A philatelic photo trip along the Princes Highway

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ANZAC Day & the Shrine of Remembrance:

OHMS cover with 20th Anniversary of ANZAC day 2d stamp to Burrandown Qld.
OHMS cover with 20th Anniversary of ANZAC day 2d stamp to Burrandown Qld.

Postmarked Ship Mail Room Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1935
Postmarked Ship Mail Room Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1935

Royal cachet cover with 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d stamp & postmarked Mail Centre Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1965 to McKinnon Vic.
Royal cachet cover with 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d stamp & postmarked Mail Centre Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1965 to McKinnon Vic.

WCS Souvenir cover with 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d, 8d & 2/3 stamps & postmarked Mail Centre Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1965
WCS Souvenir cover with 50th Anniversary of ANZAC day 5d, 8d & 2/3 stamps & postmarked Mail Centre Melbourne cds on ANZAC day the 25th April 1965

Homemade fdc presumably made by the addressee with Family '94 Framas affixed & cancelled with Australia Remembers  VE Day fdi  pictorial postmark 20th April 1995, Remembrance of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop fdi pictorial postmark 20th April 1995 & the Shrine Of Remembrance pictorial on fdu 20th April 1995. Neither fdi postmark should have been applied to the covers as the stamps affixed were issued in the previous year.
Homemade fdc presumably made by the addressee with Family '94 Framas affixed & cancelled with Australia Remembers VE Day fdi pictorial postmark 20th April 1995, Remembrance of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop fdi pictorial postmark 20th April 1995 & the Shrine Of Remembrance pictorial on fdu 20th April 1995. Neither fdi postmark should have been applied to the covers as the stamps affixed were issued in the previous year.

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Captain Cook's Cottage - Fitzroy Gardens:

'Sterling' silk cachet fdc by Jack Koch of Adelaide with 30c Australia Day 1984 Captain Cook's Cottage stamp & cancelled with Captain Cook's Cottage Australia Day pictorial postmark on 26th January 1984 (APM #14510).
'Sterling' silk cachet fdc by Jack Koch of Adelaide with 30c Australia Day 1984 Captain Cook's Cottage stamp & cancelled with Captain Cook's Cottage Australia Day pictorial postmark on 26th January 1984 (APM #14510).

1984 Australia Day fdc signed by Prime Minister Bob Hawke & Olympic Marathon Runner Robert De Castella (1983 Australian of the Year.)
1984 Australia Day fdc signed by Prime Minister Bob Hawke & Olympic Marathon Runner Robert De Castella (1983 Australian of the Year.)

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Newspaper Advertising Covers:

The Argus, advertising cover, Melbourne slogan cancel 28th July 1932 on KGV 1d green to Mildura
The Argus, advertising cover, Melbourne slogan cancel 28th July 1932 on KGV 1d green to Mildura

The Sun News Pictorial - Daily at Dawn advertising cover postmarked Russell St (Melbourne) cds on KGVI 3d blue die I on fdi 2nd August 1937 to Melbourne
The Sun News Pictorial - Daily at Dawn advertising cover postmarked Russell St (Melbourne) cds on KGVI 3d blue die I on fdi 2nd August 1937 to Melbourne

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Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth:

The first Australian Post Office cachet for the Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth postmarked Rialto (Collins Street, Melbourne) cds on fdi 10th May 1937 to William Street, Melbourne.
The first Australian Post Office cachet for the Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth postmarked Rialto (Collins Street, Melbourne) cds on fdi 10th May 1937 to William Street, Melbourne.

& also from the 'Rialto':

Uncacheted cover with 1½d Swan postmarked with Rialto (Collins Street) Melbourne cds on fdi 28th September 1929 to Rochester Vic.
Uncacheted cover with 1½d Swan postmarked with Rialto (Collins Street) Melbourne cds on fdi 28th September 1929 to Rochester Vic.

Melbourne Airmail saves time slogan cancel on the reverse - 28th September 1929
Melbourne Airmail saves time slogan cancel on the reverse - 28th September 1929

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King George VI 3d Blue Die I, White Wattles & Die IA:

Registered OHMS fdc for KGVI 3d Blue Die I, 6d Kookaburra & 1/- Lyrebird from the Stamps Section GPO Melbourne (forerunner of the Philatelic Bureau) postmarked Registered Melbourne cds on fdi -2nd August 1937
Registered OHMS fdc for KGVI 3d Blue Die I, 6d Kookaburra & 1/- Lyrebird from the Stamps Section GPO Melbourne (forerunner of the Philatelic Bureau) postmarked Registered Melbourne cds on fdi -2nd August 1937

Orlo Smith fdc for KGVI 3d Blue Die I with Melbourne machine slogan cancel on fdi - 2nd August 1937
Orlo Smith fdc for KGVI 3d Blue Die I with Melbourne machine slogan cancel on fdi - 2nd August 1937

