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AEROPLANE Companie• . . . . . . . . . . Aero. Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aerial Services-Regular Line• . . . . . . Aerial View of Melbourne.. .. .. .. . . . . Alexandra Avenue (View) . . . . . . . . . . Annual Fixtures and Event. Art Gallery (National) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BAND Concerts . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Banks-Head Offices .. .. .. .. .. .. . . Baths (City) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Batman's Landini (Historic Spot) .. .. Bay Excursionll .. Beaches near the City .. .. .. .. Botanic Garden. and Parka .. .. Board of W orka .. .. .. .. .. .. Brid~ell Acros. the River Yarra .. Bu.inelB Area (Sketch of) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAULFIELD Racecoune . . .. .. .. Chamber of Commerce .... -. . . . . . Chamber of Manufacturee .. .. .. .. Churche. .. : . .. .. .. : . .: .. .. City Bath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. City Electric Supply Station .. .. .. .. City Council .. .. .. .. .. .. .. City Railway Stations .. .. .. .. Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consuls (Addresses) .. .. .. .. .. .. Corn Exchange .. . . .. .. .. .. .. DANCE Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Deaf Mutes' Home and Flower Farm .. Directory to Principal Activities .. .. .. .. Distances by Rail to Interstate Capitals .. .. Domestic Economy Colleie .. .. .. .. .. ..

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32 FEDERAL Government Offices .. 3 Fire Station (Metropolitan) .. .. .. 17 First Trains to City .. .. .. .. . . .... 23 First and Last Trams .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. FleminKton Racecourse .. . . .. . . . . .. 3 and 30 Flinders .treet Railway Station (View) . .: ... .... If




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MAIL CloBing Times .. .. .. . . .. .. Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melbourne-Historical and Introduction .. .. MeteoroloKical Bureau ., .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Motorists-Hints for Visitors .. .. .. .. .. Motor Registration Officell .. .. ., .. . . Motor-bus Services .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Museum (National) ... , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musical Institutions . . .. .. .. .. NEWPORT Railway


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AXI-C~B Rates .. .. .. '.. " .. . . .. . l2 Teachers' Training Colleie .. .. '.. .. .. 37 Technical Schools . . .. .. .. .. .. . . .. 38 Telegraph Offices ... . . .. .. .. .. .. 40 Telephone .Arrangements .. . . " .. .. .. .. 40 "The Argus". and "The Australasian" Offices 4 "The Argus" Weekly Features .. .. .. 48 Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Tourist Bureau (Government) .. .. .. .. .. 4 Tourist Trips (Extended) .. .. .. .. .. 47 Town Hall, Melbourne .. .. .. .. .. .. .: ':. 4 Traffic Regulations .. .. .. .. .. .. . . 43 Tramways Board .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 23 Tramway Map of Metropolitan Area .. 21 Travellers' Organisations .. " .. .. .. 17 Travel Agencies (AddreRses) .. Back Cover



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24 PARKING Arens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parks and Gardens .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10 10 Parks and Gardens (Area 00 .. .. .. .. .. 4 Parliament House .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22 Picture Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 18 Places of Worship .. .. . . .. .. .. .. .. .. 33 Ports, Harbours, Wharves, Docks, &c. ~ Postal Activities .. .. .. . . .. .. .. .. .. 6 Principal Annual Events .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Principal Streets .. .. . . .. .. .. .. . . .. .. 35 Publications Issued by " The Argus" .. .. Inside Back Cover Public Schools .. " 38

RACECOURSES- .. . . .. .. .. .. .. ., Racing and Hunt Clubs .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Railway Transport . . . . . . .. . . .. . . Railway Map of Metropolitan Area .. . . Royal Automobile Club .. ..., .. .. .. .. .. Royal Mint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind ..

Page 34 6 Shipping Facilities .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 33 Shipping Information .. .. .. .. .. .. 34 Shipping Offices .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 34 Short Trips near Melbourne .. .. .. .. .. .. 28 Showgrounds .. .. ., .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4 Shrine of Remembrance .. .. .. .. .. .. 5 l2 Sightseeing Tours by Tram and Motor .. .. .. Skating. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 22 Sketch of Melbourne's Business Area .. .. 7 Sporting Directory .. .. " .. .. .. .. .. 29 Sports Grounds .. .. .. " .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 39 State Government Offices .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 32 St. Kilda Foreshore .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 23 and 25 Statuary.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8 Stock Exchange .. .' .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 Street No. Plan of City Area.. . . .. .. .. .. .. .. 9 Streets (Principal City) .. .. .. .. " .. .. .. 35 Suburbs Served by Tramways . . .. .. .. .. .. .. 20 Suburban Railway Milellie ..... .. . 17

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OF Founded Named Incorporated Created City

ELBOU~e 1835

Area .. 7.740 acres Population (within 10 miles of G.P.O.) .. 1.018.200 Annual Valuation. . . . .. '.' £5.000.000 D~ellings .. .. " . 22.496

.. 1837 August 12. 1842 June 25.1847

ELBOURNE is situated on the River Yarra. five miles from where it enters Port Phillip Bay. and has. with its suburbs. a P9pulation of nearly 1.500.000 people. It is the capital of Victoria and the eighth city of the British Empire. The story of its development forms one of the 'mos~ interesting and romantic chapters of the progress of the Empire. In 1835. parties organised in Launceston. Tasmania. by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner arrived at Port Phillip. and a village was formed on the River Yarra. In September. 1836. a staff of Government officials. under Captain William Lonsdale as police magistrate. was sent to take charge of the settlement. and early in 1837 the site of a township was laid out. , This received from Sir Richard, Bourke. the Governor of New South Wales. the name of "Melbourne." after Melbourne, who was then Prim~ Minister of Great Britain. The settlement was incorporated as a town on .August 12. 1842. and was created a city by Queen Victoria on June 25. 1847. The separation of the Port Phillip district from New South Wales . and the creation of an independent·. colony of "Victoria" (the name being in honour of the 'reigning Queen) were sanctioned by the Britidt Parliament in 1850, and the separation took place the following year. Responsible government. with two Houses .of Parliament, was inaugurated for Victoria in 1856.





' The husiness section of the City of Melbourne is approximately a mile in length by' half a mile, in width. and has ' been built upon the lines originally surveyed. ' Its splendid symmetry is an enduring testimony to the foresight and efficiency of the first surveyors. In this respect it is ,one ' of the best ' laid-out cities of the world. The streets (totalling nearly 200 miles) run at right angles to each other and are wide a~d spacious, with broad and well-paved footpaths. The four principal thoroughfares are Collins. street and Bourke street, lying parallel to each other and ' running east and west, and, intersecting them at right angles, Swanston street and Elizabeth street. Citizens of Melbourne are justly . proud of the magnificent public parks and gardens, which afford such splendid breathing spaces and playgrounds for the' people. The parks I!np gardens occupy an area of more than 1,600 acres. The visit of their Majesties King George V. and Queen Mary 'in 1901 gave ' a special stimulus to action in the direction of further beautifying St. Kilda road. the southern entrance to the city. by which the Royal party entered Melbourne. Since then a continuous systemati(: and progressive policy of beautification has proceeded. II'tsulting in .the provision everywhere of restful spots in settings of delightful enchantment.






There are miles upon m'iles of glonous- boulevards, spacious in breadth, shad~d by wide-spreading leafy trees and adorned by shrubs, flowers, and lawns. Ale~andra avenue is a typical example. It leaves the famous and beautiful St. Kilda road at the south end of Prince' s Bridge, which is an impOsing example of bridge architecture, and its smooth surface, ideal for motoring, continues eastward along the charming banks of the River Yarra. 1t pas~es the Botanic Gardens, notable for the extent of their botanical represenfation. It is typical of the many well-designed and imposing thoroughfares to be found in all parts of the city. Although less "than 100 yeius have elapsed since John Pascoe F awkner laid its foundations, Greater Melbourne to-day covers an . area of more than '250 square miles, houses approximately 1,500,000 people, and is still steadily expanding. It possesses imposing buildings. 'spacious streets, .miles of wide tree-lined boulevards, extensive parks and gardens, excellent hotels, numerous theatres, racing, sports. and other clubs, and more than 5,000 factories, which represent a capital investment ot considerably more than £50,000,000, and turn out products which are estimated to be worth nearly £ 100,000,000 a year.



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Places ART GALLERY (NATIONAL).-Swanston Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Not open on Good Friday, Christmas Day, or Anzac' Day. This gallery eontains some of the finest works of Art in the Southern Hemisphere. Paintings by Corot. Turner. Watteau, Reynolds, Tadema, and Watts; also etchings by Rembrandt,Van Dyck, Durer, and others, and a fine collection of works by Australian artists. There have been many valuable gifts of individual pictures and other wqrks of art. The munificent bequest of the late Alfred F.elton has made the National Gallery of Victoria one of th~ most heavily endowed Art GaJleries in the world. Visitors may partake of refreshments in the tea rooms. BOTANIC GARDENS AND PARKS.-(see page 10 for general description). CAULFIELD RACECOURSE. - Alongside Caulfield railwav station. Permits obtainable from Victoria Amateu; Turf Club. 482 Bourke street, Melbourne, c.l. (Tel. F5163.) . CITY BATHS.-At the corner of Swanston street and Victoria street. Take any tram in Swanston street. CITY ELECTRIC SUPPLY STATION.-In Spencer street, opposite the .railway st~tion. Applications should be made to the chief electrical engineer, at- the T o~ Hall. ( Tel. Cent. 2461.) DEAF MUTES' HOME AND FLOWER F ARM.-Rail from Flinders street station to Blackburn. Open to the pul:ilic every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. DOMESTIC ECONOMY COLLEGE.-'-The erection -of the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, at the c.orner of Russell street and Victoria street, was due to the munificent gift o'f Sir William and the late' Lady McPherson. The new building was officially opened on April 27, 192 7. by the late Lady M'cPherson, in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, who unveiled a . bronze tablet commemorating· the McPherson gift and received the first diploma. of the The present enrol~ent is considerably. more College. than 1.000 students. Inspection may be arranged. (Tel. F5116.) stree~.

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EXHIBITION BUILDING.-Take Nicholson street or Collingwood tram in Bourke street. The largest hall in Melbourne. Frequently engaged throughout the year for great trade and commercial exhibitions. musical festivals, and other gatherings. During the summer months the large oval is used for dirt track' motor-cycle racing and for sports meetin·gs. FIRE STATION (METROPOLITAN).Corner Victoria street and Gisborne street. Take electric tram east along Collins street. The station is built on ground 137 feet above sea level. and has a lookout tower 150 feet in height. From the parapet of the tower an uninterrupted view of the city and its environs may be obtained. Modern workshops are attached to the station. and all engineering, carpentry, body building. electrical work, and tailoring is done. On FriLlays between' 2.30 p.m. and 3.45 'p.m. an interesting display of physical culture and drilling with appliances is given by the staff. Admission is free. Visitors are taken in the elevator to the observation platform of the tower, commanding wonderful "iews. (Tel. JII06.)

FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE, at Flemington.-Is world renowned. It may be reached by motor-car or the Maribyrnong River tram from William street. which stops when required opposite the public drive gates. On race days only a fast electric train service runs from Spencer street. The racecourse and grounds may be inspected on any week day except when races are being held. Permit from Victoria Racing Club, 493 Bourke street, Melbourne, C.I. (Tel. Cent. 9066.) GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. - The Victorian Geological Survey Museum. in Gisborne street. near the Treasury. will be found of great inrerest. to students. It contains a complete collection of Victorian geol.ogical specimens and many interesting fossil formations. Visitors will find models of the largest nuggets of gold found in Victoria of interest. The museum is open daily, and there is an ~ttendant in charge to explain the specimens. The Collins street trams pass thedoQr.

HISTORIC SPOT.-The historic spot where John Batman, the founder of Melbourne, first landed is marked by a stone set into the footpath at the corner of Flinders street and William street. HORTICULTURE SCHOOL.-The School of Primary Agriculture and Horticulture is situated in a picturesque bend of the River Yarra, on the south side of Swan street, Burnley, and the north side of the river. It is close to the Hawthorn, Burnley. and Heyington railway stations, and is easily reached by the Hawthorn electric tram from Prince's ' Bridge, Associated with the School is the Victorian Government Egg-laying contest, which is open for pu.blic inspection on Wednesdays and Satur'days from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. The gardens are open for inspection, and contain a wonderful assortment of both native and introduced plants. (Tel. J 1369.) , LAW COURTS.-Lonsdale street and William street. May be visited any afternoon (Saturday and Sunday excepted) between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.· Take West Melbourne traJIl in Elizabeth street. LIBRARY.-The State Public Library of Victoria. in Swanston street, was founded in 1853, mainly owing to the work of Sir Redmond Barry, and was first opened in 1856. It is the oldest and largest public library in Australia. In 1858 the establishment of Art Galleries and Museums, in association with the Public Library, was decided upon, but it was not until 1870 that the Trustees were made a corporation by Act of Parliament under the title of "The Trustees of the Public Library, Museums. and NationaL Gallery of Victoria." The Library section contains more than 400,000 volumes, of which about 350,000 volumes and a very large coHection of newspapers' are in the Reference department. The dome of the great Reading-room, which is believed to be the largest ferro-«oncrete dome in the world-. springs from the inner wall on the first floor. It is 1 14 feet in diameter and 1 14 feet in height, and its floor space gives ample accommodation for more than 300 readers. The Reference Library and Reading-room are open daily (Sunday excepted) from 1() a.m. to 10 p.m., and the Lending Branch from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on week days, and 10 a:m. to' 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

t (Detailed ' /nformation concerning the places mentioned hereunder mall be obtained at the Government Tourist Bureau, Queen's Walk.)

METEOROLOGICAL BUREAU.-Corner of Victoria street and Drummond street. Take Carlton tra,m goi!lg east alohg Lonsdale street, alight at Trades Hall, and proceed eastward one block. The Bureau is the central office of the Commonwealth Meteorological Service, which includes for Australia the taking of meteorological observations, the issue of weather forecasts, flood and storm warnings, the publication of weather charts, bulletins, and rain maps. , Visitors are admitted (preferably by appointment-Tel. F2676) from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. ' MUSEUM (NATJGNAI;,). Entrance from Russell street, or main entrance to Public Library, Swanston street. Open daily (Thursday excepted) hom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,' 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Not open on Good Friday, Christmas Day, or Anzac Day. The extensive collections embrace Zoology, Geology, Mineralogy, and Ethnology. A special feature is made of the Australasian collections. OBSERVATORY. _ The Domain: St. Kilda road. It is provided with almost all the instruments and apparatus required for a modern national ohservatory. Among these are the great reflector with its mirrors four feet in diameter, a transit circle with an objective of eight inches, the twin astrophotographic telescope , and other equatorial telescopes, clocks, and self-registering instruments. It is open to visitors on Wednesday afternoons at 3 o'clock. '{Tel. Cent. 335.} PARLIAMENT HOUSE.-Thl·s stately bUI·lding is situated in Spring street, opposite the eastern end of Bourke street, and is noted for its fine classical form of architecture. The west facade. with a frontage of 310 feet facing Bourke street, includes a portico of nine bays, reached by grand flights of steps. The Legislative Council Chamber is an admirable specimen of the Roman Corinthian order of architecture, with vaulted, coffered, and enriched ceiling. The Legislative Assembly Chamber has a handsome interior of a somewhat severer type, the order of architecture employed being the Roman Ionic. , The Central Hall of the Library is surmounted and lighted by a highly ornamented dome, the interior being

in two Roman orders, the lower Doric and the upper Ionic. The Library contains a very fine collection of 90,000 volumes. The Queen's Hall and Vestibule are worthy of any ' Parliament House in the world.

On appli.cation to the Sergeant-at-Arms or to the Usher visitors 7Jlay 'obtain orders to view ' the building on week days from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. (except when the Houses are sitting), and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (Tel. F3601.) NEWPORT RAIL WAYS WORKSHOPS.Victorians are proud of the fact that practically all the rolling stock used on the railways system in the State is , designed and manufactured by the Railways department at the Newport railways workshops, six and a half miles from Melbourne, controlled by the Railways Commissioners. The workshops comprise one of the largest industries in the State, employing an average of 3,300 men, and the wages bill every year approximates £900,000. The value of the rolling stock manufactured in a year amounts to £500,000. The workshops extend over 130 acres, the buildings alone covering 20 acres, and supplies worth more than £1,000,000 are used every year. Permit for inspection from Chief Mecha(nTicall Engineer's Office, Railway Offices, Spe",~er street e. Cent. 6156), or Government Tourist Bureau, opposite T oDIn Hall. ROYAL MINT, William street.-May be inspected by obtaining special authority from the Deputy Master at the Mint. Inspection hours, 2 p.m. and 2.~0 (T I 40 ) p:m. e . Cent. 3 . ROYAL VICTORIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND, St. Kilda Road.-Schools and factories where blind children are being educated and maintained, and factories where the adult blind are being trained in professions and trades. It is twice the size of any Society for the Blind in the Southern Hemisphere. Open to visitors, Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The St. Kilda Beach, East Malvern, G leniris, and Elsternwick trams stop at the entrance. ( Tel. Windsor ,6500.)

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'THE ARGUS" AND "THE AUSTRALASIAN" OFFICES.-The head offices are easily seen from several points of the metropolis, are in a commanding position at the corner of Elizabeth street and Latrobe street, and are handy of access from all parts of the city. The building, which was completed in 1926, is one of the most notable and conspicuous structures in the city. Every facility for inspection is available for visitors, and the offices will repay a visit. A completely equipped and efficiently staffed Service Bureau affords facilities for booking seats for the principal theatres, and complete information is supplied regarding motor services, public telephones, interstate trains, shipping, mails, cable messages, radiograms, and air services. Special arrangements have been made for conducted tours of inspection of the offices at 3 o'clock on Monday and Thursday afternoons, and from half-past 9 o'clock to half-past 10 o'clock on Tues:' day, Thursday, and Friday evenings. Applications should be made to the Circulation Manager (Tel. F0411). The Branch Office of "The Argus" and "The Australasian" is situated in a central position at 243 Collins street. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU, Queen's Walk , (opposite the Town Hall), is the central railways booking office for interstate and country tickets, sleeping berths, ' and parlour car seats. Information is given on all matters affecting travel, fares, hotels, boarding houses, sporting and other excursions. Advice as to desirable tours is given by travel experts. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. d·1 al y; Saturd ays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (T eI. C ent. 2898) If · d I· . I . n ormation an Iterature concernmg trave are given free of charge. A branch office of the , Bureau is situated at the Spencer street Railway station. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Saturdays. (Tel. Cent. 1267.) TOWN HALL, at the corner of Collins street and Swanston street. - The Quilding is a Renaissance treatment of the classic. The new Audit-orium of the Town Hall, which,replaced a section of the building destroyed by fire in 1925, was completed in 1927. The seating capacity is 2,507. The Grand Organ ranks among the world's greatest instruments. Free organ recitals are given at intervals. Inspection of the building may be made at any time during office hours. (Tel. Cent. 8666.)

