What Melbourne alleyway is
named after a group of hard rockers?Where can
you find a corroboree tree that's older
than the entire city it's standing in? And
why is there a gargoyle resembling a 1990s
politician on the side of a Catholic
Though Melbourne, Australia is a
relatively young city, its life since it was
founded in 1835 has been full of incident.
From gold rush to the aftermath of armed
rebellion, from the glory years of
"Marvellous Melbourne" to the crash of 1891,
Melbourne was a great Victorian-era city
where boundaries were always being
Its 20th century history was no less
interesting, as the city performed the role
of Australia's national capital for
26 years and later hosted the Olympic Games.
Now a lively city with a thriving
centre, home to bars, restaurants, the arts,
sporting venues and its renowned laneway
culture, the signs of Melbourne's past are
still everywhere to be enjoyed.
With well over 100 entries, the Melbourne
Historical app will help you explore
the historic buildings, monuments, museums,
gardens, mansions and theatres that still
grace the city streets, blending their
period charms with the vibrant Melbourne of
If you're visiting Melbourne
from interstate or overseas, this guide will
enhance your time in Melbourne with its detailed
selection of fascinating places. And
if you're a Melburnian, you'll still find
plenty of interest, as Melbourne
Historical includes many historic
items that are often overlooked by locals.
Ever heard of the historic iron urinals
in the city centre? Visited the memorial
to the executed war nurse Edith Cavell?
Looked up at the Shakespearan mosaic on
Collins Street or inspected the Elizabeth
Street cartoon cat?
This guide will help you see one of the world's
great cities in a fresh new light.
Your purchase will include regular future
updates packed with more items of interest,
and the app is only about the price of a
cup of coffee - a finely crafted
Melbourne coffee prepared by a superbly
nonchalant barista in a hidden alleyway
cafe, at that!
or scroll down for screenshots and more
allows you to search by category,
including an engaging "Offbeat" category...
Each entry includes a slideshow,
a map and descriptive text...
to guide you to the historic goodies...
are they saying about Melbourne
has done a splendid job on Melbourne:
bright text, some great images and an
easy-to-use interface and search facility.
I particularly like the 'Offbeat' section
that includes places most Melburnians
probably don't know exist..."
The Age, 11 March 2010
the whole point of the program was to
expose tourists and Melburnians to the
most interesting aspects of the city,
which were often small, obscure and
right in front of our noses."
Richards is a freelance journalist who has
written on various topics, including
travel, lifestyle, the arts, science, and
pets. He’s also an author of travel
guidebooks for Lonely Planet Publications,
and created Melbourne Historical in
association with Sutro
Media. Tim lives in the city centre
of Melbourne, Australia, with his wife
Narrelle Harris and their apartment-bound