Prestamped KGV 2d envelope with KGVI 3d Blue Die IA 6d Kookaburra & 1/- Lyrebird postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi - 2nd August 1937 - very scarce fdc
Prestamped KGV 2d envelope with KGVI 3d Blue Die IA 6d Kookaburra & 1/- Lyrebird postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi - 2nd August 1937 - very scarce fdc

Registered Airmail Exhibition souvenir with pair of KGVI 3d Blue White Wattles & Die IA cancelled with the Airmail Exhibition pictorial postmark - 6th October 1937 (APM #410)
Registered Airmail Exhibition souvenir with pair of KGVI 3d Blue White Wattles & Die IA cancelled with the Airmail Exhibition pictorial postmark - 6th October 1937 (APM #410)

Airmail Exhibition pictorial postmark - 6th October 1937 (APM #410)
Airmail Exhibition pictorial postmark - 6th October 1937 (APM #410)

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II & Royal Visits:

Qantas Souvenir cover for the Coronation of QEII stamps postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi 2nd June 1953
Qantas Souvenir cover for the Coronation of QEII stamps postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi 2nd June 1953

L Rouvray-Cox for 1954 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia stamps postmarked Melbourne 30 cds - 2nd February 1954.
L Rouvray-Cox for 1954 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia stamps postmarked Melbourne 30 cds - 2nd February 1954.

Unbranded Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1954 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia  stamps postmarked Melbourne 30 cds - 2nd February 1954.
Unbranded Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1954 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia stamps postmarked Melbourne 30 cds - 2nd February 1954.

Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1963 Royal Visit of QEII stamps to Australia stamps postmarked Collins Street (Melbourne) cds - 18th February 1963
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 1963 Royal Visit of QEII stamps to Australia stamps postmarked Collins Street (Melbourne) cds - 18th February 1963

Australia Post Commemorative cover for 1970 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia 5c stamp postmarked with special pictorial postmark - 6th April 1970. (APM #3023)
Australia Post Commemorative cover for 1970 Royal Visit of QEII to Australia 5c stamp postmarked with special pictorial postmark - 6th April 1970. (APM #3023)

Australia Post Commonwealth Games 50c  stamp cover overprinted for Royal Visit to Commonwealth Games  Village postmarked GPO Melbourne V1 cds (APM #37735) - 16th March 2006.<br />V1, V2 or V3 on the postmark signified these were at the Games Village in Parkville
Australia Post Commonwealth Games 50c stamp cover overprinted for Royal Visit to Commonwealth Games Village postmarked GPO Melbourne V1 cds (APM #37735) - 16th March 2006.
V1, V2 or V3 on the postmark signified these were at the Games Village in Parkville

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Moomba - Let's Get Together & Have Fun:

Come to the Melbourne Moomba Festival 26th Feb to 8th Mar on piece - 24th February 1965
Come to the Melbourne Moomba Festival 26th Feb to 8th Mar on piece - 24th February 1965

Melbourne Moomba Festival 1969 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #2690) - 1st March 1969
Melbourne Moomba Festival 1969 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #2690) - 1st March 1969

Australia Post Office Shield cover with Moomba 1970 pictorial postmark (APM #2955) - 27th March 1970
Australia Post Office Shield cover with Moomba 1970 pictorial postmark (APM #2955) - 27th March 1970

Melbourne Moomba Festival 1972 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #4605) - 11th March 1972
Melbourne Moomba Festival 1972 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #4605) - 11th March 1972

75 years of Surf Life Saving pse  with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #9875) - 27th, 28th &amp; 29th February 1981. <br />Not a bad effort as 1981 was NOT a leap year
75 years of Surf Life Saving pse with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #9875) - 27th, 28th & 29th February 1981.
Not a bad effort as 1981 was NOT a leap year

Melbourne Moomba Festival 1986 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #16895) - 28th February 1986
Melbourne Moomba Festival 1986 Souvenir cover with Moomba pictorial postmark (APM #16895) - 28th February 1986

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Coat Of Arms 1950:

Miller Bros of Carlton cachet fdc for the 5/- Arms stamp postmarked Public Offices (Melbourne) cds to East St.Kilda on fdi - 11th April 1949
Miller Bros of Carlton cachet fdc for the 5/- Arms stamp postmarked Public Offices (Melbourne) cds to East St.Kilda on fdi - 11th April 1949

Registered (irregularly posted) uncacheted fdc for the 5/- Arms stamp postmarked Melbourne Vic cds to Williamstown on fdi - 11th April 1949.<br />It would appear this was not handed over the counter in the post office but put in street box with red registration lines on cover.
Registered (irregularly posted) uncacheted fdc for the 5/- Arms stamp postmarked Melbourne Vic cds to Williamstown on fdi - 11th April 1949.
It would appear this was not handed over the counter in the post office but put in street box with red registration lines on cover.

