Map 20 – Aerial view of Royal Park, Parkville and Princes Park 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897556

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 20 – Aerial view of Royal Park, Parkville and Princes Park

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

92 x 96 cm

Inscriptions

20

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Royal Park, Parkville, Princes Park, Melbourne Zoo, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Barkly Square, claypits, brickworks, aerial photography, 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 area of Royal Park and Parkville. The Melbourne Zoo is visible in the centre of Royal Park, surrounded by a number of ovals and fields. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is visible in the upper left corner. Princes Park is located on the right-hand side of the image, as well as the Monash University Parkville Campus (centre right). Visible in the upper right corner is a quarry, the former site of a large-scale brickworks, clay pits and tile and brick manufacturing operating for 100 years from the 1860s to the late 1960s. The claypits were filled in, and this area is now occupied by the Barkly Square shopping centre.