Brian Bourke Saunders

The following is an excerpt of Helen Garner’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2004). I believe the exchange below took place on March 22, 2002 at a Victims of Crime rally in Melbourne. A shade under fifty-six years earlier, a RAN sailor

Brian Bourke Saunders

The following is an excerpt of Helen Garner’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2004). I believe the exchange below took place on March 22, 2002 at a Victims of Crime rally in Melbourne. A shade under fifty-six years earlier, a RAN sailor

Bookhouse: 52 Robe Street, St Kilda

What 3 Words geolocation: jazz.jumped.middle

Bookhouse: 52 Robe Street, St Kilda

What 3 Words geolocation: jazz.jumped.middle

Martha Needle: 110 Cubitt Street

What 3 Words geolocation: than tuned life MMBW map 912

Martha Needle: 110 Cubitt Street

What 3 Words geolocation: than tuned life MMBW map 912

Milk Bar

It is said to be somewhere in the bayside area, but even the photographer cannot recall where. Even the most minute examination fails to reveal where it was taken — the photograph is curiously devoid of the usual details that would enable it to be found on a map. One cannot even assume anything in the image still exists.

Milk Bar

It is said to be somewhere in the bayside area, but even the photographer cannot recall where. Even the most minute examination fails to reveal where it was taken — the photograph is curiously devoid of the usual details that would enable it to be found on a map. One cannot even assume anything in the image still exists.

The Diogenic

The Diogenic: the official organ of Melbourne’s New Diogenes Club

The Diogenic

The Diogenic: the official organ of Melbourne’s New Diogenes Club

Martha Needle’s headstone

Martha Needle was hanged for murder at the Old Melbourne Gaol on October 22, 1894. She was buried within the prison grounds and her grave marked with a bluestone inscribed with her initials and date of execution. As the Old

Martha Needle’s headstone

Martha Needle was hanged for murder at the Old Melbourne Gaol on October 22, 1894. She was buried within the prison grounds and her grave marked with a bluestone inscribed with her initials and date of execution. As the Old

Liebestod

The Springthorpe Memorial at Boroondara General Cemetery ‘ … Wagner uses the metaphor of day and night … in which the lovers must smother their mutual love and pretend as if they do not care for each other: it is

Liebestod

The Springthorpe Memorial at Boroondara General Cemetery ‘ … Wagner uses the metaphor of day and night … in which the lovers must smother their mutual love and pretend as if they do not care for each other: it is

Doc Tydon

‘ … Liddiard moved out of Melbourne over a decade ago and lives with his partner and Drones bassist Fiona Kitschin, in Nagambie. He says the town has no internet, save for what they pick up on their mobile phones,

Doc Tydon

‘ … Liddiard moved out of Melbourne over a decade ago and lives with his partner and Drones bassist Fiona Kitschin, in Nagambie. He says the town has no internet, save for what they pick up on their mobile phones,

The Hyde Park Laundry

‘ … We later strolled up a lane by the railway tracks to the ruins of the Hyde Park laundry, frozen in time like Pompeii. Scattered about the roofless shell were remnants of the last day of business some years

The Hyde Park Laundry

‘ … We later strolled up a lane by the railway tracks to the ruins of the Hyde Park laundry, frozen in time like Pompeii. Scattered about the roofless shell were remnants of the last day of business some years

Terminus Family Hotel

‘ … The hotel sprouted amidst a wasteland of rusted iron roofing and wrecked cars in backyards, looming so close to the embankment that passing trains ran level with its residential windows. Quite often the five thirty-eight halted alongside to

Terminus Family Hotel

‘ … The hotel sprouted amidst a wasteland of rusted iron roofing and wrecked cars in backyards, looming so close to the embankment that passing trains ran level with its residential windows. Quite often the five thirty-eight halted alongside to

Andrew Street

Re: Deeming (alias Williams) March 19th, 1892 104 Park Street South Yarra To the Commissioner of Police Dear Sir, I hope you will hang Williams in a place where all the school boys of Connors school can have a good

Andrew Street

Re: Deeming (alias Williams) March 19th, 1892 104 Park Street South Yarra To the Commissioner of Police Dear Sir, I hope you will hang Williams in a place where all the school boys of Connors school can have a good

Ryan

‘ … I climbed the stairs until I was high within the hotel and crept along a dank hallway with the floorboards creaking under the threadbare runner. I spied through a doorway to my left a tile inscribed Do not

Ryan

‘ … I climbed the stairs until I was high within the hotel and crept along a dank hallway with the floorboards creaking under the threadbare runner. I spied through a doorway to my left a tile inscribed Do not

296 Lygon St

  What 3 Words geolocation: pest roofs clocks

296 Lygon St

  What 3 Words geolocation: pest roofs clocks

Balaclava

I visited Labassa last Sunday in Caulfield North. It shares something slight in common with ‘Colditz’ and Williams Rd in that it was divided up for most of the last century into a lodging house. It is a labyrinth of

Balaclava

I visited Labassa last Sunday in Caulfield North. It shares something slight in common with ‘Colditz’ and Williams Rd in that it was divided up for most of the last century into a lodging house. It is a labyrinth of

You don’t like the Yabba?

‘ … Ken had a real love/hate thing for the bush,’ says author Jacqueline Kent, Cook’s second wife. ‘I think he had a romantic idea of the bush and the outback himself but the experience of it left him disappointed.

You don’t like the Yabba?

