A busy day on Bourke Street, taken in 1916. Looking West along Bourke Street, from down the Swanston Street intersection.
From the left on the south side of the street we see the Bull and Mouth Hotel, then Cole's Book Arcade, which ran from Bourke Street all the way to Collins Street. A number of jewellers' shops took up position this side of the Royal Arcade, with the outfitters of London Stores completing the block as it meets Elizabeth Street.
On the right, from Elizabeth Street is the GPO, then MYER's, then Buckley and Nunn's, and then Sutton's store offering the latest in Wertheim's range of pianos.
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Photograph attributed to the Kerr Brothers.
Notes from the State Library of Victoria tell us that the image is "A view along Bourke Street towards Elizabeth Street, showing the Bull and Mouth Hotel and the Cole's Book Arcade on the left. The Nicholson Street tram is travelling towards Swanston Street, with the passengers facing out towards the street."
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