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?

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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?

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