Old Melbourne Buildings and Streets
Public Record Office Victoria preserve many photographs of Melbourne that were produced by Victorian government agencies for a variety of reasons. These may include capturing traffic congestion in the late 1950s or celebrating the completion of major capital projects, such as Flinders Street Station.
The Public Works Department was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of Victorian Government buildings such as schools, mental hospitals, government offices and other public buildings. Here are samples from the building files. Click on the albums to learn more about various series of photographs and building files held within the Public Record Office Victoria.