‘ … Ken had a real love/hate thing for the bush,’ says author Jacqueline Kent, Cook’s second wife. ‘I think he had a romantic idea of the bush and the outback himself but the experience of it left him disappointed.

Tiboonda

‘ … I’ve known for a long time that the general filming location for Tiboonda was Horse Lake about sixty kilometres south east of Broken Hill. Yesterday I noticed that wayside stop markers were appearing on the transportation overlay on Google

Tiboonda

‘ … I’ve known for a long time that the general filming location for Tiboonda was Horse Lake about sixty kilometres south east of Broken Hill. Yesterday I noticed that wayside stop markers were appearing on the transportation overlay on Google

Tim Hynes

With thanks to the Australian Cultural Atlas What 3 Words geolocations: capture.shovel.gown and voter.guess.skinny

Tim Hynes

With thanks to the Australian Cultural Atlas What 3 Words geolocations: capture.shovel.gown and voter.guess.skinny

August, 1891

Looking east over Punt Road, Richmond from Richmond Railway Station viaduct embankment. Shakspeare (sic) Terrace arrowed 

August, 1891

Looking east over Punt Road, Richmond from Richmond Railway Station viaduct embankment. Shakspeare (sic) Terrace arrowed 

Thornbury homestead

‘ … Job Smith’s farm Thornbury, which was located at the [western] end of Smith Street, Thornbury near Strettle Street, was named after a farm near Smith’s birthplace in England …’ By 1910 it had been renamed Merri Banks. What 3

Thornbury homestead

‘ … Job Smith’s farm Thornbury, which was located at the [western] end of Smith Street, Thornbury near Strettle Street, was named after a farm near Smith’s birthplace in England …’ By 1910 it had been renamed Merri Banks. What 3

The two gentlemen

What 3 Words geolocation: libraries.deputy.having

The two gentlemen

What 3 Words geolocation: libraries.deputy.having

Alphington footbridge

What 3 Words geolocation: thank.begin.began  

Alphington footbridge

What 3 Words geolocation: thank.begin.began  

The significance of old taps

A surreptitious thumb on the scales achieved the same result for butchers. Former butchers’ shops are also revealed by the sloping floors in their back rooms, better to hose away the effluvium. 303 High Street, Northcote is another former butcher’s

The significance of old taps

A surreptitious thumb on the scales achieved the same result for butchers. Former butchers’ shops are also revealed by the sloping floors in their back rooms, better to hose away the effluvium. 303 High Street, Northcote is another former butcher’s

Eternity for the Kelletts

‘ … I left to wander through the adjacent Victorian estates, passing places where I’d spent a night or where someone important to me had lived. The Melbourne General Cemetery came to mind as I passed row upon row of

Eternity for the Kelletts

‘ … I left to wander through the adjacent Victorian estates, passing places where I’d spent a night or where someone important to me had lived. The Melbourne General Cemetery came to mind as I passed row upon row of

490 Sydney Rd

The career of violinist Paul McDermott began behind this arch:

490 Sydney Rd

The career of violinist Paul McDermott began behind this arch:

Dally St

Henry Kittelty, Herbert Aldridge, George Chapman, Stephen and Mary O’Connor and G.R. James and their families and friends once warmed themselves at this hearth and crossed this threshold:

Dally St

Henry Kittelty, Herbert Aldridge, George Chapman, Stephen and Mary O’Connor and G.R. James and their families and friends once warmed themselves at this hearth and crossed this threshold:

Romulus

The homestead adjacent to Romulus’ forge still stands, to the west of Cairn Curran Reservoir. Inside, birds have overtaken the rooms, and a mouldering calendar from 1961 hangs fixed in time. Its verandah featured in the 2007 film where young Raimond has

Romulus

The homestead adjacent to Romulus’ forge still stands, to the west of Cairn Curran Reservoir. Inside, birds have overtaken the rooms, and a mouldering calendar from 1961 hangs fixed in time. Its verandah featured in the 2007 film where young Raimond has

The Death of Riley

From 1934 to about 1986, a row of shops stood adjacent to the west side of Seddon Railway Station. Upon leaving the station on the city-bound side, a traveller in 1954 entered the head of a small cul-de-sac roadway. On the left

The Death of Riley

From 1934 to about 1986, a row of shops stood adjacent to the west side of Seddon Railway Station. Upon leaving the station on the city-bound side, a traveller in 1954 entered the head of a small cul-de-sac roadway. On the left

185 Victoria Ave

What 3 Words geolocation: intervals.rarely.lied

185 Victoria Ave

What 3 Words geolocation: intervals.rarely.lied

Chandler Hwy graffiti

The same buoyant opportunity nearly twenty years apart: What 3 Words geolocation: crust.epic.magma

Chandler Hwy graffiti

The same buoyant opportunity nearly twenty years apart: What 3 Words geolocation: crust.epic.magma

34 Elizabeth St

What 3 Words geolocation: able.salon.sung

34 Elizabeth St

What 3 Words geolocation: able.salon.sung

Kagansky

What 3 Words geolocation: hangs.gave.stud

Kagansky

What 3 Words geolocation: hangs.gave.stud

Body at Ivanhoe Golf Course

In 1970, a man’s body was found in scrub near the edge of the Ivanhoe Public Golf Course.

Body at Ivanhoe Golf Course

In 1970, a man’s body was found in scrub near the edge of the Ivanhoe Public Golf Course.