Tuesday, 3 February 2015

An old treasure

"Advance Australia - Album of Melbourne Views."

In a packet of family history documents I received from New Zealand recently was this little book.

It was sent to my great grand uncle, Alexander Morgan in New Zealand by his mother, 
Alice Morgan nee Kelly, who was my great great grandmother.



On the back page was written "To Alick with Love from Mother, Jan 10, 1893".


The little book contains some very amazing, very early pictures of Melbourne.



   
   








Many thanks to Mary for the parcel.

10 comments:

  1. what a fantastic find. such great pictures and beautiful old buildings... don't make them like that anymore.

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    1. I was totally gobsmacked by the book Georgie.

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  2. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing Kerryn. Isn't it amazing to think of those who were in Melbourne in the early days!

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  3. I wonder how many of those buildings are still standing. Magnificent.

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    1. They are magnificent aren't they Jill. Your comment has given me the idea of doing an update post about what is still standing and what isn't.

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  4. The coffee palace is gone but the rest are still there, great prints, thank you for sharing

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  5. What a great family treasure with an insight into the Melbourne of yore.

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