Registered uncacheted fdc for the £2  Arms stamp postmarked Registered Elizabeth St. Melbourne Vic cds to Williamstown on fdi - 16th January 1950
Registered uncacheted fdc for the £2 Arms stamp postmarked Registered Elizabeth St. Melbourne Vic cds to Williamstown on fdi - 16th January 1950

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Melbourne Olympics 1956:

Johnson &amp; Philips advertising window face cover with Melbourne 3d paid machine slogan in red for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games - 25th May 1955
Johnson & Philips advertising window face cover with Melbourne 3d paid machine slogan in red for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games - 25th May 1955
Olympic Games 1956, 22nd November to 8th December Melbourne
Olympic Games 1956, 22nd November to 8th December Melbourne

Uncacheted cover to Main Ridge Vic with Melbourne Olympics slogan for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games on 3d green QEII stamp  - 26th June 1956
Uncacheted cover to Main Ridge Vic with Melbourne Olympics slogan for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games on 3d green QEII stamp - 26th June 1956

University of Melbourne advertising cover to Kew Vic with Melbourne Olympics slogan for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games on 4d Olympics stamp - 21st November 1956
University of Melbourne advertising cover to Kew Vic with Melbourne Olympics slogan for 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games on 4d Olympics stamp - 21st November 1956

Official Souvenir Cover for Melbourne Olympics Games stamps, signed by John Landy, postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi - 31st October 1956.
Official Souvenir Cover for Melbourne Olympics Games stamps, signed by John Landy, postmarked GPO Melbourne cds on fdi - 31st October 1956.

1956 Olympics 1/- stamp showing Collins Street Melbourne
1956 Olympics 1/- stamp showing Collins Street Melbourne

1956 Olympics 2/- stamp showing the Yarra River &amp; the City of Melbourne
1956 Olympics 2/- stamp showing the Yarra River & the City of Melbourne
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Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006:

Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 1 50c gummed stamp postmarked with Flinders Street Station pictorial fdi cancel (APM #37713) - 12th January 2006
Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 1 50c gummed stamp postmarked with Flinders Street Station pictorial fdi cancel (APM #37713) - 12th January 2006

Wesley Cover Service fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 1 50c self-adhesive stamp postmarked with Flinders Street Station pictorial fdi cancel (APM # 37713) - 12th January 2006
Wesley Cover Service fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 1 50c self-adhesive stamp postmarked with Flinders Street Station pictorial fdi cancel (APM # 37713) - 12th January 2006

Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 2 50c, $1.25 &amp; $1.85 gummed stamps postmarked with XVIII Commonwealth Games 2006 fdi postmark (APM #37741) - 1st March 2006
Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 2 50c, $1.25 & $1.85 gummed stamps postmarked with XVIII Commonwealth Games 2006 fdi postmark (APM #37741) - 1st March 2006

Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 2 Miniature Sheet postmarked with XVIII Commonwealth Games 2006 fdi postmark (APM #37741) - 1st March 2006
Australia Post fdc for 2006 Commonwealth Games part 2 Miniature Sheet postmarked with XVIII Commonwealth Games 2006 fdi postmark (APM #37741) - 1st March 2006

Wesley Cover Service fdc 2006 personalised stamp booklet pane, featuring Melbourne Stamp Dealer Max Stern postmarked with MCG pictorial postmark on the first day of the Games - 15th March 2006
Wesley Cover Service fdc 2006 personalised stamp booklet pane, featuring Melbourne Stamp Dealer Max Stern postmarked with MCG pictorial postmark on the first day of the Games - 15th March 2006

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Test & Sheffield Cricket & Victor Trumper:

Australia Post Centenary of Test Cricket stamp fdc postmarked with Melbourne Philatelic Bureau 'Arrow' fdi - 9th March 1977
Australia Post Centenary of Test Cricket stamp fdc postmarked with Melbourne Philatelic Bureau 'Arrow' fdi - 9th March 1977

Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 35c Victor Trumper stamp postmarked GPO Melbourne fdi - 18th February 1981.
Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 35c Victor Trumper stamp postmarked GPO Melbourne fdi - 18th February 1981.

Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 35c Victor Trumper stamp postmarked unframed Melbourne fdi - 18th February 1981.
Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 35c Victor Trumper stamp postmarked unframed Melbourne fdi - 18th February 1981.

