- MMBW plans
- Abortion battles
- Bishopscourt garden
- Bomb shelter
- Cairns Memorial Church
- Early Melbourne
- Jean Campbell
- Margaret McLean
- Yarra Park
- Yarra River
There are 14 images in this galleryLast updated: 30 July 2010 - 4:52pmTerm description:Maps, plans, aerial views of East Melbourne and surrounds.
There are 19 images in this galleryLast updated: 1 August 2011 - 9:20pmTerm description:MMBW detailed plans of East Melbourne published between 1895 and 1900.
There are 27 images in this galleryLast updated: 1 June 2010 - 5:35pmTerm description:
There are 2 images in this galleryLast updated: 27 July 2009 - 2:49pmTerm description:East Melbourne has long been a place where someone in need could find an abortionist, and abortion and the fight to legalise it are now very much part of the suburb's history. Dr. Wainer and her husband, Dr. Bertram Wainer, were the leaders of the movement, and founders of the Fertility Clinic in Wellington Parade.
There are 67 images in this galleryLast updated: 28 October 2008 - 12:32pmTerm description:Bishopscourt, the official residence of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne. These images were the subject of a talk to the Historical Society in October 2008 by Reverend Clemence Taplin, daughter of Archbishop Frank and Mrs Jean Woods.
There are 147 images in this galleryLast updated: 10 March 2009 - 11:40amTerm description:Bishopscourt is the residence of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne. It is on Clarendon Street facing Fitzroy Gardens and has a beautiful English garden in its own right. The Historic Garden Society maintains the garden with contributions of much caring time and labour by many volunteers and contributions of plants and kind from several businesses. Helen Page, who has been the inspiration and driving force behind this initiative, has put together a collection of photos showing the evolution of the garden from 2002 to 2008.
There are 10 images in this galleryLast updated: 1 June 2009 - 3:22pmTerm description:Behind a block of Art Deco flats in Garden Avenue East Melbourne there is a bomb shelter built about 1943 when Japanese air-raids were expected on the city. Having legislated to postpone Climate Change Armageddon, the present government has embarked on its usual delusional course of the very latest architectural viagra and plans a 199.3 storey erection to replace the bomb shelter. Higher level apartments will experience all the excitement that the non-Events Capital of the World can offer from F-22 Raptor dog-fights over the MCG to boutique bouts of train and tram arrivals.
There are 82 images in this galleryLast updated: 7 July 2009 - 4:07pmTerm description:Buildings of East Melbourne
There are 33 images in this galleryLast updated: 15 July 2009 - 9:48amTerm description:Completed in 1895 and named in memory of Dr. Adam Cairns, the church was destroyed by fire in August 1988.
There are 2 images in this galleryLast updated: 22 June 2008 - 2:44pmTerm description:Australian Rules Football celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. The first game was played on 7 August 1858 between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School in Richmond Paddock next to the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
There are 11 images in this galleryLast updated: 13 September 2009 - 4:24pmTerm description:
Jean McNeil Campbell was a well known novelist who lived in East Melbourne. She was active in literary circles and wrote substantial novels published by Hutchinson, London. During the Second World War she also wrote romance booklets published by New Century Press, Sydney. Her descriptions of life in early Melbourne are lively and passionate.
Copies of her works are held in the rare books collection at the State Library of Victoria.
There are 4 images in this galleryLast updated: 3 July 2009 - 9:48pmTerm description:Lanes of East Melbourne
There are 45 images in this galleryLast updated: 30 April 2013 - 4:17pmTerm description:Margaret McLean, a resident of East Melbourne, was active in the campaign for women's suffrage in Victoria and in fact was the first signatory to the petition to Parliament of 1891. Here are some albums of her family, her East Melbourne home and some clippings of the issue of the day.
There are 11 images in this galleryLast updated: 29 July 2010 - 5:46pmTerm description:Characters and personalities of East Melbourne
There are 0 images in this galleryLast updated:Term description:Kristin Otto's entertaining history of the Yarra River begins with the Kulin nation and its stories of creation and follows through to the building boom of the twentieth century. Through the millennia, the Yarra has been home, the source of life and the site of corroborees, entertainments, intriques and endeavours of every description.
There are 106 images in this galleryLast updated: 16 September 2010 - 5:37pmTerm description:What is now known as Yarra Park was, for thousands of years, an Aboriginal homeland. In European times parts of the land have been variously known as Yarra Park, Police Paddock, Government Paddock and Richmond Paddock. In 1858, Richmond Paddock was the site of the first ever Australian rules football match. Yarra Park is the home of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, host of the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Legendary heroes of athletics, cricket and football are honoured by a series of larger-than-life bronze statues by Louis Laumen.