Swanston Street c1951

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Swanston Street

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paper on card

Dimensions (H x W x D)

21 x 26.4 cm (photograph); 22 x 29.3 cm (mount)


obverse: SWANSTON STREET, MELBOURNE, Looking Southwards from North of Little Collins Street Intersection. / The busiest thoroughfare in the city, Swanston Street carries an immense body of traffic of every description to and from the southern cities and suburbs of Greater Melbourne, a continuous stream coming and going by way of Princes Bridge. The Town Hall and St. Paul's Cathedral on the left, and the Shrine of Remembrance in the far distance.

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City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection


Melbourne, Swanston Street, Town Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shrine of Remembrance, Streets of Melbourne, 1950s, Souvenir View Book of Melbourne, Trams,


A black and white photograph of Swanston Street, c1951. Melbourne Town Hall and St Paul's Cathedral are visible on the left hand side and the Shrine of Remembrance is visible in the distance. The photograph is from the book "Souvenir View Book of Melbourne" published by Osboldstone in 1951.