A FEW FACTS OF INTEREST ABOUT VICTORIA

AREA: Victoria hcs an area of 87,884 square miles—about one thirty-fourth of the Australian Continent. The extreme length east to west is 493 miles and the greatest breadth 290 miles.

POPULATION: The estimated population < Victoria at June 30, 1947, was 2,055,252 (1,040,744 females and 1,' 14,508 males). Of this total, 1,226,923 lived in Greater Melbourne, ‘i he birthrate per 1,000 was 23.05 and the death rate 10.63 during 1946.

TEMPERATURE: Victoria enjoys a \    / equable climate. The mean

maximum shade temperature at MeLourne over a period of 88 years is 67.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the mean min'mum 49.6. On an average the temperature reaches or exceeds 1 00 dc ees on four days in the year and it is 90 degrees or higher on 19 days i . the year.

RAINFALL: The average yearly rainfcll (over a standard 30 years' period) is 24.23 inches. Some areas enjoy falls of from 30 to 60 inches, while the lowest—an average of 12.49 inches—occurs in the Mallee District in the far north-west.

FAUNA: The Koala, Kangaroo, Platypus and Wombat are only a few examples of Australia's unique fauna. As well as the Zoo, a visit is recommended to the Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary, Healesville, where they may be seen in a natural setting.

EARLY HISTORY: Victoria was first sighted by European eyes in 1770, when Lieut. Hicks, an officer on Capt. Cook's “Endeavour," drew attention to what is now called Cape Everard. Twenty-seven years later the "Sydney Cove," sailing from Bengal to Port Jackson, foundered off the south coast ond 1 7 of the crew reached land safely. They were the first white men to set foot on Victorian shores. Attempts at settlement were made over the following years, but none were successful until 1834, when the Henty brothers came to Portland. Soon afterwards, Batman and Fawkner established themselves along th’ River Yarra and the little settlement grew so rapidly that in 1851 separation was granted from New South Wales. The population was then 77,000. Discovery of gold in 1851 brought immigrants from all over the globe and Victoria was forced to quick maturity. Agriculture, industry and commerce flourished and, by 1901, when Federation was effected, Victoria had come from wilderness to prosperous civilization in less than three-quarters of a century.

RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS

The Victorian Railways, with 4,725 route miles of tracks, radiate from Melbourne all over the State. All suburban trains, and country trains for the eastern portion of the State, arrive at and deport from Flinders Street and Princes Bridge Stations. Interstate trains and the balance of country trains arrive at and depart from Spencer Street Station. The suburban area is electrified, 174 miles being served. Longest electrified track is to Frankston, 264 miles distant. Fast electric suburban trains run at regular intervals, and at peak periods 1 13 trains depart from Flinders Street in one hour. Flinders Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the world, an average of 310,761 travellers passing through the barriers daily. On a week-day 2,263 electric passenger trains are handled at the terminal.

The Melbourne Tramways comprise 1 32 miles of electric tramway and 90 miles of bus routes.    _



TOURIST GUIDE TO CITY

(Key to map shown on left)


1    Victorian Government

Tourist Bureau.

2    City Baths.

3    Exhibition Buildings.

4    Aquarium.

5    Police Headquarters.

6    Church of Christ.

7    National Art Gallery.

8    Public Library.

9    National Museum.

10    Museum of Applied

Science.

11    Taxation Department.

12    St. Francis'Church (R.C.).

1 3 Wesley Church (Methodist).

14    Eastern Hill Fire Station.

15    Travellers' Aid Society.

16    Law Courts.

17    General Post Office.

18    Elizabeth Street

Post Office.

19    St. Peter's Church

(C. of E.).

20    St. Patrick's Cathedral

(R.C.).

21    State Parliament House.

22    Melbourne and Metropoli

tan Tramways Board Offices.

23    Melbourne Stock

Exchange.

24    Salvation Army H.Q.

25    Spencer Street Railway

Station.

26    Royal Automobile Club of

Victoria.

27    Town Hall.

28    Baptist Church.

29    Scots Church

(Presbyterian).

30    Independent Church.

31    Geological Museum.

32    Victorian Railways

Administrative Offices.

33    Commonwealth Bank.

34    Y.W.C.A.

35    Customs House.

36    St. Paul's Cathedral

(C. of E.).

37    Australian Church.

38    Conservatory.

39    Flinders Street Railway

Station.

40    Princes Bridge Railway

Station.

