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Marvelous Melbourne

Our city has some stunning suburban town halls, mostly built in an era when the gold rush made Victoria have the highest GDP anywhere in the world. This wealth is amply reflected in the lavish architecture.

 

This example is at South Melbourne and was opened in 1880. It originally housed the Emerald Hill Town Council, Public Hall, Mechanics' Institute and Library, Post and Telegraph Department, Police Department and Courthouse and Fire Brigade.

  

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Taken in July 2012