Map 18 – Aerial view of Flemington and Ascot Vale 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897554

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 18 – Aerial view of Flemington and Ascot Vale

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

92 x 96 cm

Inscriptions

18

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Aerial photograph, 1967, Flemington, Ascot Vale, Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale public housing estate, Craigieburn line, Ascot Vale station, Rothwell Park

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 and Ascot Vale. Visible are Melbourne Showgrounds (lower left) and Ascot Vale public housing estate (lower right). The Craigieburn train line runs across the right-hand side of the image, with the Ascot Vale station visible (upper right). To the left of the station appears to be a car yard - this area is now the location of Rothwell Park.