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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.

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

The streets of Melbourne – by numbers

February 6, 2013

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

  In 1887, Melbourne City Council ordered the renumbering of properties across the city to make houses and businesses easier to find.

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

November 19, 2012

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The most complete popular & mercantile map of Melbourne, Victoria was produced by Frederick Proeschel in the early 1850s. Proeschel describes the map as ‘giving most useful information as to… Read More ›