National Carved on the beautiful plain east and west stone walls of the Memorial. the words in the centre-panel express The spirit in which the design has been conceived. The Memorial commemorates the true birth of Australian sentime~t and tradition. It is erected not only to the memory . of -ih~se who ' served ~broad. but also to the sacri~ce of those who waited and worked at home-the sentiment expressed is. therefore. national in e1leJ')' way. The site of the Memorial is most commanding. The VICTORIAN RAILWAYS STOREHOUSE.

~5! miles by rail from Melbourne. The storehouse is in

close pr~ximity to the Newport workshops. the amalgamated workshops. the Newport Power House. and the signal and telegraph workshops. About 15.000 different items are provided for. Well worth inspection by business men and others. Obtain ~rmit for inspection from Comptroller of Stores. Railway Offices. Spencer street. WOOL EXCHANGE. ~ 120 King. street. (Tel. Cent. 10437. ) Wool sates are held from September to March each year. Visitors who wish to see a wool sale--a scene typically Australian-may do so from the public rallery at the wool

War Memorial of Victoria "Let all meil' know that this is holy ground. Neither decay nor time shall ruin this shrine. for it is built. not 'only in stone. but also in the hearts of men. Therefore. instead of tears give remembrance. instead of pity praise. The sacrifice of a nation He$ here."


exchanre. . In'l!!iries should. of course. be made at the Exchange first. The sales usually take place between October and April.

ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. Royal Park. Are about 55 acres ¡in extent and contain a splendid collection of animals. birds. and reptiles. which is fully representative of all ~pecies and all coimtrie.s. The Zoological Gardens are reached .by the Brunswick cable tram along Elizabeth street. by the West Brunswick electric tram from the ' coiner of Collins and William streets. or by the Coburg or F awkner train from the Flinders street or Spencer street stations to Royal Park. The Zoo can also be reached by train to

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eXisting ground level at th~ heart 'of the site is 86 feet above sea level. The crown of the Memorial is I 82 fed above sea level and 1SO feet ~bove St. Kilda road. The Memorial is so situated on the sire that it is clearly visible from the heart of the city. and of easy access from all approaches-thus bringing the purpose of the Memorial into the daily lives of the citizens: It stands out and dominates the surrounding country. and is a landma,rk for all spipping navigating Port Phillip. Royai Park. via Clifton Hill. from Prince's Bridge on Saturdays and Sundays between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Family excursion tickets are issued at special low fares. . Open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m .• and on Sundays from 1.30 p.m. to 5. 15 p.m. The service3 of a guide may be obtained on application. (Tel. F 14 79.) SHOWGROUNDS of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria at Flemington.-Remarkable for their spaciousness and scene of great agricultural and trade exhibition in September f;ach year. Permit from Society's office. Temple Court .. 424 Collins street. Melbourne. C.l. (Tel. Cent. 1739:)


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SECONDARY INDUSTRIES. The prosperity of Victoria, like that of the rest of Australia, depends first. upon primary industry; but at the same time secondary industry has been developed to a remarkable extent. .When Federation was effected there were 4,184 factories in Victoria, employing 34,461 persons. There are now more than 8,000 factories, with a yearly output valued at £ 128,000,000, with land, buildings, and plant valued at more than £67,000,000, and paying wages. amounting to £32,000,000 a year. In the last 10 years alone the number of factories has increased by 44 per cent., and the number of persons employed by 31 per cent. Factories in the metropolitan area include woollen mills, knitting mills, boot f.ctories, tanneries, clothinS factories, flour mills, confectionary factories, jam and canned fruit factories, and engineering plants. THE CHAMBER street. It was founded matters relating to trade effectin~ those interests. as possible. The staff of tion to visitors relating to

OF COMMERCE is at 35 William in 1851, and ~als essentially with and commerce, ' ·and with legislation It keeps as free from p~rty. politics the Chamber gladly suppbes mforma.· commercial matters.

THE CHAMBER OF MANUFACTURES, at 3·12 Flinders street, was established in 1877 for the protection of manufacturers. It has now a large membership, and financially is very strong. It deals particularly with industrial disputes and tariff matters. Officials of the Chamber may be interviewed by visitors during business hours. THE EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION has an' office at 422 Collins street. It was formed in 1902, and deals chiefly with industrial matters and with legislation affecting industry from the standpoint of employers. . THE STOCK EXCHANGE is at 428 Little Collins street, between Queen street and William street. It was constituted in 1861, and has a membenhiP limited to 128. The price of a seat is now about £ 1,750. It is fundamentally an investment institution. A substantial amount of trading i. done there every year in an atmosphere of CJuiet decoruma marked contrast to that of exchan,es in other parts of the world. Non-members are not admItted to watch the proceedings of the exchange. THE CORN EXCHANGE was founded in 1917, and has operated mainly as a trade organisation. It will be found at 512 Collins street.

Visitors interested in any particulctr industry may inspect, upon application, any of the leading factories. The Government Tourist Bureau, Queen's W illk, will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements.

MELBOURNE'S SOCIAL SEASON. HOUGH Melbourne has no social "season" which is specifically ' recognised as such, there is a period in which a large number of social events are held. This is from late September to the middle of November. Following are important events in Melbourne:July Victoria Racing Club's Grand National Race Meeting. July Victoria Coursing Club, Waterloo Cup Meeting at Geelong. August Victoria' Amateur Turf Club Race Meeting. August - Victoria Kennel Club Show. September - Royal Agricultural Society's Show. September - Sheep Dog Trials. September - Victorian Football League Semi-final and Fina 1 matches. October - Victoria Amateur Turf Club's Caulfield Cup Race Meeting. October - Australian Wildflower Show. October - Henley-on-Yarra Aquatic Carnival. November - Victoria Racing Club's Melbourne Cup R<8.ce Meeting. Decemb~r-January : - Victoria Cricket Association Interstate matches. February - Victoria Amateur Turf Club's Autumn Meeting. February-March - Polo Tournament (Stradbroke Cup). March - Victorian Rifle Association, King's Prize Meeting. March ~ Victoria Racing Club's Autumn Meeting: May - Public Schools' Head of the River Bo.atrace.

MELBOURNE'S TEMPERATE CLIMATE. 66.6 deg. Mean Summer Temperature 59.3 deg .. Mean Autumn Temperature 50.0 deg. Mean Winter Temperature 57.7 deg. Mean Spring Temperature ,. 2,545 Points. . Average Rainfall Aver~ge No. of Hours of S~~shhte a Month 2,242

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KEY TO SKETCH OF MELBOURNE CITY BUSINESS AREA. (See "ketell on Ol'l.ONi te l.nge.) l .-HTHE ARGUS" OfIIce. 2.-HTHE ARGUS" Branch Ofllce. 4.-"Age" Office. 9O.-Alexander Hotel. 75.~A . M.P. Building. 86.-A.M.P. Ofllce. 5.-Art Gallery. Museum, and ~ Public Library. 74.- Athenreum Club. 103.-Athenreum Club. 6.-Athenreum Theatre. 7.-Auditorium Theatre. 92.-Australian Club. 112.-Bibron'~ Admiralty House. 8. -lIijou Theatre. 9.-Botanic Gardens. lO.-Britannia Theatre. 118.-3DB Broadcasting. 117.-3LO Broadcasting. 116.-3UZ Broadcasting. n.-Capitol Theatre. 9l.-Ca1'Iyon's Hotel. 5i.-Chamber of Commerce. 114.-Ohancery House. l3.-Oity Baths. 84.-City Courts. 73.-Oo11ins House. 72.-Oolonial Mutual Building. 26.-Oomedy Theatre . . 27.-0001 Stores. 97.-Country Roads Board. 80.-0. T.A. Building. l2.-Customs House. 14.-Eastern Markets. 37.-Eliznbet.h Street G.P.O. lH.-Embassy. sa.-Emily McPherson College. 15.-Empire Theatre. . . 96.-E. , fl., lind A. Bank. 16.-Exhibition Building. 17.-Exhibition Gardens. 124.-Eye and Ear Hospital. 18.-Federal Government House. 88.-Federal Hotel. I9.-Fire Station. l07.-First Land Sold in Melbourne. 20. -Flagstaff Gardens. 21.-Flinders Street Station. 51.-Fruit Market (Wholesale) . 22.-General · Poet·ofllce. 98.-Geological Museum. lOO.-Girls' High School. 22.-Glaciarium. 24.-Government Tourist Bureau. 25.-Green Mill. 2S.-Hoyt's De Luxe Theatre. 29.-lndepend$lt ~lUTCh . 3l.-King's Theatre. 32.-Law Courts. 33.- Maje>;tic Theatre. 120.-Masonic Olub. 34.-Masonic Hall. 35.-Melba Theatre. 76.-~felbourne Club.

36.-Melbourne Ge;'eral Hospital. 70.-Menzies Hotel. 69.-Metropo\itan Board of Works. 97.-Motor Registration. l22.-Mt. St. Evin'. Hospital. 110.-Nan'l and Military Club. 77.-NicholaB Building. 104.-0ccidental Hotel. 93.-0ricntnl Hotel. 3S.- Palu"" Theatre. 40.-i'nrliament House. !19.-Parnmount Theatre. 113.-Patents Office. 41.-Playhouse Theatre. 43.-'plazn Theatre. 82.-P01lce Headquarters. « .-!'rince'. Bridge Railway Stn. 42.-l'rincess Theatre. 4ii.-Rallway Ofllees, Spencer St. 46.-Regellt Theatre. 47.-Royal Mint. J01.-Salvation Army H.Q. 94.-Salv. Army P eople'. Palace. Army Tralning Home. 4S.-Scots Church. 89.-Scott'. Hotel. 115.-Selborne Chambers. 119.-Sir Charles Hotham Hotel. 49.--&1owden Gardens. 108.-Softgoods Club. 5O. ~~encer St. Station. 95.-state Electricity Commi8llion. 97.-State Immigration. 54.~~tate Public Olllces. 71.-State Savings Bank. 55.-State Theatre. 3.-St. Paul'. Cathedral. 53.-St. Patrick's Cathedral. 121.-St. Vincent's Hospital. 52.-Strand Theatre. 122.~<;alv.

56.-" Sun" and "Herald" Oftlcee. 87.-Temple Court. 102.-'I'emperance Hall. 81.-T. and G. Building. 58.-Titles and Reg.-Oen.'s Omce. 59.-Tivoli Theatre. 30.-Tourist Bureau, Spencer St. SQ.-Town Hall. 85.-Trndes Hall. l06.-Trnmway Board Ofllces. lW.-Travellers' Aid Society. 61. -Treasury Gardens. 62.-University. 79.-V.C.A. Building. 65.- Vietoria Market. l05.-Victoria Palace. 66.-Wesleyan Churcb. 67.-West Melb. Technical School. 99.-Windsor Hotel. 68.-Wool Exchange. l25.-Working Men'. Oollege. 63.-Y.M.C.A. Building. 78.-Y.W.C.A. . 64.-Zoological GardeD&.

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BAND CONCERTS. A pleasant Sunday afternoon may be spent In the Alexandra Gardens, off St. Kilda road, listening to the concerts of the band of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors' Imperial League of Australia. On Sunday evenings in summer the band . plays in the Fitzroy Gardens, which may be reached from Spring, Flinders, or Albert streets. At intervals open-air concerts are given in the Botanic Gardens by a fine orchestra of professional musicians under the leadership of Mr. Fritz Hart. These concerts were made possible by a generous monetary gift of Mr. Sidney Myer, of Melbourne.

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"The Argus" Guide CLUBS IN MELBOURNE. Aero Club, Bulla road, Essendon. Alexandra Club, 139 Collins street. Amateur Sports Club, 343 Little Collins street. Athenreum Club, 288 Collins street. Australian Club, 110 William street. Australian Joui'nalists' Assn., 33 Swanston street. Bankers' Club, 352 Collins street. Bohemian Club, 287 Collins street. Commercial Travellers' Club, 318' Flinders streel Field. Naturalists' Club, Victoria street. Greek Club, 260 Russell street. Green Room Club, 232 Bourke street. Hardware Club, 386 Post~office place. Henry George Club, 18 George parade, East. Melb. Italian Club, 1 70 Cecil street, South Melbourne. Lyceum Club, 368 Collins street. Masonic Club, 164 Flinders street. Melbourne Club, 36 Collins street ' Melbourne Savage Club, 12 Bank place. M.L.COld Collegians' Club, 29 Swanston street. Naval and Military Club, Alfred place. Norwegian Club, 252 Swanston street. Old Grammarians' Club, 151 Collins street. Old Scotch Collegians, Queen's Walk. Overseas Club, 226 Little Collins street. P.L.C Old Collegians' Club, 271 Collins street. Princess Mary Club,. 118 Lonsdale street. Returned Soldiers' Club, 151 Collins street. Rotary Club, 94 Queen street. Royal Automobile Club, 94 ·Queen street. Royal St. Kilda Yacht Club, St. Kilda. Ski Club of Victoria, 451 Clark street, Northcote. Softgoods Club, · 237 Flinders lane. Stock Exchange Club, Bank place. Swiss Club, 389 Flinders lane. TattersaIr's Club, 252 Swanston street. Victorian Club, 1 31 Queen street. Victorian Softgoods Association, 237 Flinders lane. Walking Club, 65 Elizabeth street. Y.M.CA., City road. Y.W.CA., 60 Russell street. Victorian Railways Institute, Flinders street station. Yorick Club, 57 Swanston street .-





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Beautiful Parks and 'Gardens 'ELBOURNE, in respect to its parks and gardens, is one of the most richly endowed cities in the world, having an area of more than 1,621 acres set ' apart in delightful lawns, flower beds, shrubberies, and parks. I ts citizens are justly proud of their rich heritage of splendid breathing spa,ces and recreatron reserves. The principal gardens are also noted for their statuary and band rotundas. Splendidly equipped children's playgrounds are to be found in all quarters. THE BOTANIC GARDENS cover an area of 103 acres, which includes about 1 3 acres o{ lake. It is reputed to be one of the finest .landscape gardens in the world, and no visitor should miss seeing it. It contains a fine collection of trees, shrubs, and plants from all parts of the world. They are all clearly labelled and are of great ' educational value. Many hours can be spent wandering through fern gullies, glass houses, and shady walks, or resting in pleasantly. situated rest-houses or on garden seats. T~e garden is a sanctuary for wild birds of all descriptions, and the lake teems with fish, swans, ducks, and water-fowl. From the city the gardens may be reached by tram along St. Kilda road to the corner of Domain road, and then a short walk by well-defined path to the gates. The T oorak tram takes passengers to the Park street corner, within 100 yards of gate "E." Visitors may walk from Prince's Bridge through the Queen Vicioria gardens and along Alexandra avenue, a distance of less than mile, or may walk along the banks of the River Yarra on either side from Prince's Bridge to the ~ext bridge at Anderson street, ana enter by gate "A." The Botanic Gardens are opened at 7 a.m. daily from October to March, and at 7.30 ~.m. daily from April to September. They are closed at sunset-indicated by the ringing of a bell.


ALEXANDRA AVENUE AND GARDENS are reached by crossing Prince's Bridge and following the south bank of the river. The fourfold avenue, providing for separate pedestrian, vehicular, and equestrian

traffic, is planted with trees and flowers. The terraces near Prince's Bridge furnish fine floral displays. QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS are set in most picturesque surroundings, being overlooked on one side by Federal Government House, and on the other side is the River Yarra. The scheme of terraced walks, lawns, and lakelets forms an appropriate setting to the statue erected by 'the citizens in memory of the late Queen Victoria, after whom the gardens have been named. There is also a striking equestrian statue of the late King Edward VII. and numerous pieces of splendid statuary. TRIiASURY GARDENS, at east end of Collins street, Flinders lane, or Flinders street, contain beautful Japanese gardens, with lakelet and rustic bridges. FITZROY GARDENS, fronting Wellington parade, Clarendon street, Albert street, and Lansdowne street. Take Richmond car in Flinders street or train to Jolimont station. The band pavilion, refreshment kiosk, and statuary are features of these gardens, which contain notable avenues of tall and shady trees and wide expanses of delightful lawns. EXHIBITION OR CARLTON GARDENS are reached by tram along Bourke street. The Exhibition Building is set in these picturesque and spacious gardens. ALBERT PARK AND LAKE;-A spacious playground and the headquarters of several rowing, yachting, cricket, football, lacrosse, tennis, and golf clubs. Reached either by rail to Albert Park or Middle Park railw'ay station8, or by the South Melbourne or St. Kilda trams. ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, at Royal Park, Parkville, comprise an area of 50 acres within easy distance of the city. This Zoo dmtains one of the- finest collections in the Commonwealth, including lions, tigers" giraffes, hippos. and elephants. "Jimmy," the orang-outang, is a special favourite. Commodious ,aviaries house some of the finest talking cockatoos, as well as some of Australia's most brilliantly plumaged parrots. Charges for admittance , are:

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-adults 6d., children 3d. The gardens are open 011 week days from 9.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m., and on Sundays from 1.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. WATTLE PARK is one of the most valued possessions of the Tramways Board, which has developed it as a popular recreation and picnic ground. ,Since 1920 more than 7,000 tress-':"6,000 of which are wattleshave been planted, a football 'and cricket oval constructed-, children's playgrounds laid out, picnic areas complete with water connections have been arranged, a miniature lake has been made and planted with water-lilies and stocked with goldfish, old tramway cars have been transformed into shelters or fitted with tables at which luncheon and tea can be enjoyed, and a picturesque chalet in the Tudor sty Ie has been erected. Comprising an area 0 f I 37 acres, Wattle Park, the summit of which is 320 feet above sea-level, offers a wonderful panorama. All Melbourne lies etched out as on a lithographer's plate. Beyond the city are the blue outlines of Mount Macedon and the You Yangs, Corio Bay and Arthur's Seat. There is a regular service of electric trams tn ,the Dark from Batman avenue (Prince's Bridge) throughout the week, with a frequent service on Saturday and Sunday' afternoons, YARRA BEND NATIONAL PARK, including Studley Park, is a part of the Australillft bush close to the, City. It has an area of 520 acres ÂŤ!Xclusive of the Rive.r Yarra . Along the reaches of the River Yarra there are many grand and picturesque views, and pleasure boats may be hired.


