Map 3 – Aerial view of the Yarra River, King’s Domain, Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct 1967

City of Melbourne

Registration number

1897008

Artist/maker

City of Melbourne

Title

Map 3 – Aerial view of the Yarra River, King’s Domain, Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct

Production date

1967

Medium

photograph on paper on linen, metal

Dimensions (H x W x D)

92 x 96 cm

Inscriptions

3

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Yarra River, Birrarung, Swan Street Bridge, Morell Bridge, Hoddle Bridge, St Kilda Road, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Shrine of Remembrance, Government House, Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanical Gardens, Olympic Park Stadium, Olympic Pool, MCG, Punt Road Oval, Richmond Station, 1967, aerial photograph, Melbourne City Council Engineering Services

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.

The Yarra River is central to this map. There are a number of bridges visible, including Swan Street Bridge (centre), Morell Bridge (lower centre) and Hoddle Bridge (lower right), as well as Richmond Train Station (centre right). On the southern side of the Yarra key landmarks include St Kilda Road (left), the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (centre left), the Shrine of Remembrance (lower left), Government House (lower centre), the Ornamental Lake in the Royal Botanical Gardens (lower centre). Visible on the northern side of the Yarra are a number of Olympic stadiums which were demolished (Olympic Park Stadium, Olympic Park No. 2 (greyhound racing track), Olympic Park Velodrome). This is where the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct is now located. The Olympic Pool Stadium is visible and remains in this location today. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (upper centre) and Punt Road Oval (upper right) are also visible in the north.