Justin's Drama and Theatre Links

OzLit - J. F. Daneill's poem about Melbourne in 1888 'The Jubilee of Melbourne', plus notations.

Artists Footsteps - Painting of Princess Bridge, Melbourne, 1888.

National Gallery of Victoria - Frederick McCubbin painting of Melbourne, 1888.

Josef Lebovic Gallery - Picture of Melbourne from the Royal Exhibition Building, 1888.

Global Ballooning - Picture of the Yarra Glen Grand, restored Victorian hotel (built 1888).

Photo Heritage Australia - View of the Yarra River, circa 1888.

Museum Victoria - Picture of the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, 1888.

Museum Victoria - Picture of Collins Street, Melbourne, late 1880's.

State Library of Victoria Pictures Catalogue - Find 27 images of the 1888 Melbourne Centennial Exhibition here or several hundred images of life in Melbourne, 1888 here.

The Philadelphia Print Shop - Picture of George Sala, the man who coined the term 'Marvellous Melbourne'.

National Centre for Australian Studies - Monash University - Excellent history of Melbourne from the Australian Places Database.

Visit Victoria - Discussion about 1880's Melbourne from Melbourne's Golden Mile Heritage Walk.

Visit Victoria - Discussion about some of Melbourne's finest buildings, constructed during the land boom of the 1880's.

Only Melbourne - History of Melbourne.

1UP Info - Brief history of Melbourne.

Melbourne Hotel Bookings - Brief history of Melbourne.

World Tourism - Brief history of Melbourne.

Museum Victoria - Marvellous Melbourne series of articles on the history of Melbourne. This brief article discusses the economic boom of the 1880's.

Local Traders - A history of various Melbourne suburbs. (pdf)

Carol Rothwell - A pictorial history of Melbourne.

Arakaraath - Reference to the source of the term 'Marvellous Melbourne'.

Arakaraath - History of Melbourne.

Australian Catholic University - Australian drama and Marvellous Melbourne.

ABC - Tourism interview where historian Graeme Davison considers the importance of Melbourne's 1880 and 1888 exhibitions as contributors to Australian economic growth.

Visit Victoria - Article about the historical significance of the Royal Exhibition Building. Includes photographs (part of Melbourne's Golden Mile Historical Walk).

Heritage Victoria - Heritage register details for the Royal Exhibition Building. Includes a detailed history.

Environment Australia - Detailed history of the Royal Exhibition Building.

Axemen Australia - Product poster from the 1888 Exhibition.

Environment Australia - Several photos of the Royal Exhibition Building.

Museum Victoria - Article about the Centennial International Exposition at the Royal Exhibition Building, 1888.

Walking Melbourne - Profile and pictures of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Walking Melbourne - Picture of Fink's Building, corner of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne (built 1888).

Walking Melbourne - Various pictures of the APA Building (the Australia Building), corner Elizabeth Street and Flinders Lane (built 1889).

Only Melbourne - Article chronicling the history of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Only Melbourne - Aerial view of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1888.

Frank Sharman - Recent picture of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Marriner Theatres - Article on the history of the Princess Theatre, Melbourne





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