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How IGHTSEEING car services, which· cov~r routes to enable the visitor to see · the principal sights of Melbourne, are conducted by the Government Tourist Bureau and the leading motor touring agencies (see addresses on back cover). The cars used are modern, and drivers are trained to explain features of interest as they are passed. Most of the tours occupy about· two and a half hours with a stop for 15 minutes for afternoon tea. It is advisable to book fOi these tours in advance.

TOURIST TRIPS BY TRAM AND 'BUS. During the spring, summer, and autumn months, sight-seeing tours of Melbourne and suburbs are run by the Tramway Board's tourist tram and tourist 'bus, leaving Batman avenue, Prince's Bridge, at 10.30 a.m. and 2. 15 p.m. daily. Fares, ·tram 1/ and 'bus 2 / . Full particulars of the series of trips may be obtained on application at the Gbvernment Tourist -Bureau, Queen's Walk, City (Tel. Cent. 2898). .

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to See Melbourne FFICIENT fleets of taxi-cabs are available at all hours of the day or night. T axicabs may be hailed on the street or called from the offices of the companies by telephone. The following are ·the rates for taxi-cab hire:~ To be computed from the place of picking up to the place of setting down a passenger. For one-third of a mile or any part thereof .. f / 6 For each additional one-third of a mile or any part thereof . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . 6d. Detention--for each five minutes or part" thereof, 6J. In addition to taxi-cabs, modem saloon or limousine cars may be obtained on hire for long or short journeys. Following are the ruling rates;By Time.-For driving within a radius of five miles from the place of hiring-for one to seven passengers, 12/ an hour : for each 15 minutes or part thereof, 3/ ; minimum fare, 3/ . By Distance.- F or one to six passengers,· 1/ 3 a mile. Same rate for return as for · outward journey; return fare to be computed from place of setting down fare to place of hiring by most direct route. Minimum fare 3/ . Detention.-Each period of five minutes or less, 6d.



A tram run of about 16 miles, which comprises a number of the southern and eastern residential suburbs, can be made by taking the St. Kilda Beach electric car to the lower end· of the Esplanade. Here the electric car to Cotham road, Kew, is boarded, and the tourist is transp<?rted through the residential suburbs of Balaclava, Caulfield, and Malvern, thence into Glenferrie road, past the Malvern railway station, the Malvern car depot, the Malvern Town Hall, and many fine residences, among which is "Stonnington," State Government House, thence through Kooyong, past the courts of the Lawn Tennis Association 6f Victoria and Scotch College, Hawthorn and Glenferrie, to· Cotham road, Kew. The Mont Albert to city electric car, which runs along Cotham road, is then taken, and the return journey to the City made via High street, Barker's road, and Victoria Bridge, thence along Victoria street, Victoria ~rade, Gisborne street, and Collins street to the Melbourne Town Hall . . The time occupied in travelling is about an hour and Ii half. Special round trip ticket 1/ ; children under 12 years, 6d.

During the summer months bay trips, as advertised in "The Argus," are conducted by the speedy and comfortable pleasure steamers Weeroona and Hygeia reached by train from Flinders street to alongside boat. Starting from Port Melbourne railway pier at · 1O. 15 a.m. on week days (Saturdays excepted) the steamer calls at Queenscliff and goes on to Sorrento. "Fourists can disembark at Queenscliff and spend about two hours on the beaches. P roceeding to Sorrento, on the opposite shores of the bay, motor-car or moto~-'bus can be taken to the Oce~n Beach, about a mile away, returning in time to join the steamer. which leaves abaut 4 p.m .• calling at Queenscliff half an hour later. and reaching Port Melbourne about 7 o'clock in the evening. On Saturday afternoons 'the Hygeia leaves Port Melb·ourne ·at 1.45 p.m. and goes right round the bay.

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HE Australian Aero Club (Victorian Section). situated at the Government Aerodrome. Bulla road. Essendon, makes special · provision for visiting aviation enthusiasts: Temporary membership for a period not exceeding three m~nths can bt: obtained, carrying with it the right to uSe the club aeroplanes. Details can be obtained from the, secretary. Captain Guy Moore. Collins House, Melbourne. Commercial aerial companies are operating in Melbourne as fpllows:Australian Aerial services Ltd., head office and hangars. Melbourne Airport. off Dudley street. West Melbourne. Bookings at Government Tourist Bureau. Matthews Aerial Services, Bulla road, Essendon. Melbourne Air Services. W.illiamstown road, Port Melbourne. Shaw Aviation Co. Pty. Ltd .• Fisherman's Bend. Port MelboU1ne.

WHERE TO SHOP. N Melbourne will be found some of· the largest shops in the Cominonwealth. They include several large department stores, at which an extraordinary variety of gOods are for sale. They have large departments devoted to the sale of women's and men' s clothing, and have restaurants, ' rest rooms, hairdressing .saloons, and other conveniences on the premises. In th~ eastern end of Bourke street, between Swan~ton street ..and Spring street. . are smaller shops which cater for all. tastes. The shops in Collins street are patronised by an exclusive clientele. First-class tailors and. jewellers are found there. The principal suburban shopping centres . are in Chapel street, Prahran, and Smith street, Collingwood. at both of which will be found .. large .department stores almost rivalling those in the city.

MELBOURNE'S PRINCIPAL BRIDGES PRINCE'S BRIDGE.-The first bridge over the the existing hridge was laid on September 7, 1886, and the River Yarra was erected about 1845-6 in line with bridge, consisting of steel arches supported by masonry Swanston street. It was a timber structure, the contract piers and abutments, was completed in 1887. The price of which was £400. The timber bridge was replaced length of the bridge is 458 feet. There are three 100in 1850 by a Government free bridge, the foundation feet span steel arches over the river, and a land span of of which was laid in March 20, 1846. The Government 25 feet consists of plate girders. The width is 99 feet, bridge consisted of a single masonry arch span of I 5'0 feet, made up of two 12-feet footways and a 75-feet roadway. and was 30 feet wide; the cost of construction amounting The bridge carries a double line of trams, and its cost to between £15,000 and £20,000. It was in turn was £ 148,000. The deck is 50 feet above the bed replaced by the present bridge. The foundation stone of of the river, or 35 feet above low water level.

CHURCH STREET BRIDGE, connecting Church street, ,Richmond, and Chapel street, South Yarra, was opened in 1924, the cost of construction being £ 102,000. It is a three-hinged ribbed reihforced concrete arch bridge, 400 feet long and 66 feet wide, with the deck 54 feet above the bed of the River Yarra. There are three spans, the central one being 106 feet in length and the others 97 feet. The roadway is 48 feet wide, an9. the two footpaths each 9 feet wide. The bridge ca.rries . a, double line of tramways. The ;present bridge replaced a plategirder bridge of 200-feet span, which was erected during the years .1853-58 at a cost of £58,000. The girder$ w:ere originally intended ' for use in operations ,connected with the Crimean War.

QUEEN'S BRIDGE, completed in 1889 at a cost of £43,600, replaced an old timber bridge over the River Yarra at the foot of Market street. The bridge is 314 feet long and 99 feet wide. There are five spans, the two end spans being 54 feet and the three central spans 68 feet 8 inches in. length. The roadway is 70 feet wide and the two footpaths each 14 feet 6 inches. The bridge carries a double line of tramways. It consists of plate girders supported on masonry abutments and piers of iron cylinders filled with concrete. The bottom of the girders is · only 11 feet above low water mark, and until the construction of Spencer Street Bridge, Queen's Bridge was the upstream limit of shipping.

SPENCER STREET BRIDGE.-The latest addition to the br.idges of Melbourne is the Batman, or Spencer Street, Bridge, spanning the River Yarra at the foot of Spencer street and connecting Clarendon street, South Melbourne, with the city. It is a 'magnificent structure, having one central span o'f 130 feet and two spans of 95 feet each. Each abutment contains a relieving span of 35 feet, masked by wing walls. The

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steel girderS' for the side spans are cantilevered, each being 125 feet long, and the central $u.spended portion 80 feet in height. There are nine lines· of thes~ girders spaced 11 feet apart and braced together by heavy transverse cross frames, the total weight of steelwork being 660 tons. The width between parapets is 104 feet 6 inches, which includes two footpaths of 12 feet. The deck is of reinforced concrete, the roadway being surfaced WIth wood blocb. The bridge cost nearly £200,000.


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city in the world is better served with transport facilities than Melbourne. With electric trains, tr(lms. 'buses. and splendid fleets of taxi-c~bs and hire motor-cars. access to its suburbs. splendid bathing beaches. parks, sports grounds. hills. and other points of interest and diversion is pleasant and easy. The suburban railways system of more than 400 track miles and 165 route miles is completely electric. the lines converging on Flinders street. a station which has the heaviest pasEenger traffic of any in the world. The trains are fast ap.d comfortable. and supply a most efficient service. At the busiest times trains leave the city stations at intervals of about three minutes for the same destinations.

CITY RAILWAY STATIONS. SPENCER STREET. at the western end of Collins street. Little Collins street •. and Bourke street. The terminal station for Interstate Express trains. and those for the North-Eastern. Northern. Midland. Western. and SouthWestern Districts. Suburban electric ' trains to many of ' the suburbs may be joined at Spencer street station.

Transportation Facilities· COUNTRY BOOKING may be made seven days in advance for any country station in Victoria at the Government Tourist Bureau; Spencer street for North, N orth-East, N orth-West, and Western lines; and Flinders street for Gippsland lines, Healesville, Warbur on, Cowe~, and Mornington. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE VICTORIAN RAILWAYS are on the west side of Spencer street. between the railway station and Flinders street. NOVEL RAIL TRANSPORT.-A sedan rail motor-car has been specially equipped for travel on railway lines. It is powerful. speedy, and silent, weighs two tons. and is capable of high speed. It is upholstered in leather, and can seat seven persons, including the driver. The charge for this car. irrespective of the number of passenger~ travelling. is 1/ 6 a mile, with a minimum charge of £5 a day. This car may be scheduled for any tour at short notice. INFORMATION.-Any further information re!(arding railways services should be obtained from the Government Tourist Bureau. Queen's Walk, opposite Town Hall (Tel. Cent. 2898). or from the Branch office at Spencer street station. (Tel Cent. 1267.)

FLINDERS STREET. at the southern end of Swanston street. and Elizabeth street. Electric trains to and from the suburbs. also country trains for the Eastern and South-Eastern Gippsland lines. and those for Healesville. W ·arburton. Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Mornington, and Stony Point.

FORTNIGHTLY ALL LINES RAILWAY TICKETS can be obtained for trave.l on all lines in Victoria. also the Deniliquin. Balranald, and Stony Crossing lines.

PRINCE'S BRIDGE. corner of Swanston street and Flinders- street. An adjunct of the Flinders street station. T rains to and from the Clifton Hill, North Carlton, Preston. Heidelberg. and Hurstbridge lines.

OFFICIALS IN GREY are stationed on the main concourse at Spencer street and on No. 1 platform at Flinders street. They give information as to times and platforms of departing or arriving trains.

INTERSTATE BOOKING may be made 28 days in advance at the Government Tourist Bureau or the booking office at Spencer street.

CHEAP SUNDAY EXCURSION FARES'are issued to all stations on the following lines :-Bendigo. Daylesford. Ballarat, Geelong, Healesville, Warburton,

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Abbots ford Albert Park Alphington Altona Armadale Ascohale

from Melb. 2!

2 5t lOt

Aspeudale Auburn . . Bala claya 'BahY)'n Burkel' Bayswa"ter Beaumaris Bentleigh . . Blackbnrn lllack Flat Black Rock Boronia Box Hill Braybrook Brighton BrighCon North Bl'oadmeadows Brooklyn Brunswick Bundoora Burnley .. Bm'wood BlII'wood East Camberwell ( 'nmpbellfield Canterbury .. \'adtoll Carlton X orth Carnegie ('alTum Caulfield .caulfield East Chelsea t 'heltenha m Clarinda Clayton Clifton Hill Coburg Collingwood CI'oxton Croydon DanJlenong . Darling Deepdene . Deer Park Dingley



l·: ltlulIlI Elwood I':ppin g I':"se ndon Fairfield Fawkn el' Fitnoy "'it"ro~" N Ol-th Fl emington

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Forest Hill Ganlenvale Gar(lillel' Glenferrie menhuntly Gleniri~ Glelll'o~'

Glen 'Va\'erley Greensborough Greenyale Half·moon Ba), Hampton Hn-rtwell Hawksbhm Hawtho\"l1 Heathei·ton Heidelberg ...... Heyington Highett Hughesdale Iva nhoe .Tolimont .. Keilor Kensington Ke\\' Kingsvill e Kooyong Lilvel'ton McKinnon Macleod .. Ma id8tone Yah"ern sIal vern ]~a8t Maribyrnong Mentone .. :\1iddle Park . . ..


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RAILWAYS INFORMATION. Miles from Melb. 15!

Ringwood Ripponl ea Hosanna . Royal Park Sa.ndringham Scoresby .1. Seddon . . .... . f'\outh Melbourne f'louth Yarra Rpotswood Rpring\'aJe . St. Alban~ Rt. Kilda Sunshine f'\ulTey HilIR Tally Ho '1' clllple~towe

Thomastown Thornblll'~'

Toorak Tool'ollga Tott cnhHIll l " l11stnll ~'erJl1ont

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2 5~

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WEEK DA YS. A.M. 5.16 5.25


I3ll1ck Ro('k BetlUlnHl'l!{

Fawkner Somel'1on :\ ort h Carlton Resen'oir Heid elberg Box Hill Cro~'don

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Coburg Frankston ?lfordialloc St. Kilda Port :'If el uolll'IIC Bri~htoll Beu(·11 (Park "tt'eet)

5.!i 5.40 6.18 5.21 ;; .21 6.7 G.1B ".39 !i,4H 5.33 5.20 5.18 5.22 5.23 5.37 5.33 6.11 5.20 5.52 5.19 5.9 ;i.31 5.43 5.30 5.19

SAT. A.M. 5.16

Sl"N. A .~1.

6.18 5".'ll '. 5.21 G.7 (l.W 5.3!l. 5.46 ,'.33 5.26 5.18 5.22 5.23 5.37 5.33 6.11 5.20 5.52 5.19 5.9 :i.31 5,43 5.30 5.19

8.41 8.37 8.18 8.33 8.45 8.lil 8.38 8.21 8.8 8.42 9.33 8.43 8.38 8.37 8.35 8.15 8.45 8.45 8.20 8.33 8.38 8.48 8.3 8.25 8.56 8.58 8.26

SAT. P.M. Midnight Midnight 11 .35 11.30 11.46 Midnight Midnight Midnight 11.18 11.58 11.35 11.50 Midnight 11.57 Midnight 11.47 11.58 11.54 11.30 11.30 11,43 11.58 11.55 11.55 Midnight Midnight Midnight

SUN. P .I1L 10.30 10.40 10.10 10.30 10.10 10.36 10.43 10.43 10.0 10.18 9.37 10.13 10.45 10.48 10.40 10.10 10.12 10.20 10.40 10.25 10.13 10.18 10.15 IQ,45 10.44 10.44 10.44





TRAVELLERS' ORGANISATIONS. Big Brother Movement, 31 Queen street (Tel. Cent. 6072). New Settlers' League, Exhibition Buildings. Rathdown street (Tel. F 4007) . . Commercial Travellers' Club, 318 Flinders street . (Tel. Cent. 9700). Country Women's Association of Victoria, 60 Market street (Tel. F5 703). Girls' FrIendly Society. 37 Spring street (Tel. F2931 ). Travellers' Aid Society, 235 King street (Tel. Cent. 10502). Young Men's Christian Association, across Prince's Bridge (Tel. M21 61 ) . Young Women' s Christian Associa~on. 60 Russell street (Tel. Cent. 5386) . Victoria League in Victoria. 167 Collins street (Tel. Cent. 5918) .

LAST THAI); FROM C1TY Willialll"tnwll OakJeigh J)alldeno llg Altona Beach 8t. }dballR

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San<lrillghanl Blaek Rock Beaumaris . Fawkner Somertoll . :'\orth Carlton Heservoir Heidelberg Box Hill Cr oydon Eust Mah'em Kew .. .. . . . . . .. I~ast Ke.w (Motor·'bus) Ash blllWIl Broadmeadow8 Coburg Frankston Mordialloc St. Kilda . . .. Port Melbourne .. .. '.. ... Bl'ighton Beach - (Park "t1'e('t)

WEEK DAYS. P .M. :Midnight ""Iidnight 11.35 11.30 11.46 Midnight ..\Iidnight 11.30 11.18 11.58 11.23 11.50 Midnight 11.55 Midnight . 11.47 11 .58 11.54 11.30 11.30 11.43 11 .58 11.5.'\ 11.55 Midnight Midnight Midnight



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PLACES OF WORSHIP. St. Paul's Cathedral (Church of England). Swanston Street and Flinders ,street.-The foundation of this magnificent Anglican Cathedral. which is built in the decorative Gothic style of Barrabool and Waurn Ponds sandstone. was laid by the Marquis of Normanby on April 13. 1880. The building is 273 feet in length. while the width of the nave and aisles is 65 feet and of the transept 115 feet. It has. cost more than £ 100.000. and its splendid organ was installed at a cost of £6.000. In addition. two spires have been completed and the Moorhouse tower is being erected at a cost exceeding £70.000. St. Patrick' s Cathedral (Roman C1ltholic). Eastern Hill.-The foundation stone of this ecclesiastical edifice was laid by the Most Rev. Dr. Gould. Bishop of Melbourne. on April 9. 1850. and the Cathedral was consecrated on October 31. 1897. by His Grace Archbishop Can. The plan of the Cathedral is cruciform. and the style a late form of Early: English Gothic. It has a total area of 35.000 square feet. and the height of nave and transept is 95 feet. Scots Church. Collins Street. - A fine example of Early English architecture. The building is a cruciform structure. capable of accommodating a congregation of 1.000 people.