Australia Post Centenary of Sheffield Shield Cricket fdc cancelled with the Victorian Cricket Association pictorial postmark (APM #24950) &amp; Sheffield Shield cachet on fdi - 15th October 1992.
Australia Post Centenary of Sheffield Shield Cricket fdc cancelled with the Victorian Cricket Association pictorial postmark (APM #24950) & Sheffield Shield cachet on fdi - 15th October 1992.
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Melbourne Cup:

Australia Post Hermes fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to Benalla - 12th October 1960
Australia Post Hermes fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to Benalla - 12th October 1960

Wesley Cover Service fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark  to East Brighton- 12th October 1960
Wesley Cover Service fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to East Brighton- 12th October 1960

Roayl fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to Greensborough - 12th October 1960
Roayl fdc for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to Greensborough - 12th October 1960

Greetings from Melbourne souvenir for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark  to Gardenvale - 12th October 1960
Greetings from Melbourne souvenir for Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp cancelled with GPO Melbourne fdi postmark to Gardenvale - 12th October 1960

ANZ Bank advertising cover with Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Melbourne machine slogan cancel on 2nd day of issue - 13th October 1960
ANZ Bank advertising cover with Centenary of Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Melbourne machine slogan cancel on 2nd day of issue - 13th October 1960

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc, overprinted with description of each horse,postmarked Melbourne fdi cancel - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc, overprinted with description of each horse,postmarked Melbourne fdi cancel - 18th October 1978

Fleetwood cachet fdc for jockey Darby Munro 22c stamp postmarked with Melbourne Philatelic Bureau 'Arrow' fdi - 18th February 1981.
Fleetwood cachet fdc for jockey Darby Munro 22c stamp postmarked with Melbourne Philatelic Bureau 'Arrow' fdi - 18th February 1981.

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AFL Football & the Melbourne Football Club:

Sterling Silk cachet souvenir cover, by Jack Koch of Adelaide, for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football cancelled with Melbourne pictorial postmark for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football (APM #13630) - 10th July 1983.
Sterling Silk cachet souvenir cover, by Jack Koch of Adelaide, for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football cancelled with Melbourne pictorial postmark for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football (APM #13630) - 10th July 1983.

Australia Post Galahsouvenir cover,  cancelled with Melbourne pictorial postmark for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football (APM #13630) - 10th July 1983.
Australia Post Galahsouvenir cover, cancelled with Melbourne pictorial postmark for the 125th Anniversary of Australian Rules football (APM #13630) - 10th July 1983.

Australia Post Souvenir cover for the 1992 Grand Final, with 'Congratulations Eagles' added rubber cachet cancelled with Melbourne GPO pictorial postmark (APM #21900) on 26th September 1992
Australia Post Souvenir cover for the 1992 Grand Final, with 'Congratulations Eagles' added rubber cachet cancelled with Melbourne GPO pictorial postmark (APM #21900) on 26th September 1992

Centenary of the VFL fdc cancelled on fdi with Melbourne Demons pictorial postmark (APM #29081) on it's fdu - 23rd April 1996 &amp; signed by champion Melbourne footballer &amp; captain Robert Flower.
Centenary of the VFL fdc cancelled on fdi with Melbourne Demons pictorial postmark (APM #29081) on it's fdu - 23rd April 1996 & signed by champion Melbourne footballer & captain Robert Flower.

Unknown cachet for redesigned Melbourne Demons pictorial postmark (APM #40560) on it's fdu - 17th September 2008
Unknown cachet for redesigned Melbourne Demons pictorial postmark (APM #40560) on it's fdu - 17th September 2008

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Tennis & the Australian Open:

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Last but not least the Philatelic Exhibitions in Melbourne:


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Today the Philatelic Bus stops off at:

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Richmond, 3 km east of central Melbourne, has been a residential, industrial and residential, and latterly a more residential, suburb. Until 1994 Richmond was also a municipality. Its western boundary, Punt Road, adjoined Melbourne city and its eastern boundary was the Yarra River, across from leafy Hawthorn. The river curved around to form Richmond's southern boundary, opposite South Yarra and Toorak. The northern boundary, Victoria Parade, adjoins Collingwood. Richmond was named after Richmond Hill, London. Like its London counterpart it has Kew close by. The suburb of Richmond is part of the former municipality, less Cremorne in the south and Burnley in the east.

Three of the 82 designated major activity centres identified in the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy are located in Richmond—the commercial strips of Victoria Street, Bridge Road and Swan Street.

Map of Richmond showing Victoria Street at the top, Bridge Road in the middle &amp; Swan Street at the bottom, Hoddle Street /Punt Road on the left &amp; the Yarra River on the right
Map of Richmond showing Victoria Street at the top, Bridge Road in the middle & Swan Street at the bottom, Hoddle Street /Punt Road on the left & the Yarra River on the right

The diverse suburb has been the subject of gentrification since the early 1990s and now contains an eclectic mix of expensively converted warehouse residences, public housing high-rise flats and terrace houses from the Victorian-era. The residential segment of the suburb exists among a lively retail sector. Richmond was home to the Nine Network studios, under the callsign of GTV-9, until the studios moved to Docklands in 2011. Dimmeys is long associated with Richmond, although it is located in the neighbouring suburb of Cremorne. The suburb is well known for its popular factory outlets along Bridge Road, remaining an attraction to the area.

