1. List: Gill, S.T. - WORK - Bourke Street West in the Forenoon (1864)
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    This sketch by S.T. Gill accompanied an article of the same name in "The Australian News for Home Readers" on 24 March 1864. A fascinating aspect of this illustration is that there is an extant wooden printer's block of it held by NMA.

    The "Australian News" article does not explicitly name the horse businesses in Bourke street west. Nor is Gill's illustration explicit, containing only generic signs: "Sale Yard", "Auction" and "Shoe[ing] Forge".

    It's useful to compare this sketch with Gill's 1857 "Great Bourke Street, looking East from Queen Street". It shows street numbered Lilburne's horse bazaar at 61 Bourke street west, Watson's at 45 Bourke street west (both on Bourke Street's north side) and Bear's (on Bourke Street's south side). The horse bazaar in the 1864 illustration is possibly at 61, 45, could be another on the south side, or it could be a more general artists impression.

    Comparison can also be made with an 1862 newspaper illustration "Horse Market, Bourke street west, Melbourne" (unsigned). Prominent is "Kirks Horse Bazaar". T. Walsh, next door to Kirks in this picture, was at 45 Bourke street west.

    Gill's scene most resembles Kirk's Horse Bazaar of the 1862 picture (which is signed "Horse Repository" in the 1857 picture) and it would have felt familiar to frequenters of Bourke Street, but it really is a genre work. The 1857 and 1862 illustrations are not generic but historic.

    This list also includes later articles describing the annual horse show (1865) and the horse bazaars in Bourke Street west (1897).

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  1. Advertising
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 23 March 1864 p 8 Advertising
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    BOURKE STREET WEST in the FORENOON— see 'AUSTRALIAN NEWS.'

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  2. BOURKE STREET WEST IN THE FORENOON.
    The Australian News for Home Readers (Vic. : 1864 - 1867) Thursday 24 March 1864 p 4 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The new country or city seldom presents a more attractive object of contemplation to the inquiring eyes of that philosophic personage, the travelling ... 551 words
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    BOURKE STREET WEST IN THE FORENOON.
    The new country or city seldom presents a more attractive object of contemplation to the inquiring eyes of that philosophic personage, the travelling Englishman, than the bazaar, where horses most do congregate for the pleasure or profit of mankind. We Anglo-Saxons are pre-eminently a horsey race, and a little discourse about the universal favorite is never out of season. The adjacent lively view of Bourke street west, taken between the hours of ten and twelve a.m., is suggestive enough of a volume...

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  3. Gill, Samuel Thomas (-1880)
    Artist; Photographer; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Draughtsman; Visual Artist
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    Trove person record - artist.

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  4. Grosse, Frederick (1828-1894)
    Engraver; Gold Miner; Winemaker; Public Servant; Vigneron; Artist; Printmaker; Photographer; Electrotyper
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    Trove person record - engraver.

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  5. Printer's woodblock from an engraving by Samuel Thomas Gill of 'Bourke Street West in the Forenoon', 1864
    Frederick Grosse
    [ Object : 1864 ]
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    Printer's woodblock from an engraving by Samuel Thomas Gill of 'Bourke Street West in the Forenoon', 1864
  6. Bourke Street West in the forenoon / S.T.G. ; [F]. G
    Grosse, Frederick, 1828-1894
    [ Art work : 1864 ]
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    Bourke Street West in the forenoon / S.T.G. ; [F]. G
  7. BOURKE STREET WEST IN THE FORENOON
    Gross, Frederick, 1828-1894
    [ Art work : 1864 ]
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    BOURKE STREET WEST IN THE FORENOON
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    SLV catalogue notes the initial "G" lower right.

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  8. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1862.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 8 August 1862 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The system of political lectures in the "silly season" seems to have been fairly imported into this colony from England. The [?] is naturally an [?]s ... 7393 words
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    1862-08-08
    The proposal of the Market Committee of the Melbourne City Council to remove the horse bazaars (which collectively form what is usually called the horse market) has excited a strong feeling of opposition amongst those engaged in the trade, and also amongst a large portion of the public. A preliminary meeting, to devise measures to prevent the removal being carried into effect, was held at the Exchange Hotel on Wednesday, and it was then resolved to call a public meeting on the subject, which was held yesterday afternoon at Morton's Hotel. Mr. Kirk, M.L.A., occupied the chair, and there was a numerous attendance...

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  9. THE ANNUAL HORSE SHOW BOURKE-STREET WEST.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 6 September 1865 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Through the enterprise of Mr Matthew M'Caw, of the Royal Horse Bazaar, Bourke-street west, the first Tuesday in September has been regularly devoted ... 1027 words
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    1865-09-06
    THE ANNUAL HORSE SHOW IN BOURKE STREET WEST.
    Through the enterprise of Mr Matthew McCaw, of the Royal Horse Bazaar, Bourke-street west, the first Tuesday in September has been regularly devoted for many years to the purpose of showing and selling entire horses. Until the present occasion, the blood and draught stock were paraded together, but Mr George Watson having lately converted Kirk's Bazaar into an emporium for the sale of thoroughbreds, the greater number of these formed a string of themselves, which, issuing from the back of the bazaar, passed up Little Bourke-street into Queen-street, and thence down Bourke-street to the front entrance. The draught entires took a similar round through McCaws bazaar, up Bourke-street, thence by Queen-street and Little Collins-street, thus regaining the bazaar at the rear...