St. Paul's Cathedral. --,

By kind permission of

Mr. John Shirlow.


Among other churches are the following:Australian Church. 19 RusselJ street. Baptist Church. Collins street. Church of Christ. Swanston street. Congregational Church. Collins street. First Church of Christ. Scientist. St. Kilda road. Greek Church. Victoria parade. Fitzroy. Independent Church. Collins street. Jewish Synagogue. cor. St. Kilda and Toorak roads. Lutheran Church. Gisborne street. East Melbourne. Methodist Church. Lonsdale street. Salvation Army. 69 Bourke street. St. Francis' Church (Roman Catholic). corner Lonsdale street and Elizabeth street. . St. Peter's Church (C. of E.). Eastern Hill. Victorian Assn. of Spiritualists, I I 7 Collins street. Welsh Presbyterian Church. Latrobe street.

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St. Patrick's Calhedral.

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Suburbs Served by Tramways ABBOTSl<'ORD.- (Collingwood) Cable tram in Lonsdale str eet. ALBERT PARK.-(St. Kilda Beach via South Melb.) Electric t ram in Swanston street. ARMADALE.-(Glen Iris) Electric tram in Swanston street. ASCOTVALE.-(Mar ibyrnong River) Electric tram in W illiam street. AUBURN.-(Burwood or Wattle Park) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge. BALACLA V A.- (Elsternwick) Electr ic t ram in Swanston street, or (Prahran) ElectrIc tram from Prince's Bridge. BRIGHTON BEACH.-(St. Kilda Beach ) Electric tram in Swanston sl~eet to St. Kilda Railway Station, t hen (Brigh· ton Beach) Electric tram. BRUNSWICK.- (Brunswick) Electric tram in Elizabeth street . BURNLEY.-(Burwood) or (Wattle Park) Electric tram fro m Prince's Bridge. BURWOOD.-(Bmwood) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge . CAMBERWELL.-(via Hawthorn-Burwood or Wattle P ark) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge. CAMBERWELL.-(via Malvern r oad - Camberwell ) Elect r ie tram in Swanston street. C'ANTERBURY.-(Wattle Park) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge. CARLTON.-(Co 1Jin~vood or (North Carlton) Cable tram in Lonsdale street, or Electric tram nort'll along Swanston street. CARNEGIE .-(Elsternwick) Electric tram in Swanston street to Eisternwick station, thence (Carnegie ) Elect ric t r am. CAULFIELD.-(Elsternwick) Electric tram in Swanston street l change to, (Cotham road) tram at St. Kilda Town H all, ana transfer to (Darling road) tram at Balaclava Junction . CLIFTON HILL.-(Clifton Hill} or (Northcote) Cable tram in Bourke street. COBURG.-(North Coburg) (Coburg) or (East Coburg) Electric tram in Swanston street. COLLINGWOOD. - (Collin~ood) Cable tram in Lonsdale street, or (Clifton Hill) or (Northcote) Cable tram in Bourke street. CROXTON .-(Northcote) Cable tram in Bourke street, or (East Preston) or (West Preston) Electric tram in Swans;Jon street. DEEPDENE.-(Mont Albert ) Electric tram in Collins street. EAST BRUNSWICK.-(North Coburg), (Coburg), or (East Coburg) Ekctric trams in Swanston street . EAST CAMBERWELL.-(Wattle Park) .E lectric tram fro m Prince's Brigge. EAST COBURG.-(East Coburg) Electric tram in Swanston street. EAST MELBOURNE.-(East Kew), (Hawthorn ) or (Rich· mond) Electric tram in Flinders street, or (Mont Albert ) Electric tram in Collins street. EAST PRESTON.-(East Preston) Electric tram in Swanston street. EAST RICHMOND.-(Wattle Park), (Burwood ), or (Prahrfi ll ) Electric trams from Prince's Bridge.

The names In brackets indicate the destination sign displayed on cars. ELSTERNWICK .-( Elsternwick ) Electric tram in Swanston NORTHCOTE.-(Nol'thcote) Cable tram in Bourke street, or str eet . (East Preston) or ('Vest Preston) Electric tram in Swanston street. ELWOOD .- (Elst f:l'1nvick) Electri c tram in Swanston street t o Glen hu ntl.r road, tlhen (Point Ormond) Electric tram. NORTH FITZROY.-(N'icholson street) Cable tram in Bourke Rtreet, or (Mont Albert) Electric tram in Collins street, F:SSENDON.- (Essendo n} Electric tram in William street. connecting with North Fitzroy Cable cars at Brunswick l<'ITZROY.-(M.ont Albert ) Electric tram from Collins street street . connect; ng with (Nort h ' Fitzroy) Cable tram at corner of XORTH MELBOL'RNE . _. (North Melbourne ) Cable tram Brunswick street and Victoria parade. in Elizabeth street. FLE MI NGTON .-(Maribyrn ong River) Electric tram in William NORTH RICHMOND.- (Mont Albert) Electric tram in Collins street . street. FOOTSCRA Y .~Train fr om Flinders st.reet or Spencer streett PARKVILLE.-(Brunswick) Cable tram in Elizabeth street. thence Ele_ctric tram to (Williamstown road), (Russel PORT MELBOURNE.-IPol't Melbourne) Cable tram from street ), or (Ballarat road). corner of Collins street and Market street. GARDINE R.-(Camberwell) Electric tram in. Swanston sta-eet. PHAHRAN.·-(Prahran) Electric tram from Prince'EI Bridge. GLENFERRIE.-( Burwood) or (Wattle Park) Electric tram PRESTON.-- (East Preston) or (West Preston ) Electric tram fro m P r ince's Bridge t o Glenferrie road, thence (Cotham in Swanstoh street. road) Electric tram. RICHMOND. - (Burwood). (Wattle Park) or (Prahran) GLENHUNTLY .-(Elsternwick) Electric tram in Swanston Electric tram from Prince's Bridge, or (East Kew) , s.a-eet to Elsternwick Station, then (Carnegie) Electric (Hawth orn), or (Richmond ) Electric tram in Flinders tram. street. . GLEN IRIS.- (GIen I ris) Electric tram in Swanston street. RIPPONLEA.-(Elsterhwiek) Electric tram in Swanston st reet. HARTWELL.-(Bur wood) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge . RIVERSDALR - (Wattle Park) ElectI-ic tram from Prince's H AWK SBURN .-(CamberweH) Electric tram in Swanston Bridge. street. ROYAL P ARK.-(Brunswick) Cable tram in Elizabeth street. H AWTHORN .-( H awthorn ) Electric tram in Flinders str eet, or (West Coburg) Electric tram in William street. or (Burwood ' or (Wattle P ark) Electric tram from Prince'~ SOU'l'H YARRA.-(Toorak) Eleetlric tram in Swanston street, Bridge. or (Prahran) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge. JOLIMONT .- (.East Kew), (Hawthorn) , or (Richmond) Electric SOUTH MELB.0URNE.-(South Melbourne) Cable tram ' from tram in Flinders st reet. cornel' of ()ollins street and Market street. KBNSIXGTON.-(Maribyrnong River) Electric tram in WilST. KILDA.-(St. KiIda Beach) or (Elsternwick) Electric tram in Swanston street. . . liam street. ST. KILDA l!EACH.-(St. Kilda Beach) Electric tram in KEW .-(East K ew) or (Kew) Electric tram in Flinders street. Swanston street. KOOYONG.- (Toorak ) Electric tram in Swanston street, or THORNBURY.-(Northcote) Cable tram in Bourke street, or (Burwood) or (W attle Park) tram from Prince's Bridge to (West Preston) or (East Preston) Electric tram in SwansGlenfel'l'ie road, t hence (St. Kilda Beach) Electric tram. ton sUreet. }fAL VERN .-(East Malvern ) or (Glen Iris) Electric tram in TOORAK.-(Toorak) or (CamberweIl) Electric tram in SwansSwanst on street. ton street. :M IDDLE P ARK.- (St . Kilda Beach, via South Melbourne) TOORONGA.-(Camberwell) Electric tram in Swanston street. Electric tram in Swanst on street. VICTORIA PARK.·-(Collingwood) Cable tram in 'Lonsdale :\IONT ALBERT.- (Mont Albert) Electric tram in Coliins street. . street . WEST BRUNSWICK. - (West Coburg) Electric tram in MONTAGUE .- (P ort Melbourne ) Cable tram from Collins William street. . . st!'eet and Market street. WEST COBURG.-(West Cobltrg) Electric tram in William i\100NE E P ONDS. - (Essendon ) Electric tram in William street. street . WEST MELBOURNE.-(Welle Melbourne) Cable tram in Elizabeth street. MORELANJ).--·(Nol'th Coburg ) or (Coburg) Electric tram in WEST PRESTON.- (West Preston) Electric tram in SwansSwanst oJl ~ tr E'et. or (Brunswick) Cable tram in Elizabeth ton street. '1treet. WEST RICHMOND'-;(j East Kew), (Hawthorn), or (Richmond) \,EWMARKET .-(Maribyrnong River) Electric tram in WilElect.ric tram in FI nders street. liam st reet. WESTGARTH.-(Northcote) Cable tram in Bourke street. NORTH CARLTON.- (Nor t h Ca rlton ) Cable tram in LonsWINDSOR.-(Prahran) Electric tram from Prince's Bridge, or dale street. ( _ >101_) E"",", <nun i. Ow"""'......,t. ~


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Metropolitan Area.

of Miles 7'... V;l y.. . 0 I I , I

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THEATRES. Bijou Theatre, Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 3251). Comedy Theatre, Exhibition stceet (Tel. Cent. 4876) . King's Theatre, Russell street (Tel. Cent. 11370). Playhouse, Aikman street, across Prince's Bridge (Tel. M3355). Royal Theatre, Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 7735). Tivoli Theatre, Bailrke street (Tel. Cent. 928).

MOTION PICTURES. Athenreum, 188 Collins street (Tel. Cent. 1163) . Auditorium, 167 Collins street (Tel. Cent. 7044). Britannia, 287-291 Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 8763) . Capitol, 109 Swanston street (T eI. Cent. 11085). Gaiety, 221 Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 5858). Hoyts De Luxe, 236-42 Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 6189) . Majestic, 178 Flinders street (Tel. Cent. 7076). Melba, 283 Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 8763). Palace Theatre, Bourke street, near Spring street (Tel. Cent. 8843) . Paramount, 235-37 Bourke street (Tel. Cent. 3935). Plaza, 191 Collins street (Tel. F31 31 ). Princess Theatre, Spring street (Tel. Cent. 3232). Regent, 191 Collins street (Tel. F3131). . Star, 208 Bo~rke street (Tel. M2586). State, Flinders street (Tel. F 4656) . Strand, 206 Bourke street (Tel. M2594).



Capitol Th..

The Ambassadors, Capitol Buildings, Swanston street (Tel. Cent. 2021). Bibron's Old Admiralty House, Collins pla{;e (Tel. Cent. 3673) . The Embassy, Alfred place, off Collins street (Tel. Cent. 278). The Green Mill, across Prince's .Bridge (Tel. M3231) . The Rex, Nicholas Buildings, Swanston street (Tel. F2883). The Plaza, St. Kilda (Tel. Windsor 5441 ) . The Palais, St. Kilda ( Tel. Windsor 5555) . The Palms, Henley Lawns, Alexandra avenue (Tel. F3923).

SKATING. ICE.-Glaciarium, across Prince's Bridge (Tel. M2205). ROLLER.-Wirth's Park, across Prince's Bridge (Tel. M35 35).

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Com,dy Th,.....

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The tramways system controlled by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board covers 270 track miles. It is estimated that 24,000,000 miles are covered annually by the Board's trams, and 234,000,000 passenger journeys are made. This huge transport system had a very mode;t beginning only 60 years ago, when the Melbourne Omnibus Co. was formed. With the ' introduction of electric transport lines were opened in many suburbs, mostly under municipal control, until, in 1918, the existing Board was created by Act of Parliament. h took control of all the cable tramways in the metropolitan area in 1919, and of the electric tramways in 1920. Mr. A Cameron has been chairman since its inception, and he has six colleagues. Since its inception the Board has paid about £ 12,000,000 in wages and salaries, and has srnt £ 1,.116,000 in buildin, new rolling stock. The trams 0 Melbourne will be found uniformly clean and comfortable, and the employees, in the Complaints main, courteous and willing to assist visitors. received are investigated by the Board's disciplinary officer. TheJ30ard builds most of its own trams at its workshops at Preston, where 508 persons are employed. and the wages bill amounts to £2,490 a week.

For visitors to Melbourne the following suggested pro. gramme .of tours and sightseeing excursions may be of interest.

A US T R A L I A N AERIAL SERVICES LIMITED, head office and hangars, Melbourne Airport, off .Dudley street, Melbourne; five minutes by taxi from the city. Aerial mail contractor to the Commonwealth of Australia. Mail, passengers, and freight. carried' The to the Riverina; Broken Hill, and Adelaide. Larkin Aircraft Supply Company, managing agents for Australian Aerial Services Limited, has its factory at the Melbourne Airport. This is the only completely equipped aircraft factory in the Commonwealth, and engages in the design and manufacture of aircraft and parts. The factory is open for inspection by visitors by arrangement with the secretary. Bookings for flights may be made at the Government Tourist Bureau.

MOTOR-BUS SERVICES. There are several prescribed motor-bus routes in the metropolitan area. .... A regular service runs from the Melbourne Public Library, Swanston street, by way of St. Kilda road, Com. mercial road, Malvern road, Orrong road, Clarence street, and Kooyong road, to North road, Brighton. On Saturday afternoons and Sundays these h.uses travel to the Brighton General Cemetery. A second service starts -at the same place, and travels to Brighton by way of St. Kilda road, Commercial road, Malvern road, Williams road, Hotham road, New street, Park street, to St. Kilda street, Brighton. The terminus is near a good bathing beach. Buses also run from Spencer street to the Victoria Dock. There are many minor services in the suburbs.

FIRST AND LAST TRAMS. Trams commence running between 5.25 a.m. and Last cars leave the suburban termini about 11 p.m., and leave the city between 11.40 p.m. and 12.4 a.m. On Saturdays the last cars run 30 minutes later. On Sundays the first cars start running between 1 p.m. and 1.30 p.m., and last cars leave the suburban and city termini an hour earlier than on week days.

6 a.m.

FIRST DAY: Morning.-City sightseeing tour by motor or tram. Ask for details of regular tours at Government Tourist Bureau or travel agencies (addresses on back cover of this book). Afternoon.-Visit to Zoological Gardens-electric train from Flinders or' Spencer street station to Royal Park, Dr electric tram along William street-join tram at Collins .street intersection. . SECOND DAY: Whole Day.-Motor tour to Healesville and over the famous Blacks' Spur to Narbethong. On the Spur road fern gullies and immense specimens of eucalypts are continually in view. The Maroondah Lake is also an attractive feature. THIRD DA Y: Morning.-Visit the Botanic Gardens -Short walk over Prince's Bridge and thence along Alexandra avenue or electric tram (Toorak) along Swanston street, across Prince's Bridge, turning into Domain road. Alight at entrance and' walk through gardens to Alexandra avenue, thence to Queen Victoria Gardens and back to the city. Afternoon.-Motor tour to Warrandyte on the picturesque Upper Yarra. FOURTH DAY:

Morning.- Electric train from Flinders street station (frequent service) to St. Kilda. Electric tram via Grey, Mitford, and St. Kilda streets to Brighton Beach; return by electric train (frequent service) to Flinders street station. Fare, 1/7!. Afternoon.-Free.

FIFTH DAY: Morning.-Visit National Museum, Art Gallery, and Public Library-short walk north along Swanston street; or State Parliament House in Spring street, east end of Bourke street. Afternoon.-Bayside motor tour to Frankston, popular seaside resort, 27 miles from the city. SIXTH DAY: Morning free. for inspection of shopping area and big department stores. Afternoon.-Electric tram from Batman avenue (Prince's Bridge) to Wattle Park, eight miles from the city (the site commands many picturesque views of the surrounding country), or alternatively visi.t St. Kilda Esplanade or attend race and sports meetings. SEVENTH DAY: Whole Day. - Motor tour to Sorrento, at Port Phillip Heads. The highway passes through tea-tree groves following the shore line of the bi\}'. 'Ill miles return tour.

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HEAD OFFICES OF LEADING BANKS. Australian Bank of Commerce, 325 Collins street .. .. .. .. . . .. .. .. Bank of Adelaide, 267 Collins street Bank of Australasia, 396 Collins street . Bank of New South Wales, 368 Collins street Bank of New ,Zealand, 347 Collins street Bank of Victoria, 251 Collins street . .. .. .. Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney, 251 C91lins street . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Commonwealth Bank, 367 Collins street . . . . Commerciai Bank of Aust. Ltd., 337 Collins street . . E., S., & A. Bank, 388 Collins street .. . . French Bank Comptoir National d'Esc. de . Paris, 56 Queen street, . . . . . . . . . . . National Ban.k of Australia, 271 Collins street Primary Producers' Bank, 435 Collins street Queensland National Bank, 281 Collins street Royal Bank of Aust. Ltd., 388 Collins street State Savings Bank, 139 Elizabeth street _. .. Union Bank of Aust. Ltd., 351 Collins street

Cent. Cent. Cent. Cent. Cent. Cent.

3915 3503 650 4283 421 803

Cent. 803 Cent. 4952 Cent. 7340 Cent. 9983 Cent. 156 Cent. 7383 Cent. 8194 Cent. 6532 Cent.- 9983 Cent. 3200 Cent. 7133

GENERAL AMUSEMENTS. LUNA PARK and ST. KILDA FORESHORE. -One of the most popular amusement areas in Melbourne is that on the St. Kilda f6re·~hore. Here all sorts of amusements are provided each night (Sunday and winter nights excepted). . Nominal charges enable one to participate according to his desire. Band concerts on the fore~hore are given usually on Sunday nights.