Richmond has a prominent hill on its western boundary, known as Richmond Hill but also as Dockers Hill. It is surmounted by four church spires. The land falls away to the river in the east, to the Collingwood flat in the north and to the flat land of Burnley in the south.

Survey
Richmond was subdivided into allotments of about 12 hectares by the government surveyor, Robert Hoddle, in 1839. Most were purchased speculatively. Richmond Hill was occupied by Farquhar McCrae (surgeon, suburban speculator) and Joseph Docker. McCrae subdivided his land into smaller allotments in a couple of years, but Docker's land, from Punt Road to Church Street, backing up to Richmond Terrace, was not all sold until the 1860s. He donated the land on which St Stephens Anglican (1850) church was built.

Yarraberg
The main easterly thoroughfare through Richmond was Bridge Road, which crossed the Yarra River to Hawthorn by a punt (1843), and later a bridge. A settlement named Yarraberg was formed, north of Bridge Road and east of Burnley Street, in 1853. It is one of Melbourne's oldest industrial areas, although at the beginning it was a mixture of villas, tanneries and brickworks. David Mitchell, father of Nellie Melba, began a brickworks there in 1852.

By the mid-1850s Bridge Road had an established retail and service strip between Punt Road and Church Street. Swan Street was slightly less developed, but the Whitehorse Hotel's outer structure (1849-55) still stands at 250-252 Swan Street.

Cremorne
In 1856 the entrepreneur George Coppin purchased the area known as Cremorne, including Cremorne Gardens. When the railway entered Richmond two branches diverged from Richmond station on the west side: one went eastwards through Burnley to Hawthorn and the other through Cremorne to South Yarra. Cremorne later became industrialised, the premier landmark being the Rosella jam and sauce factory. Cremorne became a suburb in 1998 and has its own entry.

Schools
Three church primary schools were opened early in the 1850s: St James Catholic school (1850) in Abinger Street, off Church Street; St Stephens Anglican school (1851); and the Wesleyan school (1853), still standing at the rear of the Wesleyan church of the same year at 300 Church Street. Anglican and Presbyterian schools were opened at Cremorne in 1857 and 1862, and a National School in Lennox Street in 1858.

Suburb
Some notable citizens built in Richmond. Robert Hoddle's ‘Millewa’ and speculator William Highett's ‘Yalcowinna’ were incorporated in the Bethesda and Epworth Hospitals in Erin Street. George Coppin moved to Richmond Hill, next to James Henty (son of Portland pioneer, Thomas Henty), who built ‘Richmond Hill’. Both properties fell to the Pelaco shirt factory.

By 1865, when Richmond's population was about 11,000 persons, it had bridges across the Yarra to Hawthorn and Prahran (at Church Street), and a private lunatic asylum on the former Cremorne Gardens. There were four tanneries, several quarries (Burnley), wool washing establishment and 40 hotels. The town hall had been built, Richmond having been made a municipality on 24 April 1855. The Australian handbook, 1875, described Richmond:

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During the 1870s and 1880s Richmond underwent industrialisation and residential intensification, mainly in the form of workers’ cottages. In the 1860s it was estimated that there were 4000 Catholics in Richmond, and the completion of the St Ignatius church in 1883 gave Richmond its most prominent landmark. It also proclaimed the importance of Irish Catholic influence in Richmond's municipal politics and parliamentary contests for the next 80 years. The Richmond borough was proclaimed a town in 1872 and a city in 1882.

Tram services were opened in Bridge Road and Victoria Street in 1885 and 1886. State primary schools were opened, four between 1874 and 1878, and two more (Richmond North and Burnley) in the next decade.

By the turn of the century Richmond gentility had retreated. The ill drained southern area near the Yarra River was a haven for slum landlords' pokey dwellings. The reality of impoverished householders contrasted with the standard descriptions of Richmond such as the one in the Australian handbook in 1903:

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Industry
An exception to the picture of industrial servitude was the Bryant and May match factory (1909) in Church Street. By 1928 the factory provided its employees with dining and recreation rooms, tennis and basketball courts, gardens and a bowling green. Along with other large factories such as Bosisto's eucalyptus and Hardings crumpets, Bryant and May also gave slap-up Christmas parties.

