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27

Apr

Riggio Continental Grocery Store. This was one of the first continental grocers in Melbourne selling everything from coffee beans, tea, fresh bread, biscuits, pasta, cheese, olive oil, olives, to razor blades, shoe laces, candles and brooms. Frank and Angelina Riggio were the proprietors of the store from 1937 to 1964. It was originally called ‘F.Riggio’ then ‘A.Riggio’ then ‘A.Riggio & Sons’ after son Ross Riggio joined the business. The store was located at 57 Peel Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Market.

Riggio Continental Grocery Store. This was one of the first continental grocers in Melbourne selling everything from coffee beans, tea, fresh bread, biscuits, pasta, cheese, olive oil, olives, to razor blades, shoe laces, candles and brooms. Frank and Angelina Riggio were the proprietors of the store from 1937 to 1964. It was originally called ‘F.Riggio’ then ‘A.Riggio’ then ‘A.Riggio & Sons’ after son Ross Riggio joined the business. The store was located at 57 Peel Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Market.

26

Apr

Four women in dresses and cardigans, on the beach. Three are standing on the beach feeding seagulls and looking at the view. One woman is crouched looking at the gulls.Anne Cornish and friends feeding seagulls at the Dromana beach, Easter 1944. Anne had to bring her friend Wilma home to meet her mother before she could be allowed to go away with her. Anne was 15 at the time. At Dromana they went for midnight hikes. They also invited boys from Scotch College for dinner and cooked them a duck, only to find the boys shoes in the oven where they had put them to dry off.

Four women in dresses and cardigans, on the beach. Three are standing on the beach feeding seagulls and looking at the view. One woman is crouched looking at the gulls.

Anne Cornish and friends feeding seagulls at the Dromana beach, Easter 1944. Anne had to bring her friend Wilma home to meet her mother before she could be allowed to go away with her. Anne was 15 at the time. At Dromana they went for midnight hikes. They also invited boys from Scotch College for dinner and cooked them a duck, only to find the boys shoes in the oven where they had put them to dry off.

23

Apr

Bendigo. Chinese funeral oven. Bendigo Cemetery. Carpenter St.
Oct. 14, 1967

Bendigo. Chinese funeral oven. Bendigo Cemetery. Carpenter St.

Oct. 14, 1967

22

Apr

sisterwolf:

Vintage travel poster

sisterwolf:

Vintage travel poster

20

Apr

Abbotsford Brewery, Church Street, Richmond.

Abbotsford Brewery, Church Street, Richmond.

The upper part of the tower of the former Yorkshire Brewery in Wellington Street, now owned by C.U.B., showing the detailed and decorative multi-chrome brickwork

The upper part of the tower of the former Yorkshire Brewery in Wellington Street, now owned by C.U.B., showing the detailed and decorative multi-chrome brickwork

19

Apr

Shows woman on stool hammering a blanket over window, with small child watching; young patients of Prince Henry’s hospital watch ward windows being prepared for blackout
Blackout preparations in Melbourne during World War II

Shows woman on stool hammering a blanket over window, with small child watching; young patients of Prince Henry’s hospital watch ward windows being prepared for blackout

Blackout preparations in Melbourne during World War II

15

Apr

A hazard for high heels - Women stepping off the footpath in Gertrude St. have a rough path ahead, 1964

A hazard for high heels - Women stepping off the footpath in Gertrude St. have a rough path ahead, 1964

11

Apr

Boys are ready on the pool’s edge to commence a race in front of many spectators. The town hall clock tower is in the background. The photograph was taken on Wednesday 20 February, 1907 and published in the City of Richmond Report of the Council, 1912-13

Boys are ready on the pool’s edge to commence a race in front of many spectators. The town hall clock tower is in the background. The photograph was taken on Wednesday 20 February, 1907 and published in the City of Richmond Report of the Council, 1912-13

08

Apr

Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007.Federal Hotel, south west corner Collins and King streets, Melbourne, [Victoria], 1965 

Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007.
Federal Hotel, south west corner Collins and King streets, Melbourne, [Victoria], 1965