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Hints for •

HE regulations governing the use of interstate motor-vehicles in Victoria are few and simple, and are calculated to give visiting motorists the least possible trouble . To facilitate their observance al,ld to prevent vexatious delays, motorists are advised:( 1) To make certain that motor registration and driver's licence are ct,!rrent. Carry both for production to the police when making application for a visitor's pa ss . I f these documents are not carried the journey may be delayed while the police telegraph for confirmation to the motor registration branch of the State in which the vehicle is registered. (2) Report to the nearest police station after crossing the border of Victoria, when a visitor's pass will be ~ issued. (3) This pass, for which no charge is made, should be carried by the driver throughout the visit. Pamphlets dealing with traffic regulations in Melbourne may be had on application to the Town Clerk, T own Hall, Swanston street. There are no complicated rules, and visiting motorists will · find the police helpful. Obey implicitly the police pointsman's signals and no trouble should be experienced. At some street intersections traffic signals in the form of coloured lights are used. Green indicates "Proceed;" amber or yellow, "Prepare to start or prepare to st-op;" and red, "Stop." Parking is permitted in certain streets at a fee of 1/ per day, which will be collected by a City Council official. Good garages are also available in the city at nominal rates.

"JAY-WALKING." "Jay walking,"- i.e., walking across it. street diagonally, and crossing intersections against the traffic is an offence under the City Council by-laws. Streets must be crossed at right angles to the footpath. At intersections where there are automatic traffic signals, pedestrians should be careful to cross only when the green "go" light is showing. It is also an offence to walk on the right-hand side of footpaths. In many of the principal streets, white lines are painted along ·the middle of the foot~aths to divide the two streams of pedestrian traffic. KEEP TO THE LEFT!





Available from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays (both inclusive), and from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Saturdays. ALEXANDRA AVENUE.- On both sides of street clear of the ~rred portion of the roadway and clear of ~rains. EXHIBITION STREET.-Centre of street from Flinders street to Little Bourke street. FLINDERS STREET.-South side, east from a point opposite building alignment on east side of Russell street to Wellington parade south. KING STREET.-Centre of street from Collins street to Latrobe street. LATROBE STREET.-Centre of street from Swanston street to Elizabeth street. LATROBE STREET.-Centre of street from Elizabeth street to W iIliam street. LONSDALE STREET.-Centre of street from Russell st. to Spring st. (Cabs to stand near kerb on race days only.) QUEEN STREET.-Centre of street from Flinders street to Lonsdale street. RUSSELL STREET.-Centre of street from Flinders street to Little Collins street. RUSSELL STREET.-Centre of street from Bourke street to Lonsdale street. SPRING STREET.-East side from Wellington parade to Treasury e!ace. SPRING STREET.-East side from Carpentaria place to Macarthur street.

A fee of 1/ - a day, which is collected by City Council officers in uniform, is charged for each vehicle using a parking area. The driver is given a ticket which is available for the whole day, and if. he produces it at any !lther parking area in the city boundary, including those at the Melbourne, Carlton, and Richmond Cricket Grounds during the day, a second fee is not charged. A weekly parking ticket may .be obtained for 5 / , and a monthly parking ticket for £ 1.

ENTERTAINMENT PARKING AREAS. The following parking areas are conveniently situated to the principal places of entertainment in the city, and may be used at the hours stated.When the P rin.cess Theatre is open to the public, from 7 p.m. to 11.30 p.m., and when matinees are being held at the Princess Theatre, from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. SPRING STREET.-Centre of street from a point or,posite north boundary wall of 193 Spring street, to a point opposite south side of Lonsdale street. SPRIN G STREET.- East side, from its junction with E velvn street to Victoria street. VICTORIA STREET.-South side, from Spring street to E velyn street. From 8.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.RUSSELL STREET.-Both sides and centre of street

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ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF VICTORIA.-Clubrooms and offices, 94 Queen street, . M elbourne. (Tel. Cent. 8780.) Visiting motorists who desire to get into touch with motor interests in Victoria will find the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria ready to assist. The R.A.C.V. has reciprocal agreements with similar institutions in all States, members of which, on presentation of their membership cards, are entitled to club privileges and can obtain information. The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria has a membership exceeding 21,000. In addition to the usual appointments of a club such as lounges (for ladiei and gentlemen), reading-room, bar, billiard-room, and dininghall, the R.A.C.V. has an efficient touring department in charge of experienced officers, from whom specific information regarding trips and outings can be obtained, in addition to road maps and special motor guides to and from Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide. There is also a road patrol corps, the duty of which is to respond to calls of membel's who may be in trouble on the road. The Government Motor Registration Offices (licences, registration, and general information for motorists) are at the Exhibition Building, Rathdown street. (Tel. F 112 1.) between Flinders street and Little Collins street, and between Bourke street and Little Lonsdale street. LONSDALE STREET.-Both sides and centre of strc:et between Russell street and Spring street. EXHIBITION STREET.-Both sides and centre of street between Flinders street and Little Bourke street. FLINDERS STREET.-Between Russell ab'eet and Wellington parade south.


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St. Kilda Foreshore Three and a half miles from Melbourne. a train journey of nine minutes; may also be reached by tram along Swanston street. crossing Prince' s Bridge into the world-famous St. Kilda road. and passing en route the Queen's statue. set in beautiful gardens. the statue in bronze of the Scotch poet Burns. opposite one of the late E. G . Fitzgibbon. C.M.G .â&#x20AC;˘ formerly Town Clerk of the City of Melbourne. and another of Nurse Edith Cavell; Police Depot and Barracks. the Homreopathic Hospital. and the Victoria Military Barracks. the headquarters of the Commonwealth Defence Department. Farther on are the Observatory and Federal Government House. in the Domain; and on the road. close to . the gates of Government House, stands the fine equestrian statue of the late Marquis of Linlithgow. the first GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth; the National War Memorial; and the Soldiers' Memorial. a tribute to those -.who fell in the South African War. Farther along is a




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fine obelisk erected in the same connection. Midway to St. Kilda lies the Albert Cricket-ground. an adj'unct to the Melbourne Cricket Club, with a fine series of lawn tennis courts attached. Tht:' sea frontage at St. Kilda is more than three miles in length. and much has been done to beautify the foreshore. a wide and commanding view of which is obtained from the Upper E splanade. a favourite promenade. thronged on Sundays and summer evenings by xi,sitors from ; the city and inland suburbs. To the right stretches the Beaconsfield para,de, with its well-kept gardens, and to the left the Upper and Lower Esplanades sweep round to Luna Park. Opposite the Upper Esplanade is Alfred Square. which has been laid out in lawns and liberally provided with seats. On the beach westward of the Esplanade is the Municipal Pavilion, a twostory structure, surrounded by rockeries and flanked by green lawns, and protected from the sea spray by grassed sand hillocks. Farther along the sea front is Point Ormo~d,

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a popular holiday rendezvous. which has a fine stretch of sandy beach. A len gthy promenade pier with two L pieces and a cafe has been carried far out to sea. and from here 'sailing boats and motor-launches make short trips on the bay . Along the splendid beach are ladies' and gentlemen's bathing establishments. together with a refreshment and shelter pavilions. A considerable length of sea wall has been constructed. and at the back ,of this beautiful grass plots have been laid out. rockeries formed. and flower beds planted. On the broad. shelving. sandy beach close to the pier dressing sheds have been . erected and are largely availed of by residents and visitots. who enjoy the delights of open sea bathing. which has become an immensely popl!br pastime. During the summer months there is no lack of mtertainment at this point on the Bay. as there are many open-air theatres. At the lower end of the Esplanade are highly popular out-door amusements, dancin:s pavilions. picture theatres. and refreshment rooms.



BRIGHTON BEACH. Nine and a quarter miles from Melbourne. reached in 25 minutes by rail. or. via St. Kilda. eight and a half miles by rail and electric tram. The sea is within a stone's throw of tram terminus or the Brighton Beach railway station. A clean broad stretch of sandy beach. gradually shelving into deep water. is specially suitable for children. The shoreline forms a succession of curves. and the glare of the sea beach is relieved by the sombre colouring of the belt of tea-tree. which follows its wind.ings. A substantial jetty. extending for 150 yards into the waters of the bay. affords a pleasant promenade. Enclosed sea baths. refreshment pavilions. tea gardens.

HAMPTON. Hampton is ten miles and a quarter. 28 minutes of train travel through p~incipally residential suburbs. from the city. · There is a splendid sweep of sea frontage from Brighton Beach to S8Jldringham. At Hampton are sports grounds. dining and tearooms. summer houses. and shady walks. The beach also lends itself admirabiy to picnic purposes. In addition to a great number of private bathing boxes which line the foreshore. municipal . bathing sheds have been provided.

SANDRINGHAM. Eleven and a quarter miles. half an hour by rail; a very pleasant outing. This popular water~g place ~tands upon a bold headland. commanding an extensive outlook over the bay. and easily graded paths facilitate the descent to the excellent sandy beach below. Between Brighton Beach and 8andringham is a well-grown belt of tea-tree scrub. threaded' with winding paths and affording shelter in warm weather. The splendid links and well-appointed club-house of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club are within easy distance.

BLACK ROCK. With its open spaces and nature preserves. is a bayside resort which still retains something of its primeval beauty. The ironstone rocks and soft sandy marl ofthe cliffs and foreshore hereabouts will prove of interest to the geologist. and It bright array of bathing boxes.


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ereCted on a shelving sandy beach. indicate that open sea bathillg is popular. A freqti~nt service of elect~ic trams' is run in conjunction with the trains to and from Sandringham. and the journey occupies 1 3 minutes iii .each direction.


R~il to Sandringham and thence by tram to Beau-· maris: This is a most enjoyable half-day or day trip. There are many delightful nooks about t~s pretty bayside resort. A pleasant hour may be spent by visiting the beach. wh~re there is a bathing enclosure. and boats may be hired. From the Cliffs at Rickett's Point. overlooking · the bay. the views seawards towards Frankston and Mornington. and inland to the distant heights of the Dandenong Ranges are extremely fin~. The Cheltenham Golf Links lie adjacent to the be.~Ch.

MENTONE. A residential suburb. 14 miles from Melbourne. a rail journey of 36 minutes. Here ·is a good beach. backed by steep cliffs. shady 'tea-tree walks. fine bathing enclosure. go04 jetty. excellent fishing in the bay. and sailing boats for hire.

MORDIALLOC . . Mordialloc is a very popular watering place. with the railway station close to the sea. It is 16 miles from Melbourne. 42 minutes by train. and also a favourite run with motorists. There is a splendid beach. the summer playground for children. grass-planted reserves. shelter sheds. accessible water-taps. public pleasure and picnicking grounds. The main street. a wide thoroughfare. is laid ,out with gardens. which have a charming effect. Motor. sailing. and rowi~g boats are available for excur· sions up the creek or on the bay. and there is good fishing. ~SPENDALE, EDITHVALE, CHELSEA. Aspendale. a mile and a half from Mordialloc; Edithvale. one mile farther on; and Chelsea one mile farther on. at the extreme limit of the suburban rail system. are stopping stations on this coastal line. affording access to a much-frequented section of the beach. It makes an excellent picnic ground. ' which the tall tea-tree scrub specially favours. Bathing is popular. the wide expanse of sea.

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protected by a natural bar. giving appreciable oppor,!unities for swimming.

WILLIAMSTOWN. Williamstown is nine .miles from Melbourne (Spencer street); half an hour by train through industr.ial sub.urbs. . notably Footscray. Yarraville. and Newport. · On the western or back beach at Williamstown are shelter sheds with every convenien.ce for picnickers. who resort thither in 'great numbers at holid'ay' times. Here are the public· baths" nearly opposite to which are the Botanic Gardens and the sports ground. Visitors may return either by the same route to the metropolis or have the alternative of a pleasant run of 15 minutes across the bay to Port Melbourne in the ferry steamer "Rosny." returning thence to the city by rail from Port Melbourne.

PORT MELBOURNE. A railway line two and a quarter miles in length. the first constructed in Victoria • .over which there is a frequent service of electric trains; connecting the port with the city by a' journey of se:ven minutes. or it may be reached in 15 minutes by cable tram. It is a thriving suburb with a distinctly nautical air. f<;>r most of its trade is connected with the shipping arriving at and departing from its three busy piers. while extensive factories furnish employment to thousands of operatives. The magnificent overseas mail liners are berthed- at the Prince's Pier. and bay excursion steamers start from a special berth at the Station Pier.

ALTONA BEACH. Altona Beach is about eleven miles from Melbourne (Spencer street). the rail journey occupying about 35 minutes from Flinders street station. and until quite recently its natural advantages 8.5 a bayside resort were unknown to most city residents. There is a natural esplanade around the entire foreshore and a beach ftontage of .mor.e than two miles. consisting of hard shelving sand. from which extends a substantial pier a quarter of a mile in length. With its long stretch of beach to play upon. 'and the rippling shallows of its .waters to paddle in. this resort has become very popular.



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'The Argui' Guide to Melbourne. ~ DELIGHTFUL SHORT TRIPS. MOUNTAIN, SEA. AND BUSH. ITHIN easy reach of Melbourne and readily accessible by motor-car or train are many picturesque places which can be made the subject of one-day trips. if necessary. but are well worth a longer visit if possible. The following is a selection of typical' places whi<;h can be recommended for ( short trips:COWES (45 miles) .-During the summer months a day trip may be made to Cowes. T rain to Stony Point. thence by boat to Phillin Island (the Isle of Wight of Australia). See the koala (native bear). the seal rocks. the penguins. and the mutton birds. A good place to spend a week-end. HEALESVILLE (39 mHes) .-Situated at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. F ern gullies. mountain streams. the Maroondah lake. the Blacks' Spur. tennis. golf. shooting. fishing, WARBURTON (48 miles).-:-The starting place for Ben Cairn and the Donna Buang mountains. Delightful mountain scenery. Big timber. picturesque drives. FERNTREE GULLY (23 miles) . The National Park at Ferntree Gully is un'rivalled for fern gullies and panoramic views. SASSAFRAS. OLINDA. SHERBROOKE. and the DANDENONG RANGES.-These resorts are of great beauty. delightful forests. fern gullies. and waterfalls. GEMBROOK LINE (near Ferntree Gully),This line is one of the most picturesque in the State. and it provides an almost inexhaustible field for daily or extended visits. SORRENTO AND PORTSEA (60 miles) .Fashionable and popular watering places. The great fascination for visitors is the unrivalled attraction of the Ocean Beach and Ocean Park. a large public reserve facing Bass Strait.

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Me tropoli tan Sporting Directory TENNIS. The Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria, Glenferrie road, Kooyong (Tel. UY5 7-15). KOOYONG COURTS. Glenferrie toad-. opposite the Kooyong railway station. upon which 25 grass courts and eight asphalt courts have been constructed, in addition to a commodious clubhouse and a concrete stadium, which will accommodate 4.500 spectators. At Kooyong all interstate and international matches are played. ALBERT RESERVE. St. Kilda road. opposite Commercial road. on which seven gras'S courts and a clubhouse have been provided. Members of the Associations of the other states and visitors from overseas are invited to inspect the gro~nds and clubhouse. PUBLIC TENNIS-COURTS.-The following public courts are available within easy reach of the city :Fawkner Park (6 courts), St. Kilda road tram to Toorak road; Pow lett Reserve (4 courts), Victoria parade tram to Simpson street; Yarra Park (2 courts). train to Jolimont or Flinders street tram to Clarendon street, East Melbourne; Princess Park (4 courts). Sydney road tram to Walker street or Lygon street tram to MacPherson street; Carlton Gardens (4 courts), Nicholson street tram to Gertrude street路 corner; Flagstaff Gardens (2 courts), William street tram to Franklin street corner; Royal Park (2 courts). Essendon. North Essendon. Maribyrnong road trams to Melrose street. The courts are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. summer months, and from sunrise to 10 p.m. winter months.

ATHLETIC CLUBS. Melbourne Athletic Club. I 84 Exhibition street. Victory Athletic Club Pty. Ltd., 252 Swanston street. Victorian Amateur Athletic Association, 343 Little Collins street.

MOTORING. Royal Automablie Club of Victoria, 94 Queen street (Tel. Cent. 8780). Motordrome. Yarra Park. Batman avenue (Tel. Cent. 7483). Tram al~mg Batman avenue from Prince's Bridge.

BOXING. STADIUM.~Dudley street. West Melbourne (T el. F 1305) . Take West Melbourne tram in Elizabeth street.

SWIMMING. Sea Baths (enclosed).- St. Kilda. Middle Park. Middle Brighton. Brighton Beach. Mentone. 'Williamstown. Mordialloc. CITY BATHS.-Corner Swanston street and Victoria street (Tel. F3940) . Fresh water. These baths are open throughout the year. In winter the water is heated. Victorian Amateur Swimming Association. 343 Little Collins路.street.

BASEBALL. Victorian Baseball Association. Secretary. c/ o W . and L. Gordon. Napier street. Essendon.

BOWLS. Victoria Bowling Association. 243 Collins street (Tel. Cent. 6079) . On ' application to the Secretary. arrangements can be made for visitors to play on any of the metropolitan greens.

CYCLING. League of Victorian Wheelmen. 231 Elizabeth street (Tel. Cent. 9285). Victorian Amateur Cyclists' Union. 343 Little Collins street.

FOOTBALL. Victorian Football League. corner Spring street and Flinders lane (Tel. Cent. 6196) . Victorian Football Association 248 Swanston street (Tel. F5243). Metropolitan Amateur Football Association. 343 Little Collins street.

GUN CLUBS. Melbourne Gun Club, T ottenham (Tel. Sunshine 36).

CRICKET. Victorian Cricket Association. V.c.A.. Building. corner Flinders street and Collins place (Tel. Cent. 7585). Ql?tain "The Argus" Cricket Guide from "The Argus" Service Department.

GOLF. Victorian Golf Association. 418 Chancery lane (Tel. Cent. 10210). Ask at Government Tourist Bureau for the pamphlet. "Golf in Victoria."

YACHTING. Royal St. Kilda Yacht Club. Lower Esplanade. St. Kilda (Tel. Windsor 1103). Victorian Yacht Racing Association, 343 Little Collins street. Hobson's Bay Club. Williamstown. Royal Yacht Club. Williamstown. Brighton Yacht Club. St. Kilda street. Middle Brighton.