41    Fitzroy Gardens.

42    Captain Cook's Cottage.

43    River Yarra—Ferry Wharf.

44    Olympic Pool.

45    Y.M.C.A.

All the places of interest outlined above are shown on the map on left, with

key numbers in red.




ROADMEADOWS

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Mop

Index

No.

Suburb Miles

6

Abbotsford . .

3

12

Alamein . .

92

10

Albert Park . .

12

Albion . .

82

3

Alphington . .

52

Altona . .

102

2

Anstey . .

5

1 1

Armadale . .

42

5

Ascot Vale . .

32

12

Ashburton . .

82

Aspendale . .

18

7

Auburn . .

42

10

Balaclava . .

5

7

Balwyn . .

72

Barker . .

42

2

Batman . .

7

Bayswater ..

182

Beaumaris . .

1.5

13

Bentleigh . .

92

Blackburn . .

102

13

Block Rock . .

14

8

Box Hill . .

92

13

Brighton Beach

92

1

Broadmeadows .

102

2

Brunswick . .

42

7

Burnley . .

22

8

Burwood ..

8

Camberwell . .

52

8

Canterbury . .

62

6

Carlton . .

2

12

Carnegie . .

72

1 1

Caulfield . .

62

8

Chatham . .

72

Chelsea . .

20

14

Cheltenham . .

1 32

Clayton . .

12

6

Clifton Hill . .

32

Collingwood . .

22

Croxton . .

52

Croydon . .

182

Dandenong ..

182

12

Darling . .

7

3

Darebin . .

61

7

Deepdene ..

72

2

Dennis . .

42

4

Doncaster . .

122

3

Eoglemont . .

72

13

East Brighton . .

92

2

East Brunswick

42

7

East Camberwell

6

2

East Coburg . .

52

East Kew . .

82

12

Eastmalvern . .

72

6

East Melbourne

12

2

East Preston . .

72

6

East Richmond

2

Edithvale . .

19

11

Elsternwick . .

6

4

Eltham . .

162

10

El wood . .

6

Epping . .

13

1

Essendon . .

5

1

Essendon Aero-

hVit

00

drome

3

Fairfield . .

5

1

Fowkner . .

81

6

Fitzroy . .

2

5

Flemington . .

22

5

Footscray . .

32

5

Garden City . .

42

11

Gardenvale . .

7

1 1

Gardiner . .

52

1

Glenbervie . .

52

7

Glenferrie . .

42

11

Glenhuntly . .

72

11

Glen Iris . .

62

Glenroy . .

9

Glen Waverley

13

5

Graham . .

2

Greensbo rough

13J-

13

Hampton . .

102

8

Hartwell . .

72

7

Howksburn . .

32


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No Suburb Miles    How reached ond from where


Trom 42, 44, 45, 46 or 47, Collins St.; Bus, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Trom 1, 2 or 2A, Swan-ston St.; Trom 9, 9B, I 0 or 12, Collins St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St.; change at Newport.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 18, 19 or 20, Elizabeth St.

Train, Flinders St.; Trom 6, 6A, or 6B, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 51, 52, 54, 57,

58, or 59, Elizabeth St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 70 to 76, Batman Av.

Train, Flinders St.; Trom 14, 61, 62 or 64, Swanston St.

Tram, 42 or 44, Collins St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram, 19, Elizabeth St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St. to Sandringham; thence Bus; or Train to Mentone, thence Bus.

Train, Flinders St.    _

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St. to Sandringham, thence Tram.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St. direct; or Train to St. Kilda, thence Trom.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Trom 18, 19 or 20, Elizabeth St.

Train, Flinders St.; Trams 70 to 76, Batman Av.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 74, Batman Av,

Train, Flinders St.; Trams 70 to 76, Batman Av.; Tram 7, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.

Tram 1, 2, 15, 21 or 22 Swanston St.; Bus, Lonsdale St. or Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 4, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St; Tram 4, 4A, 4B, 4D, 61, 62 or 64, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge; Bus, Bourke St.

Train, runners 3Tr; 1 ram i 9 or 20, Elizabeth

St.

Train, Princes Bridge; Bus, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge; Bus, Bourke St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train,    Flinders    St,    to    East    Camberwell,

thence Bus; Tram 42, 44 or 45, Collins St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St. to Box Hill, thence Bus.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Tram 64, Swanston St.

Tram 1, 2, 15, 17, 21 or 22, Swanston St.; Bus, Bourke St.

Train, Flinders St.

Tram 1 or 21, Swanston St.

