourne's CBD in April 1976. Amazingly, no-one has ever been convicted, and...

Greatest moment in Australian sport: Cathy Freeman WIN @ 2000 Olympic Games
Greatest moment in Australian sport: Cathy Freeman WIN @ 2000 Olympic Games
Australia
The greatest moment in Australian sport. Freeman came into the 400m final with the weight of a nation on her shoulders, after being the star of the Games opening ceremony. The two-time world...

Henley on Yarra
Henley on Yarra
Melbourne
Melbourne's high points of colour and activity from 1904 until after World War 2 were the annual Henley-on-Yarra regattas. They were held each year during spring, between the Caulfield and...

Historical Information Sources
Historical Information Sources
Melbourne
History in Australia and in particular Victoria, is well recorded and maintained. Listed below are but some of the Government maintained records and sources for historical information. Public...

Historical Societies of Victoria
Historical Societies of Victoria
Melbourne
Melbourne and Victorian Historical Societies include: HISTORICAL SOCIETIES Box Hill Historical Society Suite 7, Town Hall Hub, 27 Banks Street, Box Hill (Rear of Box Hill Town Hall) Postal...

History of Melbourne
History of Melbourne
Melbourne
The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. This special place is now known by its European name of Melbourne. Today, Melbourne...

Historypin
Historypin
Melbourne
A global community collaborating around history Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the...

HMAS Melbourne
HMAS Melbourne
Melbourne
Three Royal Australian Navy ships have been named HMAS Melbourne: -:- HMAS Melbourne - Chatham class light cruiser | 1912 - 1929. -:- HMAS Melbourne (R21) Majestic class aircraft carrier | 1947 -...

Impressions of Melbourne
Impressions of Melbourne
Melbourne
After 100 hard days at sea, reaching dry land at Melbourne was hardly the paradise many had been waiting for. "The migrants who had travelled so eagerly to the other side of the world were rarely...

Jerilderie Letter
Jerilderie Letter
Jerilderie
The Jerilderie Letter event commemorates the 1879 raid on Jerilderie by Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steven Hart and Joe Byrne. The raid took place between Saturday February 8th, 1879 and Monday...

Judge Walpole Willis' Port Phillip Casebooks
Judge Walpole Willis' Port Phillip Casebooks
Box Hill
Judge Walpole Willis' Port Phillip Casebooks on the Web The twenty-six handwritten case books listed below and a small collection of loose papers (Box 55) form the archive of Judge Willis, first...

Know Your Melbourne (c1945)
Know Your Melbourne (c1945)
Melbourne
This colour cinema advertisement from around 1945 was for CE Miller and Company, a removal and storage business based in Melbourne and shows off Melbourne city and suburbs of the mid 1940's. This...

Koori and Aboriginal History
Koori and Aboriginal History
Melbourne
The area around Port Phillip was the home of the Kulin nation, an alliance of several language groups of Indigenous Australians, whose ancestors had lived in the area for approximately 30,000 years....

La Trobe's Arrival | 170th Anniversary
La Trobe's Arrival | 170th Anniversary
Dallas Brooks Drive Melbourne
On 3 October 2009, Friends of La Trobe's Cottage re-enacted La Trobe's arrival at Port Phillip. Charles Joseph La Trobe took over from Captain Lonsdale and assumed the position of Superintendent...

Labour Day | History
Labour Day | History
Melbourne
Melbourne celebrates Labour Day with a public holiday on the second Monday of March every year. Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement which advocated eight hours for work eight...

Lazarus Diary
Lazarus Diary
Melbourne
One of the State Library of Victoria collection treasures is the Lazarus Diary, which contains one of the few eyewitness accounts of the Eureka uprising in December 1854. Measuring 12cm x 18.5cm,...

Little Lonsdale Street
Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
In the summer of 1987-88, almost an entire block at the northern end of Melbourne's Central Business District was excavated by a team of historical archaeologists, before being redeveloped for tall...

Marvellous Melbourne
Marvellous Melbourne
11 Nicholson St Carlton
By world standards, Melbourne is a young city. But it has layers of history. Here you can discover some of them. Bluestone and concrete, paint and neon, Victorian-ornate and sheet-glass - all cram...

