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Images of the St George and the Dragon bronze statue at the entrance to the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. The statue is the work of Viennese-born sculptor Joseph Edgar Boehm. It was purchased by the State Library of Victoria for the sum of…

In this article, an update is provided on repainting work being carried out at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne in the lead up to the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition. The most difficult task being undertaken as part of this redecoration,…

An illustration of painters gilding the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. This task was undertaken in association with other contracted repainting and redecorating work in the lead-up to the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.…

Depiction of St Paul's Anglican Church, Melbourne. The architectural style is typical of the gothic revival style common in Britain and the British colonies throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

A series of extracts from The Argus ranging from 1878 to 1880. They tell of the Kelly Gang's exploits and their encounters with colonial Victorian law enforcement. A few of the extracts towards the end of the list include descriptions of the…

A link to an engraving taken from The Illustrated Australian News depicting the gothic architectural design of the 'Deaf and Dumb Asylum'. The building, now the Victorian College for the Deaf, is on St Kilda Road in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran.…

This illustration is an early reference to the beginnings of the eight-hour movement. One of the first marches took place in Melbourne in 1856, when the Stonemasons working on the build of the University of Melbourne, marched to Parliament protesting…