Train,    Flinders    St.    to    East    Camberwell,

thence Bus; Trom 40 or 48, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 5, Swanston St.

Tram, Flinders St.

Tram 9 or 9A, Collins St.

Train, Flinders St.; Troms 70 to 77, Batman Av.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 4, 4A, 4B, 4D or 4E, Swanston St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St. to St. Kilda, thence Tram,

Train, Flinders S‘.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 51, 52 or 59, Elizobe'h St.

Train, Flinders St., thence Tram from Essen-don; or Tram 59, Elizabeth St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St.

Tram 9 to 9E, 10 or 11, Collins St.; Bus, Bourke St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 51, 52, 54, 57, 58 or 59, Elizabeth St.

Train, Flinders St.

Bus, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 7 or 7A, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 4 or 4A, Swanston

St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 6, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 74 or 75, Batman Av.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 7, 7A, 7B or 8, Swanston St.


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Heidelberg

Heyington

Highett

Hughesdale

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Jolimont

Kensington

Kew


Kooyong . . Laverton . . Macleod . . Malvern . .

Maribyrnong . . McKinnon . . Mentone . . Merlynston . . Merri    . .

Middle Park . .

Mitcham . . Montague . . Mont Albert . . Moonee Ponds

Moorobbin . . Mordialloc . . Moreland . .

Murrumbeena Newmarket . .

Newport . . North Balwyn . . North Carlton .

North Coburg . Northcote . .

North Essendon North Fitzroy . .

North Kew . . North Melbourne

North Richmond

Nunawaamg . . Oakleigh . . Ormond    ..

Parkville . . Pascoe Vale . . Port Melbourne Prahran    . .


Preston

Regent

Reservoir

Richmond

Ringwood

Ripponlea


32 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 27, Flinders St., or Trom 70 to 76, Batman Av.

8    Train, Princes Bridge.

3| Train, Flinders St.

112 Train, Flinders St.

9    Train, Flinders St.

62 Train, Princes Bridge.

1 Train, Princes Bridge; ony Trom, Flinders St. 22 Train, Flinders St.

42 Train, Flinders St.; Trom 42, 44, 45 or 46, Collins St.; " ram 40, 41, 48 or Bus, Flinders St.

42 Train, Flinders St.

I 3 Train, Spencer St.

102 Train, Princes Bridge.

52 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 7A or 7B, Swanston St.

6 Tram 54 or 57, Elizabeth St.

9 Train, Flinders St.

142 Train, Flinders St.

72 Train, Flinders St.

42 Train, Princes Bridge; Tram 9 to 9D, 10, 11, Collins St.; Northcote Bus, Bourke St.

22 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 1, 2 or 2A, Swanston St.

132'    Train,    Flinders    St.

12    Train,    Flinders    St.; Bus, Flinders St.

82 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 42, Collins St.

42    Train,    Flinders    St.;    Tram    51,    52    or    59,

Elizabeth St.

102 Train, Flinders St.

162' Train, Flinders St.

52 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 15, Swanston St.;

Tram 18, 19 or 20, Elizabeth St.

82 Train, Flinders St.

22    Train,    Flinders St.;    Tram    54,    57    or    58,

Elizabeth St.

62 Train, Flinders St.

82 Tram 48, Flinders St.

3 Train, Princes Bridge; Tram 1,2, 15, 17, 21 or 22, Swanston St.; Bus, Lonsdale St.

62 Tram 19, Elizabeth St.

42 Train, Princes Bridge; Tram 9, 9A, 9B, 9D, 10 or 11, Collins St.; Bus, Bourke St.

6    Train, Flinders St.; Trom 59, Elizabeth St.

42 Train, Princes Bridge; Trom 9, 9A, 9B, 9D,

9E, 10 or 1 1, Collins St.; Bus, Bourke St.

7    Tram 40, 41, 48 or Bus, Flinders St. ’

1    Train, Flinders St.; Tram 50, 54, 57 or 58,

Elizabeth St.

12 Train, Princes Bridge; Trom 42, 44, 45, 46 or 47, Collins St> -I 2 4    TTSTft,    f-tn tucra    3t .—

92    Train,    Flinders    St.

82    Train,    Flinders    St.

2    Tram 18, 19 or 20, Elizobeth St.

7    Train,    Flinders    St.

22 Train, Flinders St.; Bus, Flinders St. *

32 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 7A or 7B, Swanston St.; Tram 77, Batman Av.


