Booklet containing black and white photographs of Melbourne, and a map of the central city, circa 1921.
The booklet states that it contains 'the latest views of principal streets buildings, etc' and promotes Melbourne as 'The Paris of the Pacific', a term that the text says was coined by Lord Northcliffe. It was published by Gordon and Gotch Australasia Pty Ltd, a company that was established in 1853..
The booklet includes photographs of: Queen Victoria Gardens - Lady Janet Clarke Memorial, St Kilda Road, Flinders Street, Bourke Street, Swanston Street, Elizabeth Street, Collins Street, a panoramic view from the Fire Brigade Tower at Eastern Hill, Flinders Street Station, Parliament House, Government House, Gordon Statue in Spring Street, the Fire Brigade Station, Melbourne Public Library, Industrial Museum and National Gallery, Trades Hall, Town Hall, the Exhibition Building, Henley-on-the-Yarra rowing event, St Pauls and St Patricks cathedrals, Alexandra Gardens, Church of England Grammar School.
The images are a great social history resource, showing people and the fashions of the time, trams, cars, street lights, architecture, infrastructure, well-loved shops such as the Coles Book Arcade, and advertising hoardings for companies such as Kodak and Warburton Franki.
36 page booklet, including the brown card cover, bound with two metal staples. The front cover features blue and brown text and the back cover has a map of Melbourne with a key. Inside the cream coloured pages feature black and white photographs with captions underneath in black print.
Donation from Judy Wheeler, 14/06/2012
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[Link 1] Accessed 27 Feb 2013.