Historical Sketch of Victoria
First published in 1886Out of printThe Historical Sketch of Victoria
covers the period from 1803 and the first, abortive, settlement of Lieutenant-Governor Collins, to about 1886.
It has been adapted, as a small-scale facsimile, from the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
, which was originally published in 1886 to celebrate those first hundred years of the founding of Australia.The engravings are superb and the detail in the Melbourne chapter is great!
___________________________________________________________________Carlton & Parkville sketchbook
First published in 1976Out of print
Carlton and Parkville are two of Melbourne’s best-known suburbs. Most of Carlton’s buildings were constructed during the full flowering of the Victorian era, when pomp and ceremony were integral parts of life. This can still be sensed in the lavishly decorated squares and streets, where even the smallest cottage has its frills of cast iron lace.
Parkville’s name derives from the large park which lies along its western side.
In this book Brian McKinlay has selected twenty-nine historic buildings and other features of Carlton and Parkville, and told their colourful stories.OK sketches, great stories.
First published in 1974Out of print
Brighton, on the sea coast of Victoria, has grown like the Tasmanian Blue Gum that stands at the corner of Dendy and Church Streets. During the 1840s the tree was a sapling which looked out over the scattered buildings of the infant town. In those days Brighton was a haven for city businessmen who displayed their wealth to the world through the homes they built.
Brighton is rich in history and still rich in fine old buildings, of which a number are described and illustrated in this book.OK sketches and as usual, great stories.
___________________________________________________________________St Kilda Road sketchbook
First published in 1979Out of print
St Kilda Road, which runs south-east from Princes Bridge to St Kilda Junction and beyond, is one Melbourne’s best-known boulevards. Along its length flows a never-ending stream of traffic divided by the twin tracks of the electric trams which now serve what was once Melbourne’s longest cable-tram route.
The many interesting buildings along St Kilda Road include the Arts Centre, the Victoria Barracks, office buildings, apartment buildings and some residences which still remain to reflect the tempo of life and gracious living of the past.Ok sketches, great stories, love this series of books.
___________________________________________________________________Old Melbourne TownBefore the Gold Rush
Loch Haven Books
First published in 1991Out of print
Melbourne’s early history is full of surprises. Before its transformation by the gold rush, the settlement was an ambitious township which had already endured one great land boom and bust. Prosperity returned, and the foundations of today’s city and suburbs were laid. For the first time, this book by a distinguished historian takes the reader behind the scenes to show what happened and why.Michael Cannon is thorough and writes well.
___________________________________________________________________Melbourne After the Gold Rush
Loch Haven Books
First published in 1993Out of print
Here is the long-awaited sequel to Michael Cannon’s trail-blazing book Old Melbourne Town Before the Gold Rush.
This companion volume continues the story of our forbears’ work in developing an extraordinary metropolis – stimulated by the discovery of huge amounts of gold nearby. Within a few years Melbourne became Australia’s wealthiest and most advanced city. Every aspect of this astonishing change is covered, and brought to new life with glowing colour plates by contemporary artists.It’s always a pleasure to read something by Cannon.
Gollings, Greene, Hopkins and Emery
First published in 1992Out of print
Melbourne in the 1990s is given unique expression in this book.Melbourne Australia
presents a confident and enterprising vision of a remarkable city. This book features the work of Melbourne photographer John Gollings, who has received international recognition for his imaging of cities.Another book by the team of Gollings, Greene and Hopkins.
___________________________________________________________________Harold Desbrowe-AnnearA Life in Architecture
First published in 2004In print
Harold Desbrowe-Annear was an enigma: an architect who counted among his clients some of Melbourne’s wealthiest families and among his friends a wide range of bohemian artists and writers. In this beautifully illustrated and highly readable biography. Harriet Edquist explores both the multifaceted work and unconventional life of this intriguing man, a life that was sometimes scandalous and always eventful.One of Melbourne’s greatest ever architects, need I say more.
