Map 17 – Aerial view of Flemington and Footscray 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897330

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 17 – Aerial view of Flemington and Footscray

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

92 x 96 cm

Inscriptions

17

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Aerial view, Flemington Racecourse, Maribyrnong River, Footscray, Melbourne City Council Engineering Services, 1967, aerial photograph

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 areas of Flemington (upper right) and Footscray (lower left). Flemington Racecourse (upper right) and the Maribyrnong River are central to the image.