What happened to | Where is?

What happened to | Where is?

Commonly asked: What happened to or Where is it now ?

Things that we came to know and love, but then moved with the hands of time.

By the way: if you want to know where something is, then ask away below...


Ron Robertson-Swann - Vault (1978)


Controversial public sculpture by Ron Robertson-Swann commissioned by the Melbourne City Council in 1978 for the newly built City Square Melbourne.

First installed in Melbourne's City Square in May 1980, it was moved to Batman Park in 1981 and then to ACCA | Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank. map.



One of Melbourne's most popular attractions during the games were the 36 fish installations on the Yarra River between Princes Bridge and Swan Street Bridge.

Each fish represented a nation competing in the games. Initially local councils were offered the fish, and then the broader community, and today they are spread far and wide.

-:- Outside wall of fish shop near Apollo Bay pier.
-:- Wodonga has the Jamaican fish
-:- Aqualink, Box Hill
-:- Casey ARC Aquatic Centre in Patrick Northeast Drive Narre Warren
-:- South Gippy Highway, Tooradin
-:- WTC Wharf area - Melbourne World Trade Centre



Although there have been a number of arches over the years, Melbourne's Centenary Of Federation Arch (2001) was moved from it's home near Princes Bridge to the Hume Council where it lays un-assembled behind its depot sheds.



The Giant Wheel continually moves around.

The Giant Sky Wheel first seen on the Geelong Foreshore, then Birrarung Marr (2007-2008), then the Mornington Peninsula Rye Foreshore during the Christmas Carnival (2008), then back to Birrarung Marr (2009-2010) and now back at Geelong Foreshore (2011-????).

See Giant Sky Wheel



Well, since they were taken over by Cadbury Schweppes, nothing much has happened to Tarax Soft Drinks. View History Tarax Soft Drinks


Cavalcade of Transport Mural

The 36.6 metre long and 7.32 metre high Cavalcade of Transport Mural featured across the main concourse of the Spencer Street railway station, depicting the first century of transport in Victoria (1835-1935), was commissioned by the State Government in 1973.

Today, the Cavalcade of Transport Mural is located in Southern Cross Station behind Spencer Outlet Centre on Level 1, high up on the back wall, stretching across Harris Scarfe and T K Maxx department stores.

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What happened to | Where is? 

VAULT | Yellow Peril From Wikipedia

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Background of fish

Wodonga Commonwealth Games Jamaican fish

Centenary Of Federation Arch History (pdf)

Giant Sky Wheel

Tarax Soft Drinks

Yarra River Fish Display

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