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  10. MELBOURNE OLD AND NEW.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 5 June 1897 p 26 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The sketches of early Melbourne are reproduced from drawings kindly lent by Mr. J. S. Gotch, of East Melbourne. They were made by Mr. S. T. Gill, in ... 1011 words
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    The scene in Bourke-street, looking east from Queen-street, will call up many recollections of the early days. Then, as now, the section of Bourke-street above the intersection of Elizabeth-street was redolent of the stable. To the right, on the Queen street corner, where the four-storied pile of offices known as Salisbury Buildings now stands, was Bear's horse-market, for many years a very prominent feature in that quarter of the city. The street in front was used as a horse-parade, and a large business was done. In later years the old Horse Bazaar was used as a builders'-yard, and it underwent various other changes before the present building took its place. The two-story building a few doors lower down the street is the Australian Hotel, a great resort for horsey men, and it is there still. On the opposite side of the street are seen the premises which, without much alteration, have now for many years been known as Kirk's Bazaar, still the centre of the horse trade in Melbourne. It was then in the hands of Messrs. Lilburne and Anslow, auctioneers, whose name is dimly outlined in the picture, with the words beneath "Horse sales daily." ...

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  11. THE GREEK PANIC.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 5 June 1897 p 27 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Alter the attack by the Turks on the Greek forces at the village of Kutavi it was expected that the Greeks would make a stand at Turnavo, but at nigh ... 1040 words
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    This continuation of the above article refers to Gill's picture "Great Bourke Street, looking East from Queen Street" 1857, mistakenly titled here "BOURKE-STREET IN 1852-3, TAKEN FROM QUEEN-STREET, LOOKING EAST. (Drawn by S. T. Gill.)"

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  12. Horse Market, Bourke Street West, Melbourne
    [ Art work : 1862 ]
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    Horse Market, Bourke Street West, Melbourne
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    1862-09-13
    The Illustrated Melbourne Post, 13 September 1862
    Signs: Jenkins Saddler; Kirks Bazaar; T. Walsh, Morton; Duncan Howrie Saddler; Victoria Horse Bazaar / E. Brown; Tricket Saddler; Purnell / Plough Inn.

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  13. Advertising
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 13 September 1862 p 19 Advertising
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    T. WALSH, Tent, Tarpaulin, and Rick, Waggon Cover and Flag Maker, 45 Bourke street west, Melbourne. N.B. American Duck, Canvas, Twine, Calico. 6 3188

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  14. OLD SPORTING CENTRE KIRK'S HORSE BAZAAR
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 12 October 1935 p 4 Article
    Abstract: KIRK'S HORSE BAZAAR, referred to by early chroniclers as the Tattersail's of Melbourne, was established at No. 47 Bourke street west in 1840 by 1096 words
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    KIRK'S HORSE BAZAAR. By H. W. L. Schuchard.
    KIRK'S HORSE BAZAAR, referred to by early chroniclers as the Tattersall's of Melbourne, was established at No. 47 Bourke street west in 1840 by James Bowie Kirk, and there for 12 years
    under his direction it was the centre of interest to the pastoral and sporting community of the colony.

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  15. Great Bourke Street, looking East from Queen Street / S.T.G
    Gill, S. T., 1818-1880
    [ Art work : 1857 ]
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    Great Bourke Street, looking East from Queen Street / S.T.G
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    Signed STG 5/57. Signs on right: "Bears Horse ...", "Australia Hotel". Signs on left: "Slow", "Horse Repository", "61 / Lilburne & Anslow / Auctioneers & Commission [Agents] / Horse Sales Daily", "Watson", "Plough Inn".
    Note: Lilburne is 61 Bourke Street west in 1857.

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  16. Monday, 19th March, 1855
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 20 March 1855 p 3 Article
    Abstract: We have very little to say about the horse market last week, as the excitement of the races tended greatly to interfere with business generally. Our ... 114 words
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    LILBURNE & ANSLOW, Horse Repository, 63 Bourke street west.

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  17. Advertising
    Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle (Melbourne, Vic. : 1857 - 1868) Saturday 14 February 1857 p 4 Advertising
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    MELBOURNE HORSE REPOSITORY, 59 and 61 Bourke street west. Mr. LILBURNE has much pleasure in announcing that he has re-opened his extensive Stables and Stable Yards...

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    Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle (Melbourne, Vic. : 1857 - 1868) Saturday 7 November 1857 p 4 Advertising
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    HORSES Shod scientifically at J. Whiteman's, Veterinary and Shoeing Forge, G. Watson's Bazaar, Little Bourke street... to sell by public auction, at Watson's Horse Baazar, Bourke street

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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 23 December 1864 p 2 Advertising
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    Whiteman's forge, Bourke-street.

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  20. Advertising
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 28 May 1864 p 23 Advertising
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    Office and stores, 59 Bourke street west, near Kirk's Horse Bazaar. 4 3175

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  21. Advertising
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 24 October 1855 p 8 Advertising
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    ...adjoining to Mr. Geo. Watson's Horse Bazaar, 45 Bourke street west.

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