1867 The New GPO


Photo of the newly constructed GPO Building in Melbourne shortly after completion on 1867. The building appears on all major heritage lists where it is noted for its fine and impressive architecture and historical significance. The location of the post office is still used as a point of reference for the measure of distances from the centre of Melbourne.  The building has been extended over many years with a third floor and a new clock tower.

Photo attributed to Charles Nettleton.

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Notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "Photograph of the Melbourne General Post Office. Images show building with several people standing on or near Elizabeth Street side steps, a lamp post on corner, and clock tower without clock."

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.

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