OTHER SPORTS. The following amateur sporting bodies have their headquarters al the Amateur Sports Club. 343 Little Collins street. Victorian Amateur Athletic Association. Victorian Amateur Swimming Association. Victorian Amateur Lacrosse Association. Victorian Amateur Rowing Association. Victorian Amateur Hockey Association. Victorian Amateur Soccer Football Association. Victorian Amateur Cyclists' Union. Metropolitan Amateur Football Association. Victorian Amateur Billiards Association. Victorian Amateur Rugby. Union. Victorian Yacht Racing ' Association. Victorian Amateur Boxing and Wrestling Assn. T wickenham Canoe Club. Amateur Sports Ground Committee. CANOEING.-Y.M.C.A. Canoe Club.

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Metropolitan Racecourses FITZROY.-Train to Croxton, or tram to North Fitzroy from Collins street RICHMOND.-Electric tram to Richmond from Flinders street.

FLEMINGTON (Victoria Racing Club). The race track is pear-shaped, one mile three furlongs and 120 yards in circumference, with an average width of 66 feet. There is also a six-furlong straight race track, having an average width of 80 feet, and a steeplechase track of one mile and a half. The course is recognised as one of the best in the world, and many thousands of pounds are spent annually in maintenance and improvements. The course is the deciding ground of the famous Melbourne Cup, a ~weepstake of £ 10,000. The principal race meetings are:-The Spring Meeting (four days); the Victoria Derby is run on the first day and the Melbourne Cup the sec'ond day (always the first Tuesday in November) . The Autumn Meeting (four days), the second day of which is always the first Tuesday in March. The Grand National Meeting (three days) is held on the first two Saturdays in July and the Wednesday in between. There is accommodation fo r 120,000 people, and seating accommodation for 24,750. The amount disbursed in prize money now exceeds £ 110,000, of which the Club provides nearly £ 100,000. The Flemington Racecourse and grounds may be inspected on any weekday except when races are beinR held. It can be reached


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by motor-car or electric tram from William street (the Maribyrnang River tram), which stops when required oppo~ite the public drive gates.

ASPENDALE.- ~rain to Aspendale. SANDOWN PARK.-Train to Sandown. Train to Williamstown

EPSOM .-Train to Mordialloc. MENTONE.-Train to Mentone. ASCOT.-Train to Newmarket, or electric tram from William street.

be inspected by appointment with the ranger ( Tel. U405 7) , and permits may be obtained from the offices, 482 Bourke street ( Tel . F5163) . The course is reached by electric train to the Caulfield railway station.


MOONEE VALLEY, Moonee Ponds (Moonee Valley Racing Club, 482 Bourke Street, Tel. Cent. 3085) .-Electric trains from Flinders street or Spencer street station, or electric tram from William street.

WILLIAMSTOWN . racecourse platform.

CAULFIELD (Victoria Amateur T urf Clui?).This extensive and picturesque course is also world famous for its magnificent sweeping lawns, beautiful Hower beds. commodious:grandstands, . and- the great Turf events which are decided tHere. especially the Caulfield Cup and the Australian Hurdle and Steeplechase races. The capacity of the course exceeds 100.000. The principal races are:Spring-Caulfield Cup. of £6.500. 1f miles; Caulfield Guin~s. 3.000 guineas, 1 mile. Autumn Caulfield Futurity Stakes. £3.500. 7 furlongs; Oakleigh Plate. £2.000. 5f furlongs. Winter - Australian Hurdle, £2,100, 3* miles; Australian Steeplechase, £2.100, miles. The total prize money disbursed exceeds £90,000 each year. The racing track is pear-shaped, one mile and a quarter and 65 yards round. and ' there is also a splendid steeplechase course. The appointments for t.he racing public are magnificent. The course may

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Aspendale Park, 491 Bourke street. Epsom Racing Club, 157 Queen street. Findon Harriers' Hunt Club. 352 Flinders lane. Melbourne Hunt Club. 119 William street. Mentone Racing Club. 157 Queen street. Moonee Valley Racing Club. 482 Bourke street. Sandown Park Pty. Ltd., 491 Bourke street. Victorian Electric Coursing Association Sunbury road, Braybrook. Victoria Racing Club. 491 Bourke street. Victoria Trotting Association. 443 Bourke street. Victoria Amateur Turf Club. 482 Bourke street. Williamstown Racing Club. 491 Bourke street.

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ADDRESSES ACCIDENT INSURANCE, 481 Bourke street. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens. PRODUCE and HORTICULTURAL OFFICES, 605 . Flinders street, C.I. GOVERNMENT COOL STORES, Victoria Dock. APPRENTICESHIP COMMISSION, 61 Spring street. AUDITOR-GENERAL, Old Treasury, Spring street, c.1. BOARD OF WORKS, 110 Spencer street. BOTANICAL GARDENS, St. Kilda Road. CHARITIES BOARD, 61 Se!ing ' street. CHIEF SECRETARY'S OFFICE, 61 'Spring street. CHILDREN'S COURTS, OFFICE, Office 'of Titles, Queen street, C.I. CHILDREN'S WELFARE DEPARTMENT, Railway Buildings, Flinde... .treet. CORONER, Cit}' MOl1JUe, Batman avenue. . COUNTRY ROADS BOARD, Exhibition Building. CITY COURT, Russell street. CURATOR of EST A TES of DECEASED PERSONS, Queen street. DEN! AL BOARD of VICTORIA" 422 Collins street. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: Treasury Gardens, C.2. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (Vic.), Old Treasury Buildings. ELECTORAL OFFICER; Old Treasury, Spring street. ELECTRICITY COMMISSION, 22 William street. EXPLOSIVES DEPARTMENT, 22 William street.



ANALYST, Flinders lane, c.1. ARBITRATION COURT, 468 Lonsdale street. ARBITRATOR PUBLIC SERVICE, Jolimont road, Jolimont, C.2. ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens, C.2. AUDITOR-GENERAL, Commonwealth Bank Buildings, Collins street, C.I . AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, Exhibition Buildillgs, N.6. BANKRUPTCY DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens. CLEARING OFFICE (Enemy Debts), Post-office place, c.1. COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA, 367 Collins street. ' COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL OFFICER, Gen. Postoffice Buildinss, S~ncer street. COPYRIGHT OFFICE (Registrar), 140 Queen street. COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC and INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, 314 Albert street, East Melbourne. CROWN SOLICITOR, 140 Queen street. . CUSTOMS and EXCISE DEPARTMENT (Vic.), Flinders street, C.l.



FISHERIES arid GAME DEPARTMENT, King street. FORESTS DEPARTMENT, Treasury ' Gardens. GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Malvern. GOVERNMENT MEDICAL OfFICER, Old Treasury Building, Spring street. ' GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Gisborne street. HARBOUR TRUST COMMISSIONERS, Flinders lane. HEALTH DEPARTMENT, 295 Queen street. IMMIGRATION BUREAU, Exhibition Building, Rathdown street. INCOME TAX OFFICE, 127 Elizabeth street. LABOUR DEPARTMENT, Old Treasury Buildings, , Spring street. LANDS DEP ARTMENT and CLOSER SETTLE. MENT, Treasury Gardens. LAND TAX OFFICES, Railway Station Buildings, Flinders street. . LAW COURTS, William street. LAW DEPARTMENT, 461 Lonsdale street. LIBRARY, PUBLIC, of VICTORIA, Swanston street. LICENCES REDUCTION BOARD, Crown Law Offices, Lonsdale street. ' LUNACY DEPARTMENT, Old Treasury Buildings, Sering street. ' MARINE BOARD, Treasury Gardens. MINES DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens. MOTOR REGISTRATION OFFICE, Exhibition Bldgs.



DEFENCE DEPARTMENT, St. Kilda road, S.C,1. DEVELOPMENT and MIGRATION COMMISSION, Treasury Gardens. ELECTORAL OFFICE, Post-office place. FEDERAL MEMBERS' ROOMS, 422 Collins street, C.1. FILM CENSORSHIP BOARD, 501 Swanston street, C.l. GOVERNMENT HOUSE, St. Kilda road, Melbourne. GOVERNMENT PRINTER, Treasury Garden•. HEALTH DEPARTMENT, Chancery House, 485 Bourke street HIGH COURT of AUSTRALIA, Law Courts place, C.l. MARINE BRANCH, 35 Wills street. METEOROLOGICAL BUREAU, corner of Victoria and Drummond streets,' C.3. MIGRATION, British Government Representative, Collin, street. NOTE PRINTING BRANCH, Victoria street. PATENTS, TRADE MARKS, a~d DESIGNS, 581 Bourke street, C.l. PENSIONS BRANCH (Vic), 65 Elizabeth street, C.1. POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, Central Administration, Treasury Gardens, C.2. '

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DE PART MEN T S. MUSEUM, Russell street. OBSERVATORY. The Domain, South Yarra. PARLIAMENT of VICTORIA, Spring street. PENAL DEPARTMENT, Old Treasury Buildings. PENSIONS PAY OFFICE, Treasury Gardens. PHARMACY BOARD, 360 Swanston street. POLICE BARRACKS, Russell street. PORTS 'and HARBOURS, Treasury Gardens. PREMIER, Treasury' Gardens. PROBATE and ADMINISTRATION, Law ,; Courts. PROBATE DUTIES DEPARTMENT, Law., Courts. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER, Gisborne street. PUBLIC SOLICITOR, Titles Office, Queen street. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens. RAIL WAYS DEPARTMENT, Spencer street. REGISTRAR-GENERAL, Office of Titles, Queen street. STAMPS, COMPTROLLER OF, 267 Queen street. ST ATE RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY COMMIS,SION, TreasuJ'f Gardens. ST ATE SAVINGS BANK, Elizabeth street. STATIST, 295 Queen street. SUPERANNUATION BOARD (State), 61 Spring street. SUPREME COURT, Law Courts, Lonsdale street. TITLES OFFICE, Queen street. TOURIST BUREAU, Queen's Walk, and at Spencer St. TRAMWAYS BOARD, 673 Bourke street. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Treasury Gardens.

D EPA R T MEN T S. PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT, Tz:easury Gardens, C.2. PUBLIC SERVICE INSPECTOR (for Victoria and Tasmania), 315 Post-office place, C.I.. PUBLIC TRUSTEE, Post-office place. COMMONWEALTH RAILWAYS, 150 Flinders lane, C.l. • REPATRIATION DEPARTMENT, Post-office place. REPATRIATION DEPARTMENT (Victorian Branch), St. Kilda road. ST AMP PRINTING BRANCH, Victoria street. TARIFF BOARD, Post;office Buildings, Elizabeth street. TAXATION BRANCH, Post-office Buildings, Elizabeth street. TRADE AND CUSTOMS, Flinders street. TRANSPORTATION (Fed. Capital Branch), 31 King street. TREASURY, Treasury Gardens, c.l. WOOL COMMITTEE (Centra!), 540 Little Collins street. WORKS AND RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT, Treasury GardeDs.

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Facilities for S a port. Melbourne occupies a distinguished posItIon. It is well equipped with berthage accommodation for all vessels trading to and around Australia. Vessels drawing up to 32 feet of water can safely enter Port Phillip Heads. and find ample berthage at even greater depth at the piers. There are three piers at Port Melbourne with depths of water alongside running from 27 feet to 37 feet. and three at Williamstown with depths alongside running from 28 feet to 34 feet. The extensive wharves on the River Yarra can be used by vessels drawing up to 26 feet of water. while the roomy waters of Victoria Dock are freely used by ships drawing up to 27 feet. Victoria Docks (",Airspy")

. PRINCE'S PIER. constructed by the Melbourne Harbour Trust at a cost. including the approaches. of ÂŁ 195.3.50. is 1902 feet in length and 186 feet wide. It provides four berths. available for the largest and deepest draught vessels visiting this port. Two steel shelter sheds. built on a platform in the centre of the pier. contain office accommodation for the Customs Department and shipping companies. and waiting rooms for passengers.

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STATION PIER.-This is another modern pier. built on similar lines to the Prince' spier. and nearer the railway station and tram terminus. TOWN PIER.-It is seldom used by passenger liners except in the event of congestion in the port. A frequent service of electric trains operates from the Port Melbourne railway station to the city. A regular tramway service operates from a point adjacent to the Railway pier. Taxi-cabs are also available. WILLIAMSTOWN.-The Gellibrand. Breakwater. and Nelson piers provide adequate accommodation for the largest vessels. and are always exceptionally busy with cargo vessels. Railway facilities are provided at each pier. Take train to Williamstown Pier. RIVER BERTHS.-Flinders street (west end). Station



VICTORIA DOCK. Flinders street extension. LITTLE DOCK. foot of Spencer street.

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General Shipping Information REGULAR OVERSEAS SAILINGS. TO ENGLAND.-Via Suez Canal: Orient Line, fortnightly (5 weeks); P. and O. R. M. Line, fortnightly (5 weeks); Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line, monthly (5 weeks); P. and O. Branch Line, monthly (6 weeks). Via S. Africa: Aberdeen, Blue Funnel, and White Star joint services, monthly (7 weeks); P. and O. Branch Line, monthly (7 weeks). TO CANADA - Canadian Australasian R.M. Line, monthly, from Sydney, via N .Z. and Honolulu (3 weeks). TO U.S.A.-Union Line, monthly, from Sydney via N.Z. (3 weeks); Matson Line, every 3 weeks, from Sydney via Fiji and Honolulu (19 days). TO JAVA AND SINGAPORE.-Burn~, Philp Line, monthly (4 weeks); K.P .M. Line, monthly (4 weeks): TO MANILA, CH1NA, AND JAPAN.-N.Y.K. Lme. monthly (5 weeks); E. and A Line, monthly (6 weeks); A and O. Line, monthly (31 weeks to Hong Kong). TO ENGLAND.-Via Panama Canal: Shaw, Savill, and Albion Line, from Wellington (5 weeks); N.Z. Shipping Company, from Wellington (5 weeks). Via Singapore: Bums. Philp Line, monthly (9 weeks); K.P.M. Line, monthly (9 weeks). TO PAPUA-Burns, Philp Line, monthly from Sydney (12 days to Samaria. Round trip 24 days). TO NEW GUINEA-Bums, Philp Line, every six weeks from Sydney. (To Rabaul, 9 days; round trip 34 days.) TO SOLOMON ISLANDS.-Burns, Philp Line, every six weeks from Sydney. (Round trip, 31 days.) TO LORD HOWE, NORFOLK ISLANDS.-Via New Hebrides: Burns, Philp Line, every six weeks from Sydney. (Round trip, 28 days.) TO LORD HOWE AND NORFOLK ISLANDS.Burns, Philp Line, every three weeks from Sydney. (Three days to Lord Howe, 5 days to Norfolk Island.) COASTAL SAILINGS FROM MELBOURNE. TO QUEENSLAND.-(Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, and Cairns): Aust. S.S. Co. Pty. Ltd. and AU.S.~., joint service, every Wednesday. TO SYDNE,Y.-AusLS.S. Co. Pty. Ltd. and AU.S.N., joint service, every Wednesday; Adelaide S.S. Co., McIlwraith, McEacharn, and Melbourne S.S. Co., joint service, every Saturday. TO ADELAIDE AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAAdelaide S.S. Co., McIlwraith, McEacham, and Melbourne S.S. Co., joint service, every Tuesday.




Miles Adelaide Auckland Albany Brisbane . , Bluff (N.Z.) Cairns .. Cape Nelson Cape Otway Cape Schanck , Fremantle


1641 1500 1074 1205 1956 200 101 53 1886

Cabo Island Hobart Launceston Newcastle Portland Rockhampton Sydney . . . . Townsville Wellington Wilson's Prom.

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JOHN SANDERSON AND CO., III William street, Agents for Aberdeen, Blue Funnel, White Star, Royal Packet Navigation, P. and O. Branch, and Australian Oriental Lines. DALGETY AND CO., 461 Bourke street, Agents for Aberdeen, Blue Funnel, White Star; Shaw, Savill, and Albion; Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and West Australian S.N. Co. Lines. MACDONALD, HAMILTON, AND CO., 467 Collins street, Agents for P. and O. Royal Mail, British India S. N. Co., Messageri.:s Maritimes, and AU.S.N. Lines. GIBBS, BRIGHT, AND CO., 34 Queen s~reet, Agents for Eastern and Australian and Commonwealth and Dominion (Cunard) Lines. HOWARD SMITH LTD., Market street, Agents for Australian Steamships Pty. Ltd~ HUDDART, PARKER LTD., 466 Collins street, Agents , for Tasmanian S.S. Pty Ltd., Huddart, Parker, and Coastal Service Lines. HEALE, WM., PTY. LTD., 526 Collins street, Agents for N.G.L. il.,d Lloyd Sabaudo Lines. ORIENT S.N. CO. LTD., 356 Collins street, Agents for Orient Line. ABERDEEN AND COMMONWEALTH LINE, 447 Collins street. BURNS, PHILP, AND CO. LTD., 312 Collins street, Agents for Dollar S.S. Line. (Steamship owners also.) MR. W. WALKER, C/o McIlwraith, McEacharn, 96 William street, Representative for Matson and Oceanic S.S. Co. CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS, 84 William street. CANADIAN GOVT. MERCHANT MARINE, 84 William street. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAYS, Representalive, 59' William street. ADELAIDE S.S. CO., 5Q5 Collins street, Coastal Services. MELBOURNE S.S. CO.; 31 King street, Coastal Services. MclLWRAITH, McEACHARN, 96 William street, Coastal Services. UNION S.S,. CO. OF N.Z., ~9 William street, Agents for Canadian Australasian R.M., .Union Royal Mail, New Zealand Shipping Co., and Tasmanian 5.5. Pty. Ltd. Lines.

PRINCIP AL STREETS. The business part of the city area is built on a rectangle of one mile long by half a mile wide. The principal streets are as follow:Running east and westFlinders street. Collins street. Bourke street. Lonsdale street.

Latrobe street. Franklin street. Victoria street.

, Running north and southSpring street. Queen street. Market street. Exhibition street. William street. Russell street. Swanston street. King street. Elizabeth street. Spencer street.

BOARD OF WORKS. The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works is responsible for the supply of water to 'Melbourne, and for the sewerage arrangements. It consists of 40 commissioners, with a permanent chairman. The comrqission~rs are representatives of municipal councils in the metropoli~an ar,ea, and are elected triennially by the councils. The total cost of the Board's undertaking up to June 30, 1929, amounted to ÂŁ2 J.625,120. The water. which equals the purest in the world, is gathered in reservoirs in catchment areu in the Great Dividing Range. an~ 15~.QOO.OOO gallons of water can be conveyed to Melbourne in one day.