Bryant and May’s red brick factory was matched by the Vickers Ruwolt engineering works (1914) in Victoria Street next to the Yarra River and by Jaques Limited in Highett Street. Both were in manufacturing. There was also the Wertheim Piano factory and Pelaco. The Vickers Ruwolt site was redeveloped for the Victoria Gardens shopping centre (including a massive Ikea showroom) and mixed commercial/residential uses. The Jaques factory was turned into apartments. On a smaller scale George Finsham’s organ factory in Stawell Street closed in 2006, but some of his instruments are heritage listed. Two are in Burnley Street, at the Anglican and Congregational churches.

Smaller factories, however, were usually not so generous. Another landmark was the Wertheim piano factory in Bendigo Street, subsequently the Heinz tinned foods factory (1935) and the GTV9 television studio (1955).

Richmond's premier retailing landmark is Dimmey's store in Swan Street. Built in 1907, the clock tower and the copper ball on top (1908-16) are widely recognised. Despite business failure in the early 1990s through a costly merger with Forges of Footscray, the Dimmey's name was retained in the refloated drapery business. In 2012 the site underwent transformation as the Richmond Icon Apartments around the historic Dimmey’s clock tower and Swan Street facade as a mixed use development of apartments, heritage lofts and retail.

Commercial and government
Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre is a large modern complex built in 2001 to service the inner eastern suburbs. The Loyal Studley Hotel was built in 1891 and is now used as a homewares shop. Richmond Power Station was built in 1891. The Burnley Theatre is now a commercial homewares shop, but contains some elements of the original interiors, including the foyer and stage. 450 Swan Street, completed in 1995, combines an old bank and modern building in outstanding example of deconstructivist architecture, by Ashton Raggart McDougall. Richmond Town Hall is a landmark building currently operated by the City of Yarra, which was built in the 1880s and redecorated during the interwar years. Hotels include The Mountain View Hotel, Corner Hotel, Great Britain Hotel, The Rising Sun and The Swan (1890) and many others known for their live music.

Like its neighbour, Collingwood, Richmond Football Club has fiercely loyal supporters. The ‘eat 'em alive’ club known as the tigers had won ten premierships by 1997. It joined the Victorian Football League in 1908.

Housing
The slum abolition movement completed its first project in 1941 when it built on the land which had been leased to John Wren for the Richmond Racecourse (1907). Consisting mainly of clinker brick duplexes the estate is between Bridge Road and the GTV9 building, and its street names commemorated Richmond councillors. A high-rise public housing project in north-west Richmond, between Church and Lennox Streets, was completed during the 1960s. It later became part of the housing area occupied by immigrants from South East Asia, which signalled the transformation of the Victoria Street shopping strip to a predominantly Vietnamese business area.

There were large intakes of southern European migrants in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1971 census the leading groups were Greek born (19% of the municipality’s population), Italian born (5.3%) and Yugoslav (4.8%). In the 1986 census residents born in south-east Asia were 15.7% of the population

Town Hall precinct
The Richmond Town Hall and surrounding areas have contained significant elements of social history and material culture. Until the 1980s the Town Hall area had the police station, a post office, Richmond baths and oval, a technical school (1926), a girls' high school (1926) and a primary school (1875). The Town Hall was the scene of intense contests between the Labor and Democratic Labour parties, the scene of Labor dominated municipal politics and it was the venue for meetings of trade unions. Family dynasties ruled the council and monopolised council seats, got friends and relatives council jobs, and were finally defeated by an enquiry into election rigging (1981). Reform minded candidates contested municipal elections after the Council had a spell under a State appointed commissioner. Physically the area changed with the closure of the three schools near the town hall, but a nearby open air Saturday morning street market continued, providing cheap fruit and vegetables for the locals.

Schools
Richmond High school was opened in 1920 in a silvan site beside the Yarra River, looking across to Hawthorn's historic St James precinct. The girls' high school near the Town Hall was transferred to the high school, amidst much acrimony, and renamed the Melbourne Girls' College. In 1982 Richmond had six State primary schools plus one in Yarra Park, next to its border. Ten years later there were three. One of the primary school sites, along with the second technical school, had been converted to a Technical and Further Education College.

There are three Catholic schools. The Vaucluse Convent secondary school for girls became a year 9 campus for St Kevins College, Toorak. The primary school (1935) is in Burnley Street.

Richmond was described in the 1946 Australian blue book:

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Gentrification
Between 1961 and 1991 the population of the Richmond municipality declined by about 11,000 persons to just under 23,000. Previously crowded family cottages were purchased by couples and a degree of gentrification entered Richmond. The change was reflected in house prices and the revitalisation of shopping strips, particularly Bridge Road. Clothes conscious young residents and bargain conscious shoppers made Bridge Road the factory seconds shopping capital of Australia. Bridge Road then became a fashion shops strip. Eateries also traded well. Victoria Street scarcely had a non-Vietnamese shop sign, and attracted locals for food stuffs and others wanting a well priced Vietnamese meal. Jesuit Publications, not out of place in Victoria Street in a Catholic Vietnamese community, began publishing an influential monthly in 1991, named after its back lane, Eureka Street.

