The Victorian Railways opened a tram line in 1919 from Melbourne's Sandringham Station to Black Rock, extended to Beaumaris. It served quiet residential streets and a couple of small shopping areas. It closed in 1956. I recently travelled the route by bus and I could not see a skerrick of remnants. This photo shows what seems to be a very exciting opening day in 1919.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
In time for Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, these rainbow mail boxes appeared on Sydney streets, and they also appeared in Perth.
The circle surrounds the old Victorian (horse) Racing Centre, where The Highrise was built. The tall building was BP House, now The Domain, and an apartment complex for the rich, famous and politicians. The Shrine of Remembrance features at the bottom of the photo with Albert Park Lake at the top. The same view now would see lots hidden my mature trees and Gunn Island in the lake is very overgrown with native vegetation and home to all sorts of creatures.
I'm sure Mrs Bucket, aka Patricia Routledge had something amusing to say to Her Maj. A former friend was taxi driver and drove her in Melbourne and said she was just wonderful.
These are COVID related in I suppose March 2020 or perhaps April. I expect the second last one refers to the destruction of an important Aboriginal area in Western Australia and the last to koalas after our early 2020 bush fires. I'm sure I've used this one before.
There will be trams for Canberra. Here is the plan by the designer of Canberra, Sir Walter Burley Griffin. Canberra now has one tram line, with an approved extension and another extension being considered.
A great photo of a train on the former Inner Circle train line. If you are interested, you can read my posts back when I walked the long closed line in 2014. http://highriser.blogspot.com/search/label/Inner%20Circle