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17 Gorgeous Photos Of Vintage Melbourne For You To Step Back In Time

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

17 Gorgeous Photos Of Vintage Melbourne For You To Step Back In Time

Escape to another time.

Ah Melbourne. With all the hustle and bustle of the city, it can be strange to look back and see what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. Fashions may have changed and we don’t use horses to get around anymore, but in these vintage photos, you’ll see the same Melbourne that you know and love. Enjoy our round-up of excellent vintage photos of Melbourne.

1. Exhibition Building and Gardens, c. 1890-1900s

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

2. Alexandra Avenue, Queen Victoria Gardens and Yarra River, 1897-1903

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3. Front entrance of Flinders Station, c. 1910.

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4. Collins Street, looking towards Spencer Street c. 1910-20

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

5. Bourke Street, Melbourne’s Shopping Centre, 1915

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

6. The Palais and Luna Park, St. Kilda, 1920-1954

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

7. Campbell Arcade, subway from Flinders Street Railway Station to Degraves Street, 1920-1954

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

8. Family sitting in garden at Cook’s Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens c. 1930s

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

9. Gog and Magog, Royal Arcade, 1945-1954

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

10. Elizabeth Street, looking from Flinders Street, 1950.

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

11. Block Arcade, 60s

12. Little Bourke Street, 60s

13. Milk Bar, 1969

14. Swanston Street, 70s

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15. St Kilda, 80s

16. Lygon Street, 1983

17. Melbourne Central, 1991

If these images have piqued your interest, Old Vintage Melbourne is a great way for you to fall down a historical rabbit hole on Instagram. Otherwise, check out resources like the State Library of Victoria for more archives.

See More: Explore The State Library Of Victoria As It Transforms Into A Reimagined Space

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