LUNCHEON CLUBS. The Rotary Club meets on Wednesdays, at I p.m.. at the Masonic Hall dinin'g-room, Collins street. The Legacy Club meets on Tuesdays, at the Victoria Palace. It consists ' entirely of former soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force. The Advertising Club, consisting of members of the adveJ1ising profession. meets at the Langham cafe, Swanston street, on alternate Wednesdays, at 1 p.m. The Empire Reciprocity League, 'formed to promote reciprocity of trade between the units of the British Empire, meets on the third FridllY of each month, at the Hotel Australia. The Travel Promotion League, consisting of the executives of transportation and travel organisations, meets 9n the second Friday of each month. at the Hotel Australia. The Constitutional Club meets at its , rooms in Temple Court, Collins street, at 1 p.m. on Monci~ys and Thursdays.

Alexandra Avenue.

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Melbourne University. (Airspy Reg'd.)


HE U!liversity of Melbourne was founded by Act of Council in January. 1853. but did not come into active operation until two years later. when 16 students commenced the course for the degree of Bachelor of Arts under three professors who had been brought from Great Britain. Schools of Law. Engineering. and Medicine were established during the next seven years. In 1881 women were first admitted to University courses. and ten years later the staff consisted of 13 professors and 13 lecturers. who gave instruction to about 400 students. Science courses. as distinct from Arts. were initiated in 1887. and a Conservatorium of Music was founded in 1894. In recent years the Australian College of Dentistry has been affiliated with the University. and Schools of Agriculture. Veterinary Science. Architecture. and Commerce have been instituted. The Uni-

University of Melbourne versity now has more than 3.000 students. and also gives correspondence tuition. Its staff consists of 24 professors. five associate-professors. and about 140 lecturers. demonstrators. and tutors. The grounds devoted to University purposes comprise a block of 100 acres. the northern half of which is occupied by the affiliated denominational colleges-Trinity (Church of England). opened in 1872; Ormond (Presbyterian). 1881; Queen's (Wesleyan). 1888; and Newman (Roman Catholic). 1918. The southern portion of the block belongs to the University proper, the main entrance to which is in Grattan street. At the head of the drive leading from the main gates the visitor will find the original University building erected in 1854-6. and now devoted mainly to administrative offices and library. Close by is the sta~ely Wilson Hall. erected from funds provided by the late Sir Samuel Wilson more than 50 years ago, and used for ceremonial purposes. West of the cld main building lies the new Arts block. the

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foundation stone of which was laid in 1921, and to the north are the Natural Philosophy School, the clubhouse of the University Union, and the Union dining-rooms. Surrounding the central group of buildings, on the west, are the houses of the resident professors, the Conservatorium of Music, and the Agriculture and Botany schools; to the north. professors' residences, the sports ground. and. the Zoology department; and to the east. the Chemistry department. "the Medical school, with its various branches. and the schools of Architecture. Geology, Metallurgy. and Engineering. The Teachers' Training College, which is under the direct control of the Educational Department. although affiliated with the University, stands i~ separate grounds at the south-east corner of the block. Inspection of the Uni-

versity grounds, colleges, and buildings may be arranged on application to the registrar (T d. F3161).

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Educational Institutions TEACHERS' TRAINING COLLEGE.

MELBOURNE WORKING MEN'S COLLEGE. HE Working Men's College was founded in 1887 through the generosity and vision of the late Francis Ormond. The founder's desire was to help those anxious to help themselves. It is estimated that more than 140,000 students have passed through the College. The College consists of 11 blocks of buildings covering an area of approximately 2* acres, while another acre of ground has been reserved for future building extensions. The buildings are' situated in Bowen street, running from Latrobe street to Franklin street. About 4,000 students enrol annually, of whom about half engage in the study of some Trade Course. such as applied ,!rt, science. engineering, mining. WQol sorting and classing, and commercial training, and almost all trades. The College has 97 full-time instructors and 91 part-time instructors. and an administrative and general staff of 46 members. It is controlled by 'a council of 22 members. who are the Directors of the College, which has been incorporated as a Company.

L Workin g Men's College.

MELBOURNE HIGH SCHOOLS. BOX HILL HIGH SCHOOL (BOYS) .-Corner White HO.rse road and Middleboro road, Box Hill. Neare.t Railway Sta~ion-Box Hill. COBURG HIGH SCHOOL.-Bell street, Coburg (near Sydney road) . Nearest Railway Station-Coburg. ESSENDON.-Buckley street, Essendon. Nearest Railway Station-Essendon. FRANKSTON.-Park street, not far from Frankston Railway Station. MELBOURNE GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL.- Spring street .' Melbourne, at corner of Victo~ia street. MELBOURNE BOYS' HIGH I SCHOOL.- Corner of Alexandra avenue and Chapel street, South Yarra. New building was completed in 1927, and possesses a fine assembly hall, excellent science laboratories, and spacioul ~rounds. Nearest Railway Station-South Yarra. MORDIALLOC-CARRUM HIGH SCHOOL-Adjoining Attenborou~h Park, Mordialloc. Nearest Railway Station-Mordialloc. NORTHCOTE HIGH SCHOOL (BOYS).-St. George's road, Northcote, adjoining large park laid out by the Northcote Council. Nearest Railway Station-Merri. UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL.-New building erected in Story street, P arkville. (This is the main secondary training school, and is used by students of Melbourne Universit~ doinS _the Dil'l~ma of Education course.) WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL. - Pascoe street, Williamstown. Nearest Railway Station- Williamstown Beach. PRESTON GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL. - Cooma street, Preston. Nearest Railway Station-Preston. (Well equipped for the teaching of domestic subjects. In this school girls take either a literary or a homecraft course, but in all other High Schools the pupils take either a prof<': ssional or a commercial course up to the standard of the University entrance examinations ..)

HE Teachers' Training College, situated in the south-east of the University grounds. is the chief of the three Government institutions for the training of teachers, the others being at Bendigo and Ballarat. About 500 students are in training, one-third having resident places. There are five distinct courses of training to supply teachers for Primary, Infant, Domestic Arts, Manual Arts, and Secondary Schools. The first two of these courses are carried out entirely within the institution. while for the others the College co-operates with the Emily McPhe~son College. the Working Men's College. and the University.

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r=". -"~~.-"~------.-------.--~-.~~ Public and Technical Schools Argus" Guide to Melbourne.

Among the leading public schools in Melbourne are the following:-

M~lbourne Church of England Grammar School. St. Kilda road. Wesley College, St. Kilda road. Scotch College, Glenferrie road. Glenferrie. Xavier College, Kew. Trinity Grammar School. Kew. Presbyterian Ladies' College, East Melbourne. Methodist Ladies' College, Glenferrie. St. Catherine's Ladies' College, Heyington place. Toorak. Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Anderson street, South Yarra. Brighton Grammar School. New Street, Brighton. Carey Baptist Grammar School, 349 Barker's road, Kew. Caulfield Grammar School. Gleneira Toad, East St. Kilda. Christian Brothers' College, Victoria parade, East Melbourne. Haileybury College, South road, Brighton. Lauriston Girls' School, Huntingtower road, Malvern. St. Patrick's College, Grey street, East Melbourne.

Scotch College.

Melbourne Grammar School.

HERE are 15 technical schools in tht' metropolitan area, some having distinctive ft'atures apart from many other activities which are more or less common to all. The Swinburne Technical College (near Glenferrie railway station) and the Prahran Technical School do special work connected with art and applied art; the Swinburne Technical College and the F ootscray Technical School provide higher day courses in engineering. At Brunswick Technical School there are potte~y classes; at <;:ollingwood Technical School there are evening cla.sses associated with bootmaking. The Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy (Russell street, Melbourne) and the Box Hill Technical School give instruction in women's industries connected with 'the household. The Newport Railways echnical College is a school for the training of apprentices employed by the Victorian Railways. The full list of metropolitan technical schools is as follows :-Box Hill, Brighton, Brunswick, Caulfield, Collingwood. Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, Footscray, Newport, Prahran, Richmond. Swinburne, South Melbourne, Sunshine, West Melbourne Technical Schools, and the Workin.g Men's College. There are junior technical sections connected with ~ll, except the Emily McPherson College and the Newport Railways Technical College.


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In Melbourne, If You Are Interested In-


Institute of Accountants (Incorporated), Collins House, 360 Collins St. Cent. 2424. ANCLINC.-Victorian Anglers' Club, 57 Swanston St. Cent. 7874. ARCHITECTURE.-Royal Victorian Institute of Architects, 55 Collins Place. Cent. 5125. ART.--Arts and Crafts Society of Victoria, 323 Bourke St. Cent. 7529. Victn. Artists' Society, 430 Albert St., E. Melb. Cent. 4700. AT H LET ICS.-Amateur Sports Club, 343 Little Collins St. Cent. 297. BOY SCOUTS' ASSOCIATION. 64 Elizabeth St. Cent. 7938. BOWLINC. - Victn. Bowling Assn., 243 Collins St. Cent. 6097. BOXINC.路-Amateur Sports Club, 343 Lit. Collins St. Cent. 297. BUILDINC.-Victn. Master Builders' Assn., 312 Flinders St. Cent. 6509. CHESS.-Athenreum, 188 Collins St. COMMERCE.- Chamber of Commerce, William St. Cent. 1632. . CRICKET.-Victn. Cricket Assn., Cr. Flinders St. and Collins Place. Cent. 7585. CYCLINC.- Amateur Sports Club, 343 Lit. Collins St. Cent. 297. DENTISTRY.-Dental Assn. of Victoria, 129 Collins .':it. Cent. 723. DOCS.-Victn. Poultry and Kennel Club, 29 Latrobe St., Caulfield. U3345. ED.uCAT ION- -Education Dept., Treasury Gardens. Cent. 8002. ENCLISH SPEAKINC UNION , 434 Collins St. Cent. 10393. FARMINC.- Dept. of Agriculture, Treasury Gardens. Cent. 3252. FORESTRY.-Forests Dept., Treasury Gardens. Cent. 268. COLF.-Victorian Golf Assn., 418 Chancery Lane. Cent. 10210. CUN CLUBS.-Melboume Gun Club, Tottenham. Tel. Sunshine 36. HOCKEY.-Amateur Sports Club, 343 Lt. Collins St. Cent. 297.

HORSE RACINC.-Victoria Racin.i Club, 493 Bourke St. Cent. 9066. Victoria Amateur Turf Club, 482 Bourke St. F5163. HUNTlNC.-Melbourne Hunt Club, 119 William St. HORTICULTURE.-Dept. of Agriculture, Flinders St. Extension. Cent. 4383. INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH.-Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 314 Albert St., E. Melb. J4171. INSURANCE STAFFS' FEDERATION, 20 Queen St. Cent. 4737. JOURNALISM.-Austn. Journalists' Assn., 33 Swanston St. Cent. 6946. LAW INSTITUTE OF VIC., 382 Lit. Collins St. Cent. 11329. LIBRARIES.-Public Library, Swanston St. Cent. 245. LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSN OF VIC., Collins St. Cent. 6475. MANUFACTURING. -- Vic. Chamber of Mfrs., 312 Flinders St. Cent. 10666. MASONIC CLUB, 164 Flinders St. Cent. 1435. M EDICAL.-British Medical Assn., Albert St., E. Melb. Cent. 1434. MOTORINC.-Royal Automobile Club of Vic., 94 Queen St. Cent. 8780. Automobile Chamber of Commerce, 353 Elizabeth St. Cent. 1300. NEWSPAPERS.-"The Argus" and "The Australasian," 365 Elizabeth St. F041 1. The "Age," 233 Collins St.; the "Sun News-pictorial," Flinders St.; the "Herald" (evening), Flinders St.


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POULTRY.-Vic. Poultry and Kennel Club, 29 Latrobe St., Caulfield.



RETURNED SAILORS' -AND SOLDIERS' IMPERIAL LEACUE, Anzac House, 151 Collins St. Cent. 1200.

ROWINC.-Amateur Sports Club, 343 Lt. Collins St. Cent. 297.

SH EEP.-Aust. Sheepbreeders' Assn., 422 Collins St. Cent. 5234.

SHIPPINC.-C'wealth Steamship Owners' Assn., 509 Collins St. Cent. 848. Oversea Shipping Representatives' Assn., 499 Little Collins St. Cent. 601. sWIMMINC.-Amateur Sports Club, 343 Lit. Collins St. Cent. 297.

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Bldg~., Collins Cent. 9988. TENNIS.-Lawn Tennis Assn. of Vic., Glenferrie Rd., Kooyong. UY5715. TECHNICAL EDUCATION-Education Dept., Treasury Gardens. Cent. 8002. THEATRICALS (Amateur).-Melb. Repertory Theatre Society, 125 Little Collins St. M 1652. T RA VEL OR TOURS.-Government Tourist Bureau, Queen's 'Walk, opp. Town Hall (Cent. 28%), and at Spencer street station (Cent. 1267). YACHTlNC.- Royal St. Kilda Yacht Club, Esplanade, St. Kilda. Win. 1103. Y.M.C.A ., Across Princes Bridge. M2161. Y.W.C.A., 60 Russell St. Cent. 5386. ZOOLOCY.-Zoological and Acclimatisation Socie~y, Royal Park. F1479.

TEACHINC.- Teachers' Union, V.c.A. Place.

SPORTS GROUNDS. The following is a list of the principal grounds upon which football and cricket are played in the Metropolitan area:MELBOURNE CRICKET -GROUND. (T ake tram in Flinders street to Clarendon street, or train to Jolimont.) CARLTON GROUND, Sydney road. (Take 路Bruns .. wick ' tram in Elizabeth street, or train to North Carlton. COLLINGWOOD GROUND, Victoria Park. Tah train to Victoria Park, or Johnston street tram in 'Lonsdale street.) RICHMOND GROUND, Richmond Park. (Take train to Richmond, or tram in Batman avenue at Prince's Bridge.) ESSEN DON GROUND. (Take train to Essendon or tram in William street.) HAWTHORN CROUND. (Take train to Glenferrie.) SOUTH MELBOURNE GROUND. (T ake SI. Kilda via South Melbourne tram in Swanston street, or train to Albert Park.) . ST. KILDA GROUND. (Take St. Kilda Beach traulS, get off at SI. Kilda junction, or take train to SI. Kilda.) NORTH MELBOURNE GROUND. (Take North Melbourne tram in Elizabeth street or train to North Melbourne.) FOOTSCRAY GROUND. (Take train to West F ootscray.) FITZROY GROUND. (Take Brunswick street tram in Collins street.)

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Metropolitan Postal Activities MAIL CLOSING TIMES.


HE closing times hereunder are for the Elizabeth street post-office; G.P.O., Spencer street, 20 minutes later. Interstate and ship mails advertised as closing at Elizabeth street 3 a.m. close at G.P.O., Spencer street. 5.30 a.m., unless otherwise stated. Newspapers, packets, registered articles, and parcels for interstate places will be accepted up to one hour before the advertised closing times of the letter mails:WESTERN AUSTRALIA. - Mondays ' and Thursdays. 2.40 p.m.; Saturdays, 12.30 p.m. _ SOUTH AUSTRALIA.-Monday to Friday, 3.10 p.m. (roadsides 15 minutes earJier); Saturdays, 12.30 p.m.; Sundays~(at G.P.O. and Elizabeth street), 3 p.m. No late fees Sundays. NEW SOUTH WALES.-Monday to Friday, 3 a.m. and 4 .10 p.m. (Southern New South Wales p.m. despatches 15 minutes earlier); Saturdays, 12.30 p.m.; Sundays (at G.P.O. and Elizabeth street), 3 p.m. No late fees Sundays. FEDERAL TERRITORY.-Monday to Friday, 4.10 p.m. ; Saturdays, 12.30 p.m. QUEENSLAND.-Monday to Friday, 4.10 p.m. (Friday)-Brisbane. Rockhampton, Mackay, Bowen, Townsville. and Cairns only); Saturdays, 12.30 p.m.; Sundays (at G.P.O. and Elizabeth street), 3 p.m. No late fees Sundays.

G.P.O., corner of Spencer street and Bourke street. ELIZABETH STREET, corner of Bourke str.eet. BOURKE STREET EAST, near Spring street. PUBLIC OFFICES, Treasury Gardens. RUSSELL STREET. near Flinders lane. COLLINS STREET, Stock Exchange. MARKET STREET, Customs Office. RIALTO. 501 Collins street. COMMERCE HOUSE. Flinders street. LONSDALE STREET. in Myer Emporium. FLINDERS STREET. in Mutual Store. VICTORIA MARKET. cor Elizabeth and Therry Its. LAW COURTS. corner of Lonsdale and William sis. STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING, 422 Little Collins street. (Telegraph only.)

AIR MAIL SERVICES. Perth to Derby Service.-Closes Elizabeth street post-office 12.30 p.m. every Saturday. Adelaide to Perth Service.-Closes at Elizabeth street post-office on Saturdays at 12.30 p.m., G.P.O., Spencer street, 12.50 p.m. New South Wales and South Australian Service.Closes at Elizabeth street post-office 3 a.m. (G.P.O., Spencer street, 4.30 a.m.) every Tuesday and Thursday. Brisbane to Camooweal. Cloncurry to Normanton Service.-Closes at Elizabeth street post-office and G.P.O .. Spencer street, 3 p.m. every Sunday.

POSTAL ACTIVITIES. THE MAIL BRANCH deals expeditiously with mail matter posted for distribution in and beyond Victoria. A staff of 870 officers is employed under the control of the Superintendent of Mails. F or convenience of working and administration the Branch is divided into six sectionsInland, Ship, Parcels, and Registration Section, Dead Letter Office, and City Section. THE INLAND SECTION deals with all postings at the G.P.O. and Elizabeth street post-office for places within Victoria. In addition it handles all postings in city letter receivers. Machines are provided for dating letters, which pass through at the rate of approximately 800 a minute. During the busier periods of each month the number of postal articles exceeds 1,000.000 daily. A high standard of organisation is necessary to enable the correspondence to be dealt with expeditiously. THE SHIP SECTION despatches mail matter received for interstate and overseas destinations. THE PARCELS SECTION deals with all parcels posted in the city and suburbs and all parcels received in Victorian, interstate. and overseas mails. THE REGISTRATION SECTION deals with all registered articles. In the DEAD LETTER OFFICE all unclaimed mail matter is dealt with.

