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When the circus came to Southbank

When the circus came to Southbank

July 6th, 2022 - Robin Grow

It sits on the wall outside Hamer Hall – a mural dedicated to Wirth’s Circus, which occupied part of the St Kilda Rd site from 1907. The circus was touted as the “Greatest Show on Earth” and caused great excitement when it came to Melbourne.

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Government House and its golden-yellow flag

June 8th, 2022 - Robin Grow

On the eastern horizon of Southbank and on the outer edge of the Botanic Gardens, Government House (the official residence of the Governor of Victoria) sits proudly and can be seen by residents of Southbank.

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Under the spire at the Arts Centre

May 11th, 2022 - Robin Grow

The Arts Centre spire is an icon of Melbourne and Southbank. The white lacework spire rises graciously over the Arts Centre on St Kilda Rd and provides a visual highlight for Southbank.

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Cable trams, Rolls Royces and a luxury hotel

April 7th, 2022 - Robin Grow

Heading south from Southbank along St Kilda Rd takes you past the Royce Hotel, a distinctive boutique hotel – and one with a fascinating history.

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When the MCG was in Southbank!

March 9th, 2022 - Robin Grow

Many residents of Southbank have a good view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from their windows and balconies.

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“Mansions” in Southbank

“Mansions” in Southbank

September 4th, 2018 - Southbank News
Sacred sites

Sacred sites

May 13th, 2014 - Southbank News
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