The Null Device

Plus ça change

Some kind soul has scanned and put online the first edition of the Melway street directory, from 1966. It's interesting to see how Melbourne in the mid-1960s differed from the Melbourne of today (the City Loop didn't exist, but there was a railway line going from North Fitzroy to Royal Park; Monash University was mostly an empty space, and the complex of factories and squalid student houses to the north of it didn't exist; however, right to the east of it was one of Melbourne's many drive-in cinemas).

There are 3 comments on "Plus ça change":

Posted by: CNWB Wed Jul 2 23:25:28 2003

I have been scouring the op-shops for that for years. That kind soul deserves a medal.

Posted by: Graham Thu Jul 3 02:18:48 2003

Actually, it seems like it's been put up by the Melway people themselves. Which is great, means that it won't get C&D'ed off the face of the web.

Posted by: Benjamin Gardiner Thu Jul 3 05:45:17 2003

Cool. Funny that Melway put it up themselves, heh, I am wondering what my area of Brunswick looks like from those days.