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November 19, 2021

36 Vintage Photos of Melbourne in the 1970s

Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania. The city occupies much of the northern and eastern coastlines of Port Phillip Bay and spreads into the Mornington Peninsula and the hinterlands towards the Yarra Valley, the Dandenong and Macedon Ranges.

Melbourne is home to many of Australia’s best-known landmarks, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. It is also considered one of the world’s most livable cities.

The Melbourne Airport, also known as the Tullamarine Airport, is the second-busiest airport in Australia, and the Port of Melbourne is the nation's busiest seaport. Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station. It also has Australia’s most extensive freeway network and the largest urban tram network in the world.

These vintage photos captured street scenes of Melbourne in the 1970s.

Melbourne tram, 1970

Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1970

City of Auckland Ship at Melbourne dock, 1970

Flinders Street station, Melbourne, 1970

Luna Park, Melbourne, 1970

Melbourne dock, 1970

Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1971

Hawthorn Road, Melbourne, 1971

Melbourne street scenes, 1971

Vintage train at Spencer Street and viaduct, Melbourne, 1972

William Street, Melbourne, 1972

Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1973

Chapel Street bridge crossing the Yarra River, Melbourne, 1973

Malvern East, line 3, Melbourne, 1973

Malvern East, line 3, Melbourne, 1973

St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 1973

Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1974

Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 1974

Melbourne street scenes, 1974

Melbourne street scene, 1975

Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 1977

Intersection of Swanston and Bourke Streets, Melbourne, 1977

Spencer Street, Melbourne, 1977

Z1 50 in Bourke Street at Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 1977

Flinders Street from the corner of Swanston Street, Melbourne, 1978

Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne, 1978

Z1 11 in Flinders Street, outside the station, Melbourne, 1978

Flinders Street railway station, Melbourne, 1979

Melbourne, 1979

Along the East Brunswick tram route, circa 1970s

Bourke Street, Melbourne, circa 1970s

Interior view of a tramcar, Melbourne, circa 1970s

Melbourne tram, circa 1970s

News reporters beside the no.50 tram, Melbourne, circa 1970s

Waiting for public transport to arrive, Melbourne, circa 1970s

Waiting for public transport to arrive, Melbourne, circa 1970s




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