..    7    Train,    Princes    Bridge;    Tram    9,    9A,    10    or

11, Collins St.

. .    72    Train,    Princes    Bridge.

. .    82    Train,    Princes    Bridge.

. .    1 \    Train,    Flinders    St.; any    Trom,    Flinders St.    or

Batman Av.

.. 152 Train, Flinders St.

52 Train, Flinders St.; Tram 4 to 4E, Swanston St.


Riversdale •

• 61

Rosanna . .

9

Royol Park . .

32

St. Albans . .

111

St. Kildo . .

31

Sandringham . .

111

South Caulfield

82

South Melbourne

12

South Yarra . .

22

Spotswood . .

52

Springvale . .

141

Sunshine . .

72

Surrey Hills . .

72

Thomastown . .

112

Thornbury . .

6

Toorak . .

42

Tooronga . .

52

Tottenham . .

52

Victoria Park . .

22

Watson ia . .

112

Wattle Park . .

8

West Brunswick

5

West Coburg . .

7

Westgorth . .

32

West Maribyrnong 72

West Melbourne

12

West Preston . .

72

West Richmond

12

Williamstown . .

82

Windsor . .

4

Yarraville


Train,    Flinders    St.;    Tram    70,    71    or    72,

Batman Av.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 55 or 56, William St.

Train,    Fi nders    St.

Train,    Flinders    St.;    Tram    15,    16    or    17,

Swanston St.; Tram 55, William St.

Train, Flinders St.

Tram 62 or 64, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 9, 9B, 10 or 12, Collins St.; Tram I, 2 or 2A, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 7, 7A, 7B or 8 to SB, Swans'on St.; Tram 77, Batman Av.

Train,    Flinders    St.

Train,    Flinders    St.

Train,    Flinders    St.

Train,    Flinders    St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Train, Princes Bridge; Tram 9, 9A, 9B, 9D, 10 or 11, Collins St.; Bus, Bourke St.

Train, Flinders St.; Trom 7, 7A, 7B or 8, Swan-ton St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 7 or 7A, Swanston St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge; Bus, Flinders St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Tram 70 or 71, Batman Av.

Tram 55 or 56, William St.

Tram 55, William St.

Train, Princes Bridge.

Tram 57, Elizabeth St.

Bus, Elizabeth St.

Tram 10 or 11, Collins St.

Train, Princes Bridge; any Tram, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.

Train, Flinders St.; Tram 77, Batman Av.; Tram 5 or 5A, Swanston St.


42 Train, Flinders St.


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Places of Interest . . .

CITY

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE, St. Kilda Road. Open week days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p m.

BOTANIC GARDENS. To reach these world-famous gardens, walk across Princes Bridge and through the Queen Victoria Gardens or along Alexandra Avenue, or take route No. 8 Tram, Swanston Street. Open daily. A ferry also runs from Princes Bridge. An interesting historical feature in these gardens is the "Separation Tree" in Tennyson Lawn. Under this tree on November 15, 1850, the citizens of Melbourne celebrated the authorized separation of the Colony of Victoria from New South Wales which officially took place on July 1, 1 851.

FITZROY GARDENS—CONSERVATORY—CAPTAIN COOK'S COTTAGE— FAIRY TREE. Enter from Spring Street or Wellington Parade.

FLAGSTAFF GARDENS, William Street, between Dudley and Latrobe Streets.

RIVER YARRA. Navigable river, flowing through Melbourne and suburbs. Regular sightseeing ferry services operate from Princes Bridge every afternoon.

ST. KILDA ROAD. Melbourne's most beautiful tree-lined thoroughfare, extending from Princes Bridge to St. Kilda Junction.

ALEXANDRA AVENUE. Another glorious tree-lined thoroughfare, skirting the south bank of the Yarra.    •

GOVERNMENT HOUSE. Residence of the State Governor. Situated next to Botanic Gardens in King's Domain. (Inspection not allowed.)

FIRST VICTORIAN GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE, Agnes Street, East Melbourne. Train from Flinders Street. Interior not available for inspection.

NATIONAL ART GALLERY, Swanston Street. The National Art Gallery of Victoria has a world-wide reputation. Open week days 1 0 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

NATIONAL MUSEUM. In same block of buildings as National Art Gallery. Enter from Swanston or Russell Streets. This Museum is most comprehensive in its range of exhibits, a considerable part being devoted to Australian fauna. Open Mondays 12 noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

MUSEUM OF APPLIED SCIENCE. This is housed on the first floor of the some block of buildings as the National Art Gallery, and contains many notable exhibits. Enter from Swanston Street. Same hours os Notional Art Gallery.