Marvellous Melbourne (c1910)
Marvellous Melbourne (c1910)
Melbourne
Marvellous Melbourne: Queen City of the South comprises three clips covering Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne buildings and Melbourne Recreational activities. Clip 1: Swanston and Collins...

Melbourne Archive in UN World Register
Melbourne Archive in UN World Register
Melbourne
A Melbourne archive that features the work of one of the first artists in the world to work with laser, sound and image production, Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, has been included in the UNESCO...

Melbourne City 1931
Melbourne City 1931
Melbourne
This clip begins with a panoramic view from the Morehouse Tower of St Paul's Cathedral looking south over the Yarra River to the Botanical Gardens and the War Memorial. It is followed by a tracking...

Melbourne Docklands History
Melbourne Docklands History
Melbourne
Until the 1880s ships coming into Melbourne anchored in Hobson's Bay and unloaded their cargo onto lighters which then made their way up the Yarra River to wharves such as the famous Queen's Wharf....

Melbourne Historical | iTunes!
Melbourne Historical | iTunes!
Melbourne
The iPhone app that tells the story of a great Victorian-era city: MELBOURNE HISTORICAL What Melbourne alleyway is named after a group of hard rockers? Where can you find a corroboree tree...

Melbourne Street Name Origins
Melbourne Street Name Origins
Melbourne
The debate over who actually named Melbourne's streets, and to whom those names indeed refer, is less important than their evolving role as socio-cultural signifiers. It was a Richard Bourke but...

Melbourne Video's from Observation Points
Melbourne Video's from Observation Points
Melbourne
Videos of Melbourne shot from Melbourne's observation towers and wheel. YouTube video of Melbourne's southern suburbs shot from Melbourne Observation Deck. YouTube video of Melbourne shot...

Melbourne | Now and Then
Melbourne | Now and Then
Melbourne
A pictorial perspective look at Melbourne, Now and Then. Featuring Melbourne landmarks in 2007 compared to how they looked in c1870 including: :: Flinders Street Station :: Yarra River...

Melbourne | Wikipedia
Melbourne | Wikipedia
Melbourne
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Melbourne is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia[11] (although the most populous in its...

Melbourne | Wikipedia | Page 2
Melbourne | Wikipedia | Page 2
Melbourne
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Continued from Melbourne | Wikipedia (Page 1) Housing Melbourne has minimal public housing and high demand for rental housing, which is becoming...

Melbourne's Centenary 1934 | Marvelllous Melbourne
Melbourne's Centenary 1934 | Marvelllous Melbourne
Melbourne
In 1934, as Melbourne planned to celebrate the centenary of European settlement, it seemed to some that there was little to celebrate. The financial strains of the depression, unemployment and the...

Ned Kelly | Bushranger
Ned Kelly | Bushranger
Melbourne
The infamous Edward "Ned" Kelly was born near Melbourne in January 1855 and hanged at the Melbourne gaol on 11 November 1880. Ned Kelly and his gang are Australia's most famous bushrangers,...

Origin of Melbourne
Origin of Melbourne
Melbourne
Where did the name Melbourne come from? John Delaney from Derbyshire, England explains the link between Victoria's great city and a small town in the English Midlands. In 1837 a small...

Port of Melbourne | History
Port of Melbourne | History
Melbourne
The Port of Melbourne has extended from Williamstown and Port Melbourne on Hobsons Bay, to the part of the Yarra River known as Queens Wharf, opposite William Street, central Melbourne. When the...

Prime Minister | Victorian
Prime Minister | Victorian
Melbourne
There have been 11 Victorian Prime Ministers including the longest serving (Robert Menzies*) and the first female (Julia Gillard). Ten of Australia's prime ministers were born in...

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett Street Melbourne
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) was formed in 1909 and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of...

Short History of Melbourne
Short History of Melbourne
Melbourne
A short version of the history of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Before 1835 The first people to live around the area which is now Melbourne were the Aboriginal people. There were...

Significant Dates & Events | Melbourne
Significant Dates & Events | Melbourne
Melbourne
The events that shaped the city of Melbourne by year. 1835 - On 20 August* the Enterprize charted by John Pascoe Fawkner and captained by John Lancey entered the Yarra River. After being hauled...

