Map 2 – Aerial view of Albert Park, St Kilda Road, South Yarra 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897007

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 2 – Aerial view of Albert Park, St Kilda Road, South Yarra

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

92 x 96 cm

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

BP House, The Domain Building, St Kilda Road, Melbourne Grammar School, Albert Park, MacRobertson Girls' High School, Fawkner Park, Shrine of Remembrance, Botanical Gardens, St Kilda Road mansions, Queens Road mansions, 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.

St Kilda Road runs down the middle of this photograph. Many of the old stately mansions that used to line St Kilda Road and Queens Road are still visible before they were demolished. Along St Kilda Road we can see the Shrine of Remembrance (upper left), the then recently opened arc shaped BP House (upper left) and Melbourne Grammar School (upper left). The northern corner of Albert Park is captured (lower left), featuring the MacRobertson Girls' High School. Fawkner Park (lower right) is also visible, as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens (upper middle).