VICTORIAN ARTISTS' SOCIETY, Albert Street, East Melbourne. The oldest and largest Art Society in Victoria. Exhibition open from 1 0 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Collins Street from.

PUBLIC LIBRARY, Swanston Street. This Library contains over 700,000 volumes, and is one of the largest in Australia. It has very complete collections of printed works relating to Australasia and the South Seas. Open week aays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Reference Room.)

GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Gisborne Street. Here may be seen specimens of the mineral wealth on which the prosperity of the State of Victoria is so largely based. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

AQUARIUM, Exhibition Buildings, Nicholson Street. Bus from Bourke Street. Open week days (including holidays) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

EXHIBITION BUILDINGS AND CARLTON GARDENS, Nicholson Street Bus from Bourke Street.

ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL (C. of E.)( corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets.

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (R.C.), Gisborne Street. Tram from Collins Street.

STATE PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Spring Street (east end of Bourke Street). Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (when House sitting no escort provided). Apply to Serjeant-at-Arms.


Places of Interest

CITY [continued)

METROPOLITAN FIRE STATION, corner of Victoria ond Gisborne Streets, Eastern Hill. Tram from Collins Street. One of the highest points in Melbourne. Inspection and demonstration, Fridays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

TOWN HALL, corner of Collins qnd Swanston Streets.

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND, East Melbourne. Largest Cricket Ground in the world. Train or tram from Flinders Street and Princes Bridge.

SUBURBAN

ST KILDA AND ITS BEACH. To reach St. Kilda, take train from Flinders Street, or tram from Swoi lon or William Streets. Splendid promenade and pier, spacious lawns and gardens. Luna Park, miniature railway, large modern sea baths, hot salt-water baths, open bathing beaches, dressing pavilions. Palm Grove (dancing), St. Moritz (ice skating). The Victory, Palais and Memorial Picture Theatres. Yacht and Dinghy Clubs.

OTHER BEACHES. For 60 miles along the eastern side of the bay there are many splendid bathing beaches with public bathing facilities, shody trees, shelter sheds and picnic grounds. Sailing, rowing, and motor boats are for hire at most teaches. Those closest to Melbourne are:

Brighton Beach■—Direct by train from Flinders Street, or train to St. Kilda and thence by electric tram. Elwood—Train to St. Kilda, thence tram.

Black Rock—Train from Flinders Street to Sandringham, thence tram.

Beaumaris—Train from Flinders Street to Sandringham, thence bus; or train to Mentone, thence bus.

Hampton, Sandringham. Mentone, Mordialloc, Aspendale. Edithoale, Chelsea, Bonbeach, Carrum, Seaford, Erankston, Williamstoivn—Train from Flinders Street direct.

THE ZOO, Royal Park. The Zoological Gardens comprise 50 -acres, and are open every doy. A special section is devoted to Australian founa. Train from Flinders Street Station or tram No. 55 or 56 from William Street.

YARRA BEND NATIONAL PARK. (Studley Park). Ideal for picnic parties. Facilities for cricket, golf, baseball, boating and swimming. Take Kew bus in Flinders Street.

ALBERT PARK AND LAKE. Facilities for all sports, public tennis courts, golf links, yachting. Train from Flinders Street, or tram from Swanston Street.

WATTLE PARK. Spacious picnic grounds, public golf links, tennis courts, delightful views. No. 70 or 71 tram from Batman Avenue, Princes Bridge.

RACECOURSES. Flemington. Train from Flinders Street or Spencer Street Stations. Tram from Elizabeth Street. Victoria's largest and most popular racecourse.

Caulfield. Train from Flinders Street.

Moonee Valley. Train from Flinders Street or Spencer Street Stations to Mocnee Ponds. Tram from Elizabeth Street.

NEARER RANGES. Melbourne is well endowed with a variety of attractive hill resorts within easy reach of the city and served by fast electric trains. For full particulars inquire at The Victorian Government Tourist Bureau, 272 Collins Street, Melbourne. Telephone F 0404.

AMUSEMENTS

PICTURE THEATRES

Telephone Cen. 6251 Cen. 1163 Cen. 4387 Cen. 1141 Cen. 1000 Cen. 6189 Cen. 1 l 1 1 Cen. 4477 Cen. 3934 Cen. 7076 Cen. 5080 FA 8383 FA 8131 Cen. 3162 FA 8656 Cen. 6106 Cen. 3626 Cen. 4400


Cen. 4878 Cen. 4875 Cen. 4480 Cen. 4472 Cen. 927


Albany (Theatrette)

232

Athenaeum . .

