Post Tagged with: "melbourne"

The Alan K Jordan collection of photographs

The Alan K Jordan collection of photographs

May 4, 2015

Social life & customs, Such was life:

The Library has recently digitized a collection of photographs of homeless people from the 1960s and 1970s.

Moomba

Moomba

March 3, 2015

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Melbourne’s Moomba festival first took place in March 1955 and was initiated to liven up Melbourne and attract tourists.

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

Bohemian Melbourne melody lingers on in Arts

February 24, 2015

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Even though the exhibition has finished, the melody lingers on in Arts.  Currently featured on the Listening Posts are releases in popular and rock music from performers and bands associated with Bohemian Melbourne.… Read More ›

Romeo Street and Juliet Terrace (what’s in a name?)

Romeo Street and Juliet Terrace (what’s in a name?)

October 6, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

In the 1870s Romeo Lane and Juliet Terrace in central Melbourne were home to men and women of the night. Supposedly men would ply their trade in Romeo Lane and… Read More ›

Melbourne’s historic skyline

Melbourne’s historic skyline

August 19, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

Melbourne’s skyline developed rapidly once the first passenger lifts were installed. The L. Stevenson & Sons warehouse in Flinders Lane had two of the first hydraulic goods lifts installed in… Read More ›

Olde Melbourne guidebooks

Olde Melbourne guidebooks

July 21, 2014

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Wondering what the cab fare rate was in Melbourne in 1973? Or the opening hours of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1911? Or where must imported explosives be unloaded in 1925? … Read More ›

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

November 26, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The bird’s-eye view is a representation of a city from above and was popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It can be an aerial photograph or a… Read More ›

History wins

October 29, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Congratulations to all of the writers awarded this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. Why not catch up with one of their winning books next time you’re at the State Library?

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

August 29, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The winter of 1849 was an exciting time at the Melbourne Hospital as love blossomed between the resident apothecary and matron.

Melbourne’s feral dogs

Melbourne’s feral dogs

May 2, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

In the 1840s and 50s, Melbourne had an unregistered dog problem. Initially the stray dogs were only a nuisance, but they soon became aggressive and threatened the safety of Melburnians.