Map 1 – Aerial view of Albert Park, South Yarra, St Kilda Junction 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897006

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 1 – Aerial view of Albert Park, South Yarra, St Kilda Junction

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

96 x 92 cm

Inscriptions

1

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Aerial photography, aerial map, Albert Park, South Yarra, Melbourne, Albert Park Barracks, Junction Oval, Middle Park Stadium, Queens Way, Fawkner Park, St Kilda Junction, 1967

Summary

This aerial photograph is part of a collection of maps stored in a wooden cabinet. The series was created by the Melbourne City Council Engineering Services department in the late 1960s. The photographs document the Melbourne City Council municipality, particularly focusing on the areas west, north-west and south of Melbourne CBD. These areas have undergone huge urban transformation in the time since these photographs have been taken.

This photograph captures the parks south of the city. Albert Park is located on the left. The Albert Park Barracks (demolished 1979) are visible on the southwest corner of Albert Park (lower left). Junction Oval (lower middle) and Middle Park Stadium (lower left) are also visible. Also documented is St Kilda Junction during the construction of Queens Way, which opened on 11 December 1968 (lower right).