Between 1986 and 1996 the median house price in Richmond went from 93% of the median for metropolitan Melbourne to 136%. This remarkable change, however, contrasted with the fact that 60% of Richmond's children were in families on a welfare benefit or classed as working poor.

Richmond's public open space is mostly in its southern and eastern areas. Its football club headquarters and training facilities are in Yarra Park (in neighbouring East Melbourne) at the refurbished (2011) Punt Road Oval where a Richmond museum (2013) opened in the Jack Dyer Stand. Its home ground is the Melbourne Cricket Ground and. The eastern area parklands are described under Burnley.

Richmond municipality's census populations were:

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On 22 June 1994, Richmond city was united with Collingwood and Fitzroy cities to form Yarra city.

Richmond’s suburb’s census populations have been:

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At the 2011 census, Vietnamese speaking residents were 6.6% of the population who expressed a language choice in the census. Greek speaking residents were 5.0%, a reflection of immigrant settlement in the 1950s to 1960s.

Sport
Richmond is home to the Richmond Football Club, an Australian rules football club, which is a member of the Australian Football League. The club has a cult following not only in Richmond, but throughout the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Richmond are arguably the biggest club in the AFL, with over 100,000 members in 2018 and have won 12 premierships, the latest being 2019. Richmond won twice in the last three years.

The Tigers play the majority of their home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which is just outside the suburb's border, and regularly attract crowds in excess of 50,000; however, can draw as large as 90,000 against fierce rivals. The team trains and runs their administration from their spiritual home ground, Punt Road Oval (adjacent to the MCG). Although the club have not played home games at the Punt Road Oval since the end of the 1964 season, the Richmond Football Club have rebuilt a new social club and training facility at the Punt Road Oval. The club have played their home games at the neighbouring Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) since 1965.

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Images of Richmond:

A tram on Bridge Road, Richmond.
A tram on Bridge Road, Richmond.

Bridge Road Richmond looking east away from the City of Melbourne
Bridge Road Richmond looking east away from the City of Melbourne

Bridge Road Richmond looking towards the City of Melbourne
Bridge Road Richmond looking towards the City of Melbourne

Entrance to Victoria Street Richmond looking east.
Entrance to Victoria Street Richmond looking east.

The 'Little Vietnam' Welcome to Victoria Street sign
The 'Little Vietnam' Welcome to Victoria Street sign

The Dimmeys Store on Swan Street Richmond
The Dimmeys Store on Swan Street Richmond

The Railway Bridge over Swan Street
The Railway Bridge over Swan Street

THe Richmond Railway Station
THe Richmond Railway Station

The Punt Road Oval, Richmond from the air
The Punt Road Oval, Richmond from the air

The Punt Road oval grandstand
The Punt Road oval grandstand

St.Ignatius Church, Church Street Richmond
St.Ignatius Church, Church Street Richmond
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Before I continue to the post offices I would like to reflect for a moment of my working experiences in Bridge Road Richmond in the mid to late 1980s.

The firm of accountants, where I worked, were at the eastern end of Bridge Road. The trams, buses & cars were constant. Richmond High School was around the corner & the noise of the students leaving each afternoon was diabolical to say the least.

However I think Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson described it perfectly 100 years before:

A. B. (Banjo) Paterson 5c booklet pane stamp
A. B. (Banjo) Paterson 5c booklet pane stamp

And I quote:

"I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all.

And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the buses making hurry down the street,
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting,
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.

And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
Like to take a turn at droving where the seasons come and go,
While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal —
But I doubt he'd suit the office, Clancy, of 'The Overflow'."

Clancy of the Overflow 70c stamp
Clancy of the Overflow 70c stamp

True, oh how so true, I had a poster of this poem on my office wall. :)
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The images of the Richmond Post Offices:

Richmond Town Hall &amp; Post Office Circa 1900?
Richmond Town Hall & Post Office Circa 1900?

Richmond Post Shop Bridge Road
Richmond Post Shop Bridge Road

Richmond North LPO Victoria Street
Richmond North LPO Victoria Street

The Old Richmond South Post Office Swan Street
The Old Richmond South Post Office Swan Street

Richmond South Post Office Lennox St now closed
Richmond South Post Office Lennox St now closed

Richmond East LPO Church Street
Richmond East LPO Church Street
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Philately of Richmond:

Uncacheted fdc for 2d ANZAC stamp cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 18th March 1935 to Regent
Uncacheted fdc for 2d ANZAC stamp cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 18th March 1935 to Regent

Uncaheted fdc for 2d Centenary of South Australia stamp cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 3rd August 1936 to Regent
Uncaheted fdc for 2d Centenary of South Australia stamp cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 3rd August 1936 to Regent