___________________________________________________________________Port of Melbourne1835 - 1976
First published in 1976Out of printPort of Melbourne 1835 - 1976
is the story of the many challenges and difficulties encountered and the successes registered in the building of a port which in many ways is Australia’s greatest terminal.Everything you wanted to know about the Port of Melbourne and were afraid to ask.
___________________________________________________________________Melbournein colour and black and white
First published in 1967Out of print
Melbourne in colour and black-and-white presents the many moods of a great city: Collins Street, with its atmosphere reminiscent of Paris yet typically Australian; the Melbourne Cup racing carnival with its contingent of international socialites; the beautiful parks and gardens that ring the metropolis.
These and the people who live in Melbourne, are the subject of this outstanding photographic essay by Australia’s leading photographers.You’ve just got to check out this book for Melbourne’s swinging sixties scene, so cool.
___________________________________________________________________Footscray & YarravilleA Pictorial Record
Design, editing and photography restoration: Roger Mitchell & Debra Frey
Fineline Printing Australia Pty Ltd
First published in 2005In print
A quality publication by the Footscray Historical society Inc with photographs coming from their archives.A great coffee-table book, I wish all Suburban based pictorial records were as good as this.
___________________________________________________________________FitzroyMelbourne’s First Suburb
Cutten History Committee of the Fitzroy History Society
Melbourne University Press
First published in 1989Out of print
Brought together by their interest in Fitzroy, contributors to this book include architects, historians and those who have participated in Fitzroy’s history.The first general history of Fitzroy, for anyone interested in the changing face of Melbourne’s urban life.
___________________________________________________________________Flinders St StationMelbourne’s Taj Mahal
Galaxy Print and Design
First published in 2003In print
Whether it’s a packed station or an empty station, there’s something to stir the memory at Flinders St railway stastion. While essentially a station serving the suburban network, it nevertheless ranks as one of the world’s great railway terminals.Pocket size and although the photographs could have been printed better, the book is well researched.
___________________________________________________________________The First Electric RoadA history of the Box Hill and Doncaster tramway
John Mason Press
First published in 1989In print
The history of the first electric tramway in Australia, and the southern hemisphere, is a fascinating glimpse of the conflicts and challenges faced by the promoters of the Box Hill and Doncaster tramline together with the residents, businessmen, politicians, orchadists, passengers, and all the other people who became involved.The intriguing saga in Melbourne’s first electric tramline.
Norman Cross, Dale Budd, Randall Wilson
Transit Australia Publishing
First published in 1954In print
DESTINATION CITY has been a valued reference source on the history and development of Melbourne’s distinctive electric trams for nearly 40 years. Updated, expanded and revised with a new format and structure, the fifth edition is essential reading for all those interested in tramways and the light rail scene.Everything you wanted to know about Melbourne’s electric trams up until 1993.
___________________________________________________________________Trams and StreetscapesMetropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s
Emile D. Badawy and John Sargent
Train Hobby Publications
First published in 2000In print
Melbourne’s electric tramway system is well known throughout the world, not least for the fact that it has survived the ‘rationalisation’ of the Victorian public transport system almost intact. The Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board’s most famous assets were, without doubt, the many W class trams, representatives that can sometimes be seen in service today. These trams ae featured, along with many of their four wheel predecessors, in this tramway profile book, showing Melbourne in the more leisurely era of the 1950s and 1960s.If you love ogling photographs of Melbourne’s street scenes, especially ones showing trams from the 1950s and 1960s, then this is the book for you!
___________________________________________________________________More Trams and StreetscapesMetropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s
Emile D. Badawy and John Sargent
Train Hobby Publications
First published in 2002In print
A further collection of scenes of the city and metropolitan Melbourne, featuring its famous and much loved trams. These images from the 1950s and 1960s provide a fascinating look at the various types of trams which operated each day, against a background of buildings, motor cars, advertising and the way of of life that was Melbourne in this bygone era.More trams and street scenes of Melbourne from the 1950s and 1960s, you just have to love that!