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  Bourke Street, looking north from Elizabeth Street about 1920  
  Marvellous Melbourne  

By world standards, Melbourne is a young city. But it has layers of history. Here you can discover some of them. Bluestone and concrete, paint and neon, Victorian-ornate and sheet-glass — all cram into the cross-hatched canyons that are Melbourne's streets and lanes.

The city continues to grow—for information about Melbourne today, visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/ and www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

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