188

Australia Theatre

270

Capitol . . . .

113

Century (Theatrette)

Cnr

Esquire .. ..

238

Grosvenor ..

203

Liberty .. ..

283

Lyceum .. ..

237

Maiestic . . . •

173

Metro .. . •

167

Plaza .. ..

197

Regent .. ..

191

Savoy .. ..

172

State .. ..

154

St. James . . ..

20

Totler (Theatrette)

266

Times (Theatrette)

283

Comedy . . ..

244

His Majesty's . .

205

King's . . . .

135

Princess . . ..

163

Tivoli .. ..

249


Swanston St. <bet. Collins & Lt. Collins Sts.) . Swanston & Little Collins Sts. . .    . .

Bourke Street (bet. Swanston & Russell Sts.) Little Collins Street (near Swanston Street) Bourke Street (near Swanston Street) . . Bourke Street (bet. Swanston & Russell Sts.) Flinders St. (bet. Swanston & Russell Sts.) Collins Street (near Russell Street) ..

(bet. Bourke & Lonsdale Sts.) t (cnr. Russell £r Flinders Sts.)

(bet. Swanston & Elizabeth Sts.)

THEATRES

St. (cnr. Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts.) . . St. (cnr. Exhibition & Lt. Bourke Sts.) ?et (bet. Lit. Collins & Bourke Sts.) . . ;et (cnr. Lt. Bourke & Spring Sts.) . . eet (bet. Swanston & Russell Sts.) . .

SWIMMING BATHS

City Baths Olympic Pool


Swanston Street (Open throughout the year) . . Batman Av. (opp. River Yarra, east of Princes Bridge)

Y.M.C.A.....City Rd., South Melb. (south of Princes Bridge) . .

St. Kilda (Salt water) The Esplanade, St. Kilda . .    .    . .    . .

SKATING RINKS

Glaciarium (Ice) 16 City Road, South Melbourne (opp. Y.M.C.A.)    ..

St. Moritz (Ice) Upper Esplanade, St. Kilda ..    ..    ..    ..

Wirth's Park and Olympia (Roller), Princes Bridge . .    . .    . .    . .

DANCING


FJ 3940 FA 8239 MX 2161 LA 3991


MX 2205 LA 1347 MX 3535


Ciro's Cabaret ..    57 Collins Place (bet. Flinders Lane & Collins St.)

Copacabana (Restaurant), The Centreway, 259 Collins Street . . Mario's Restaurant Cnr. Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets . .

Palais Royale .. Exhibition .Buildings . .    . .    . .    . .

Trocadero Palais Princes Bridge . .    . .    . .    . .    . .    .

Leggetts, Greville Street (opp. Prahran Railway Station) . .    . .    .

Katharina Restaurant, The Esplanade, St. Kilda    . .    .    .    .    .    .

Maison de Luxe, Cabaret, Broadway, Elwood . .    . .    . .    . .

Palm Grove, The Esplanade, St. Kilda . .    ..    .    .    .    .    .    .    .

The Coconut Grove, near cnr. Alexandra Av. and Chapel St., South Yarra . Saturday nights only.

Claridge's Restaurant, 53 Toorak Road, Toorak    . .    .    .    .    .    .

SPORTING—VARIOUS

Bicycle Racing—Board Cycling Track, North Essendon . .    . .    . .

Motorcycle and Midget Car Racing—Maribyrnong Speedway.

Boxing and Wrestling (in season)—Stadium, Dudley Street, West Melbourne Wednesday and Saturday nights . .    . .    . .    . .    . .    . .

Horse Racing -Flemington, Cculfield, Moonee Valley.

Night Trotting (in season)—Showgrounds, Flemington.

Dog Racing—Napier Park. White City. Maribyrnong. Gracedale Park.

For all Travel Information, consult The Victorian Government Tourist 272 Collins Street, Melbourne.    Telephone

Issued by The Victorian Railways Commissioners.

Victorian Railways Print.

Cen. 3673 Cen. 8883 FJ 6089 FJ 1097 MX 3231 LA 3176 LA 8596 LF 8260 LA 2600 BJ 4241

Win. 7288


FU 2495

Cen. 7449 FJ 9251


Bureau, : F0404


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