Smellbourne
Smellbourne
2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Melbourne has had many names but one it didn't like was SMELLmellbourne. In the 1800's the majority of sewage and waste from houses was emptied into open drains that flowed into street channels....

South Melbourne Market Beats
South Melbourne Market Beats
322 Coventry Street South Melbourne
Get a feel for South Melbourne Market with these cool videos by claudebaxter. Market Beats Graffiti by Graffix Fashion Parade Exotic Fruits South Melbourne Market...

spaghetti mafia
spaghetti mafia
23 - 29 Bourke Street Melbourne
A history of Italian restaurants in Melbourne commencing with Cafe d'Italia (later The Latin), The Society, Florentino's, Molinas and Marios, and how they became known as the spaghetti mafia. The...

The Department of History - University of Melbourne
The Department of History - University of Melbourne
Melbourne
The study of history has been part of the curriculum of the University of Melbourne since it began teaching in 1854. Under Sir Ernest Scott, Professor of History from 1914 to 1936, the Department...

The Lost City of Melbourne
The Lost City of Melbourne
Melbourne
M - Documentary Factual Docu-Drama 2022 1h 25m The Lost City of Melbourne streaming now on SBS On Demand Dives into the story of Melbourne city its former glory before the attempted...

Victorian and Victorianism
Victorian and Victorianism
www.victorianweb.org Melbourne
For much of this century the term Victorian, which literally describes things and events in the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), conveyed connotations of "prudish,""repressed,"and "old...

Victorian Heritage Register | Victorian Heritage Inventory
Victorian Heritage Register | Victorian Heritage Inventory
Victoria
The Victorian Heritage Register and the Victorian Heritage Inventory is available on-line in a fully searchable database. The Register is a comprehensive listing of Victoria's most significant...

Victorian Historical and Genealogical Directory
Victorian Historical and Genealogical Directory
Melbourne
Victorian Historical and Genealogical Directory -:- The Genealogical Society of Victoria -:- Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies -:- Royal Historical Society of Victoria -:- Chinese...

Video: History of Marvellous Melbourne
Video: History of Marvellous Melbourne
Melbourne
This newsreel parody traces an exaggerated history of Melbourne, and features cheap slapstick and bad facial hair. Marvellous Melbourne History video by Shane Northey. Co-written by Shane...

Video: History of Melbourne
Video: History of Melbourne
Melbourne
The history of Melbourne details the city's growth from a fledgling settlement into a modern commercial and financial centre as Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, in the state of Victoria....

Video: Marvellous Melbourne 1910 full documentary movie
Video: Marvellous Melbourne 1910 full documentary movie
Melbourne
Marvelous* Melbourne: Queen City of the South is a 1910 documentary of Melbourne that takes the audience through the hotspots of its CBD and surrounding features. P ublished in 1910, the film...

Video: Melbourne 1896-1910
Video: Melbourne 1896-1910
Melbourne
Footage from the video 'Living Melbourne' 1896-1910, from the National Film & Sound Archive released in 1988. Melbourne 1910 - St Kilda Rd by Tram, Steam Trains, Flinders St, Collins St, William...

walls of melbourne
walls of melbourne
walls of melbourne Melbourne
walls of melbourne in the lanes of Melbourne city. Click on the play button to play.. ...

Why Melbourne? Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Why Melbourne? Royal Historical Society of Victoria
www.historyvictoria.org.au Melbourne
For an excellent virtual historical tour of the history of Melbourne you cannot go past the Royal Historical Society of Victoria - Why Melbourne? Why Melbourne?: From Dreamtime to the capital of...

World War I First Shot in Melbourne
World War I First Shot in Melbourne
Fort Nepean
A surprising aspect of the history of Melbourne comes the news that the first shot fired by the British Empire in World War I was not on the battlefields of Europe, it came from a windswept fort...

Yarra River : The Wurundjeri & European discovery
Yarra River : The Wurundjeri & European discovery
Yarra River Melbourne
The Yarra has played a pivotal role in the pre-European history and the modern development of Melbourne. To the original Wurundjeri people, the river was "birrarung"- 'river of mists and shadows'....



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