IF dashing, restless, unlucky John Batman could come back to Melbourne in this spring of 1934 he would find little to ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 4,606 words
One fine morning in 1852 five former convicts took possession of St. Kilda road, a mile from Prince's Bridge. They "held up" 20 ...Article : 79 words
—(Public Library.) On the left is a contemporary painting of Melbourne in 1836, showing the place where Batman landed and the swinging basin of the Yarra. On the right is an aerial view of almost the same part of the city to-day. A cross marks the spot at which Batman landed; it is now the corner of William street and Flinders street. A tablet let into the pavement commemorates the event. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 76 words
This aerial view of the entrance to the city gives a striking impression of the lively intersection of Flinders street and Swanston street, where St. Paul's Cathedral is opposed to the Flinders street Railway Station, and where old and new buildings tell in bricks and stone of rapid, picturesque growth. This picture should be compared with the two pictures below. ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 65 words
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