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CITY SECTION.-The main purpose of the city section is to deliver mail matter for private box-holders. There are approximately 2,400 private box-holders at the Elizabeth street office .and 304 at the G.P.O.

Visitors may view mail operations in the Citg Ilection between 2. p.m. and 2.30 p.m., and at the C.P.O. between 2.30 p.m. and 4 p.m., daily (Saturdays and Sundays excepted). Application for permission to visit the section, should be. made to the SUfJerintendent, Mail Branch. TELEGRAPH BRANCH.-The Chief T elegraph Office occupies the 4th and 5th floors of the New Commonwealth Offices, Post-office place, and is the centre of the telegraph network for the State. The most modern methods of handling telegraph traffic are in operation. Belt conveyors, catapult carriers, and pneumatic tubes are in use for conveying telegrams from point to point in the chief office. For the reception and delivery of telegrams by telephone. a modern phonogram installation is in operation. . Special equipment has recently been installed for the electrical transmission of pictures (picturegrams) between Melbourne and Sydney.

Applications to inspect the chief telegraph office mag be made by' leiter or by telephone to the Superintendent, Telegraph Branch (Central 133). The mOllt suitable time for inspeclion is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. dailg (Saturdays. Sundays. and holidays excepted). TELEPHONE BRANCH.-At present there are approximately 8,000 subscribers connected to the central exchange. There are also 97 public telephone and 269 trunk lines connected. The daily average traffic handled comprises approximately 250,000 local calls and 12,000 trunk calls. The staff consists of approximately 650 employees. of whom 500 are engaged in attending to the calls. .The most suitable times for visiting the exchange are be-

tween 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., 2 p.m .â&#x20AC;˘ 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Applications should be made to the Superintendent. Telephone Branch. C.P.O.

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tHThe Argus" Guide 10 Melbourne. t THE CITY COUNCIL. The Melbourne City Council is the leading municipal body in Victoria, In addition to carryirig out the usual functions of a municipal body in Victoria-i.e., to make, maintain, and control the streets, to control traffic and regulate markets and places of recreation- the City Council owns an electric supply undertaking, from which current is supplied to the whole city, conducts the city baths, and maintains the parks and gardens in 'a dmirable order. It owns abattoirs, markets, and shop property. The Council consists of 32 members. led by a Lord Mayor. The area controlled by the council covers 7,740 acres. and has a population of more than 100,000. It contains about 22,000 buildings. Each municipality in the metropolitan area is controlled by a separate council.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. The general rule of "keep to the left" applies on roads throughout Australia. In the city of Melbourne several special by-laws are enforced for the control of traffic at "peak" ~e riods. Between 4.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays, and between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays motorists are prohibited from making right-hand turns at the following intersections;Lonsdale street and Swanston street. Flinders street and Elizabeth street. Bourke street and Swanston stieet. Collins street and Swanston street. Between the same hours no left-hand turns may be made into Swanston street from Collins street, Bourke street, and Flinders street, north into Swanston street. Between 8.45 a.m. and 9.45 a.m. each day, left-hand turns from Swanston street, west into Flinders street, are prohibited. In several of the narrower streets in the city traffic is allowed to travel only in one direction. Motorists should consult the notices relative to this which are displayed at the corners of such streets. When parking their cars temporarily by the kerb they should remember that they must not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or opposite a safety zone. The position of fire hydrants is always plainly marked in white letters on the kerbstone. In certain roads, such as St. Kilda road and Sydney road, ~c:i.l tracks are provided at each side for private motor-cars. The centre portion of these roads is reserved for commercial vehicle. and trams.

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HThe Argus" Guide to Melbourne. LODGE LOCATIONS. Ancient Order of Foresters, 168 Latrobe street. Australian Natives' Association, 60 Queen street. German Sick and Relief Society, 116 Little Collins street. Grand United Order of Free Gardeners, 528 Collins street. Grand United Order of Odd fellows, 30-34 Latrobe street. Hibernian Australian ,Catholic Benefit Society, 163 Collins street. Independent Order of Good T emplars, 1 72 Russell street. Independent Order of Odd fellows, corner Victoria street and Russell street. Independent Order of Rechabites, S 18 Elizabeth street. Irish National Foresters, corner Latrobe street and Exhibition street. Loyal Orange Institute of Victoria, 69 Little Collins street. Manchester Unity I.O.O.F., 339-41 Swanston street. Melbourne Jewish Mutual Benefit Society, Synagogue Chambers, Bourke street. Melbourne Metropolitan Tramway Society, 528 Collins street. . Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, 172 Russell street. Order of St. Andrew Benefit Society, 131 Fenwick street, Carlton. Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, 11 0 Exhibition street. Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, 151 Russell street. St. Patrick's Society, 470 Bourke street. United Ancient Order' of Druids, 407-9 Swanston street. United Grand Lodge of Freemasons, 25 Collins street. Victorian Railways Mutual Benefit Society, 528 Collins street.

ADDRESSES OF CONSULS. Argentine Republic.-Vice-Consul, 9 Stratford avenue, Kew .. .. .. .. . . .. . . .. . Austria.-Hon. Consul, 24 Clark street, Northcote .. . . " " ... ." ." . . .. . Belgium.-Consulate, 360 Collins Street Brazil.--Vice-Consul, 331 Collins street Chile.-Consul, 17 Queen street .. ..' .. Chin a.-Consul-General, 48 William .street Colombia.~Consul-General, 422 Bourke. street Czechoslovakia Republic.-Consul, 486 Bourke street .. Denmark.-Consul, 521 Flinders street Equador.-Consul, 17 Queen Finland.-Hon. Vice-Consul, 418 Collins street F rance.-Col1sulate, 418. Collin.s street Germany.-Vice-Consul, 422 Collins street. Greece.-Hon. Consul, Bank Place . . . . .. Guatemala.- Consul, Studley Park road, Kew Italy.- Consulate, 59 William street . . .. .. Japan.-Consul, 230 Flinden Lane, ". Latvia.-Consul, 241 T oorak road, South Yarra Mexico.-Consul, 142 Mont Albert road, Can-

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Haw. 4838 J.W. Cent. Cent. Cent. Cent.

1065 8854 2825 582 6458

Cent. 1863 Cent. 9740 Cent. 582 Cent. 364 Cent. 6903

British Music Society, secretary, "Yelton, " Finch street, East Malvern, S .E.5. . Choral AssociatIOn Collins street, C. 1.

of Victoria,

secretary, '360

COllservatorium 9f Music, Albert street, East Melbourne, C.2. Melbourne Music Club, secretary, Cromwell road, Hawksburn.


Cent. 6118 Haw. 402 Cent. 8907 Cent . .8215

Melboume street, C. 1.


W3828 Cent. 3347

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, secretary, Chancery lane, C. 1.

Nicaragua.-Consul, 599 Little Bourke street west. Norway.-路Consul"-General, 414 Collins street Cent. H .6.Q Cent. 582 Panama.-Consul, 17 Queen 'street .. P eru.-Consul-General, 15 Aileen street, Kew Haw. 4396 Cent. 2333 Portugal.-Hon. Consul, 58 Market street Serbia.-450 Little Collins street. Win. 1609 Spain.-Consul, T oorak road, South Yarra FI865 Sweden.-Consulate, 539 Bourke street . . F2039 Switzerland.-Consulate-GeneraI. 422 Collins st. United States of America.-Consul-General, Cent. 1085 314 Collins street .. . . Uruguay.-Consul, 430 Little Colli~s ' str~et . . Cent. 7352

MELBOURNE The most important general market in the city area is the Queen Victoria Market, which has frontages to Elizabeth street, Vict9ria street, Queen street, Peel street, and Therry street. The Eastern Market (formerly known as "Paddy's" Market) has fronta~es to },3ourke, Exhibition, and Little Collins streets. It opens daily. The stalls are principally occupied . by secondhand dealers and sellers of household pets and dealers in cheap gramophones and .music. Tht" wholesale fruit market is the Western Market, with frontages to Collins, Market, and William streets, and Flinders lane.

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Association of Music Teachers o"f Victoria, secretary, 276 Collins street, C.l.




Musical Society of Victoria, secretary, 157 Collins street. C. 1. 430

New ' Conservatorium, 229 Elizabeth street, C.l. Royal Victorian Liedertafel. secretary, c/ o Glen's, . Collins street, C. 1. University Conservatorium of Music, Carlton, N.3. University Conservatorium Old Students' Association, secretary, Robinson's road, Hawthorn, E.2 . University Symphony Orchestra, University, Carltcn, N.3.

MAR K E T S. The hay market 路is at the junction of Sydney road and Flemington read. The principal cattle and sheep market in Victoria is at Flemington, where thousands of head of stock change hands on sale days. Wholesale fish, meat, and farm produce markets are to be found near the river wharves. Many of the larger suburbs have markets which are 'opened on one or two days in each week. The largest outside the city is at South Melbourne.


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"The Argus" Guide to Melbourne. PUBLIC HOSPlT ALS.

Children's Hospital.

Alfred Hospital, Commercial road, Prahran, S.I. Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, N .22. ' Caulfield Military Hospital, Kooyong road, Caulfield, S.E.8. Children's Hospital, Rathdown street, Carlton, N.3. Children's Hospital Convalescent Home. Beach road, Brighton Beach. Dental Hospital, 193 Spring street, C.I. Eye and Ear Hospital, Victoria parade, East Melbourne, C.2. Homreopathic Hospital. St. Kilda road, Melbourne, S.C.I. Inf~ctious Diseases Hospital, Fairfield. Melbourne Auxiliary, Caulfield. Melbourne District Nursing Society, After-care Home, 45 Victoria parade, Collingwood. Melbourne Hospital,. Lc;msdale street, C. I . Mental Hospital, Royal Park, N.2. Queen Victoria Hospital. 483 Little Lonsdale street, C. 1. . St. Vincent's Hospital, Victoria parade, Fitzroy,

51. Vincent's HosPital路 l

N.6. Tweddle路 Baby Hospital. Barkly street, F ootscray. Williamstown Hospital, Williamstown. Women's Hospital, Swanston street, Carlton.

Alfred Hospital.

Melbourne Hospital.

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"The Argus" Guide to Melbourne. a-----. •EXTENDED TOURIST TRIPS. MT. BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK is in season at all seasons. and is unparalleled as a holiday ground. The Chalet provides every comfort at reasonable rates. In winter snow · sports are organised. and Lake Catani has 60 acres of fine sKating service. In summer Lake Catani provides good trout fishing. while horse riding and mountain climbs may also be enjoy,ed. GIPPSLAND LAKES.-In point of attractive~ ness and variety. the Gippsland district is one of the richest in the State. and one of its most valuable · scenic assets is the series of lakes which lie in the south-ea~tern corner. stretching for more than 50 miles parallel to the Ninety Mile Beach. and forming the largest and most beautiful chain of lakes in the Commonwealth. MOUNT FEATHERTOP is 6.306 feet in height. and is covered with snow .during the greater part of the year. offering excellent facilities for snow sport. BUCHAN CAVES.-These limestone caves are renowned for the brilliancy and variety of their colouring. The caverns are electrically lighted. and are comfortably accessible. Visitors are conducted by guides. who give interesting accounts of the wonderful cave formations. LORN E.-This picturesque coastal resort is· one of the most popular on the Victorian coast line. Its features are the happy conjunction of sea and forest. bathing. fishing. facilities for all sports. and delightful walks to picturesque forests. waterfalls. and beauty sp<;>ts. P 0 R T CAM P BEL Land PET E RB 0 R 0 U G H.-Rugged cliffs and gorges. safe bathing beaches. and good fishing. THE GRAMPIANS. In the spring the Grampians are ablaze with wild flowers. which grow in wonderful variety and profusion. and nowhere in Australia can the botanist find such a wealth of interest. which persists into the warmer months of the year by a succession The rugged grandeur of the of beautiful blooms. Grampial1s and the inspiring panoramas are never forgotten by visitors. RIVER MURRAY.-This river has a navigable length of 1.700 miles. and ranks as one of the greatest rivers of the world. particularly from the aspect of .. .

Razorback Rocks. Pori Campbell.

~~~E.-c===:.===============l r=ng=atIo=n.====~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Mirror Pool. Lome.


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HALLS IN MELBOURNE. Foresters, 168 Latrobe street, City. Freemasons, 25 CqIlins street, City. G.U.O.O.F., 30 Latrobe street, City. Independent, 122 Collins street, City:. Manchester Unity, 339 Swanston street, City. Oddfellows', 382 Russell street, City. Protestant, 104 Exhibition street, City. Royal Society, Victoria street, near Spring street, City. St. Patrick's, 470 Bourke street, City. Temperance, 172 Russell street, City. Presbyterian Assembly Hall, 路156 Collins street, City. Queen's Hall, 181 Collins street, City. Central Hall, 203 Little CoIlins street, City. Ormond HaH, Moubray street, Prahran, near St. Kilda road tram. Allied Societies' Hall, Collins place, near Collins street, City.

GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. The Victorian Geological Survey Museum, in Gisbome street, near the Treasury, will be found of great interest to students. It contains a complete collection of Victorian _~eo颅 logical specimens and many interesting fossil formations. Visitors will find models of the largest 'nuggets of gold found in Victoria of interest. The museum is open daily, and there is an attendant in charge to explain the specimens. The Collins street trams pass the door.

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RIVER TRIPS. The upper reaches of the River Yarra contain many delightful spots which are well worth a visit. Special scenic river trips in comfortable motor-launches are run frequently from Prince's Bridge, taking passengers over a beautiful trip of more than 20 miles, including the picturesque reaches of the Yarra at Studley Park. The launches leave Prince's Bridge at 3.15 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays, returning at 5 45 p.m. and 6 p.m.

"THE ARGUS" Head Office.

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"THE ARGUS" CAMERA SUPPLEMENT. Issued with "The Argus" each Saturday. Contains a special selection of photographs from all parls of the world. These photographs depict news of the day, current affairs, and subjects of general interest. In addition. the Camera Supplement has articles of special appeal, short stories, and a section for the children. "THE


FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL SUPPLEMENT. Issued early in each year. Australia's trade, commercial. and indultrial conditions reviewed by experts. An index to Australian bancia! conditionl. "THE AUSTRALASIAN" POWER ON THE FARM SUPPLEMENT. Iasued periodically for the guidance of the man on the land. A review of the lateat machinery and power appliances for use on the farm. "THE ARGUS" GUIDE TO MELBOURNE. Sets out by illustration and letterpress the principal points of interest. Indispensable for visitors as a guide, and of use as a souvenir. Complete with railway, tramway, and street maps. Price. 1/. "THE ARGUS" TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT. Issued with "The Argus" on November 20, 1929. A comprehensive s!lrvey of travel conditions and facilities in Australia.

The Proprietors of "The Argus" and "The Australasian" have issued numerous Pamphlets from time to time. These include the iollowin,: "INDUSTRIAL PEACE, b". Mr. R. G. Menzies, K.C., BRITISII
















."THE Coplet

ARGUS" ORTCKET GUIDE. .till aYailable, and may be obtained on appUcatlon to the Service Department, "The AtEua,"

at those marked with an utemk are

"THE ARGUS."-Head Office: 365 Elizabeth St.; Branch Office: 243 Collins St., Melbourne. ==



"REPORT b". Professor R. J. A. Berr". to the Edward Wllllon (of "The ArKwo") Trn"~ on llientnl Deftelene". In the State of Vletorla. "CHAllIPIONSHIP


"THE ECONO:lIIO OUTLOOK, b7 Senator Hal Colebateh. 4 .erl.. of artlcl .. deocrlblng the economic problema of the Commonwealth at AuotralIa.

SYDNEY BRANCH OFFICE: 21 O'<:'nll4ll1 It. LONDON OFFICE: • Flett IL, E.C...


~ht :argu~

Visitors to Melbourne



"The Argus " to cbt:lin the lctcst news from illl parts cf the world. In addition to a comprehensive cable service correspondcnts in every capital city in Australia and in every town and district in Victoria supplement the work of a corps of trained journalists on the regular staff.


TRAVEL INFORMATION Information con· anm~ Melbourne or travel in Australia may . .. obtalUcd from Rny of the foll o'~'ing ngeuciep in Melbourne :"THE ARGUS" SERVICE DEPARTMENT, 3G5 .Elizabeth Street; also nt 243 Collins Street. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU, Queen's 'Vnlk; nlso at Spencer Street Railway Sl,ation. THOS. COOK & SONS. 269 Collins Street. AUSTRALIAN TMVEL SERVICE, 493 Collins Street. AUSTRALIAN NA,!,TONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATJON, 435a Collins Strect. TRA YEL DEPT., AUP,TRALASIA

NATIONAL BANK Collins Street.




Of partic;ular interest to visitors are the advertising columns, especially those dealing These with shoppina and travel facilities. include: \TOURS, MOTOR

i t I

- ..


TOUR DEPT., BURNS, PHILP, & CO., 312 Collins Street. PIONEER TOURIST COACHES Pty. Ltd., 15 Queen's Walk. ALPS. LAKES, and GRAMPIANS TOURIST SERVlCES. 19 Russell Street.





AMOS TOURIST BUREAU, 174 Flinders Street.






Both published during the respective seasons.

For the latest important news read

., ,~.

"T£l'h .1 ~ e A rgzls " 365 ELIZABETH STREET and 243 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, C.I. --------------~~---" -.

SOUVENIR ;:, . "... and


Other tra ,-el agencies with oflices in Melbourne include the following:NEW ZEALAND GOVT. TOURIST BUREAU, 59 William Street. TASMANIAN GOVT. TOURIST BUREAU, 69 William Street and at Victorian Govt. Tourist Bureau, Queen's Walk.


NEW SOUTH WALES GOVT. TOURIST EllREAU (Representa ~i"e at Victorian Govt. Tourist Bureau, Queen's Walk).





CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS. 84 William Street. OFFICIAL JAVA TOURIST BUREAU (P. B. W rl~ht. CUlldUI, 40 ~ut!ell Street). • ....J

The Argus Guide to Melbourne  

c.1930 Visitor's guide to Melbourne, Victoria. Published by The Argus newspaper, in cooperation with the Victorian Government Tourist Bureau...

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