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St Kilda, images from the past

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From St. Kilda to King’s Cross

Paul Kelly


From St Kilda to Kings Cross is thirteen hours on a bus

I pressed my face against the glass and watched the white lines rushing past

And all around me felt like all inside me

And my body left me and my soul went running


Have you ever seen Kings Cross when the rain is falling soft?

I came in on the evening bus, from Oxford Street I cut across

And if the rain don't fall too hard everything shines just like a postcard

Everything goes on just the same


Fair-weather friends are the hungriest friends

I keep my mouth well shut, I cross their open hands


I want to see the sun go down from St Kilda Esplanade

Where the beach needs reconstruction, where the palm trees have it hard

I'd give you all of Sydney Harbour (all that land, all that water)

For that one sweet promenade












Above and below, St.Kilda Junction before demolition of the southern side of High Street and name-change to St.Kilda Road.









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St. Kilda’s Luna Park is the world’s oldest amusement park under private management.

The landmark opened in 1912 on the site of ‘Dreamworld’ that closed in 1909.







Above, Luna Park in the 1960s, and the next four below, the changing face of Luna Park.







Above and below, we see two recent St. Kilda aerials featuring Luna Park.


I collect, therefore I am.

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Lopan's picture

Awesome selection of photo's.

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Sammy Knibbs's picture

Hi there,

I am from a Real Estate Company and am wishing to purchase a couple of the above images in High Res via email for our Christmas letters this year.

Can anyone please tell me if I am able to to do this and if so how much it will cost?

Thank you.

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Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.


Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

Transport & Design

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
Infrastructure Victoria unveiled a new round of research into its larger programme of work dealing with managing transport demand. The authority contracted Arup and KPMG to produce the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM) and while it is new, it is considered fit for purpose in the strategic context.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.