1940s Melbourne Vista Across the Yarra


A view of Melbourne during the 1940s, looking along the Yarra from Batman Avenue. This image contains some of Melbourne's most iconic buildings and landmarks, including the Yarra River, St. Paul's Cathedral, Manchester Unity Building, Ball and Welch Building, Forum Theatre, T&G Building, and Scots' Church Steeple. The little building on the bank of the Yarra is the judges' box for rowing competitions.

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Photograph attributed to the Victorian Railways.

Notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "View of Melbourne from the south side of the Yarra."

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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