Melbourne Then and Now

Bourke Street Melbourne

Bourke Street Melbourne

Where is the mother and her two daughters in the foreground going?

When was this picture painted?  What clues are there?

Why was this painted? What was the artist trying to say?

Look carefully at the shops along Bourke Street.  What might be sold? How is this different to the shops today?


How recently was this picture taken? How can you tell?

There are no more horses and carts in the picture. Why?

People are still busy walking around the city. Are they still doing the same things?

This entry was posted in History. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Melbourne Then and Now

  1. Nancy says:

    I did something like this years ago with primary source documents.

    Keep up the good work. I teach gifted kids so I’m always looking for new critical thinking ideas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *