Melbourne In The Early 1900s

This amazing documentary is really just a series of very early film reels, each showing a different street or area of Melbourne as it was circa 1910. The architecture we had and have subsequently lost is stunning, although if you look carefully there's quite a bit that is still 'as-is' today. Original title was Marvelous Melbourne: Queen City of the South. 

It gives you a nice sense of perspective when planning and designing for today's Melbourne to have an understanding of yesterday. Also, damn we dressed classy back then!

Click here to watch the full thing.


  1. Hey Rupert, cool stuff: there are clips there from that doco that I hadn't seen before.

    I posted a few similar clips from between 1910 and 1931 here:


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