Richmond Technical School advertising cover for  KGVI 3d Blue Die I, Kookaburra  6d &amp; 1/- Lyrebird on fdi cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 2nd August 1937 to Regent
Richmond Technical School advertising cover for KGVI 3d Blue Die I, Kookaburra 6d & 1/- Lyrebird on fdi cancelled Richmond cds on fdi 2nd August 1937 to Regent

It wasn't till now that I realised these three covers were to the same addressee. Mr Spence may have been a teacher at Richmond Technical School & it would have been a 20 minute train ride on the 'red rattler' from Regent, a suburb between Reservoir & Preston, on the Epping train line, to West Richmond Station & a short walk down Highett St to Church St.
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Haslem cachet fdc for 2½d KGVI red stamp cancelled Richmond 3 cds on fdi 12th April 1950 to Bridge Road, Richmond.
Haslem cachet fdc for 2½d KGVI red stamp cancelled Richmond 3 cds on fdi 12th April 1950 to Bridge Road, Richmond.

Wide World cachet fdc for 1½d Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) green stamp cancelled Richmond 4 cds on fdi 19th June 1950.
Wide World cachet fdc for 1½d Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) green stamp cancelled Richmond 4 cds on fdi 19th June 1950.

Wide World cachet fdc for 8½d Aborigine stamp cancelled Richmond 2 cds on fdi 14th August 1950.
Wide World cachet fdc for 8½d Aborigine stamp cancelled Richmond 2 cds on fdi 14th August 1950.

Wide World cachet fdc for 2½d KGVI brown stamp cancelled Richmond 3 cds on fdi 23rd May 1951.
Wide World cachet fdc for 2½d KGVI brown stamp cancelled Richmond 3 cds on fdi 23rd May 1951.

Haslem cachet fdc for 1/-½ KGVI stamp cancelled Richmond 3 cds on fdi 19th March 1952
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Richmond East:

Rosella advertising cover used for Centenary of First Stamps of NSW &amp; Victoria 2½d setenant pair cancelled on fdi with Richmond East cds 27th September 1950
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Brad, you have a wealth of information and images from the Melbourne area. I spent 8 years in Traralgon as a G.P. and was a great fan of South Melbourne as Traralgon was their feeder area. My youngest daughter was born at 32 weeks at Jessie McPherson Hospital at the old Queen Vic. and as my wife went into prem labour at 18 weeks, every weekend the family visited, staying in St Kilda,(Prince of Wales Hotel), a well known Gay haunt, visiting Luna Park and the Acland St pastry shops before heading down the highway with a box of goodies. I even took my elderly father-in-law, one weekend. To say he was shocked with the clientele and ambience was an understaemant.

Fond memories. Went to see Melbourne play Geelong at MCG in 1978, sitting in the members box, as one of the partners was a member. He took us to the 2nd day of the Centenary test!
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Richmond North:

L E Phillips cachet fdc for Ferdinand Von Mueller 2½d stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 1st May 1951 the fdi to Bermuda
L E Phillips cachet fdc for Ferdinand Von Mueller 2½d stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 1st May 1951 the fdi to Bermuda

Registered Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 4½ red &amp; 6½d brown stamps with QM 1½d green stamp added to make up registration rate of 1/0½ cancelled Richmond North cds on 20th February 1952 the fdi of the KGVI stamps to Abbotsford.
Registered Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 4½ red & 6½d brown stamps with QM 1½d green stamp added to make up registration rate of 1/0½ cancelled Richmond North cds on 20th February 1952 the fdi of the KGVI stamps to Abbotsford.

Registered Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 2½d blue x 3 &amp; 6½d brown stamps to make up registration rate of 1/1 cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi to Abbotsford.
Registered Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 2½d blue x 3 & 6½d brown stamps to make up registration rate of 1/1 cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi to Abbotsford.

Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 2½d blue stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi to Abbotsford.
Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 2½d blue stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi to Abbotsford.

Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 6½d orange stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi
Haslem cachet fdc KGVI 6½d orange stamp cancelled Richmond North cds on 23rd June 1954 the fdi

Interesting addressee of the Gould League of Bird Lovers at the Abbotsford State School in Lithgow Street, a short trip from the Richmond North Post Office. Who can remember joining the Gould League of Bird Lovers?

EXcelsior cachet fdc for Prime Minister Alfred Deakin 5c stamp cancelled Richmond North cds 0n fdi - 22nd October 1969 to Richmond  North.
EXcelsior cachet fdc for Prime Minister Alfred Deakin 5c stamp cancelled Richmond North cds 0n fdi - 22nd October 1969 to Richmond North.

Like the other Richmond North fdcs shown here this fdc did not have to travel far to it's destination. I see today that this address is a lolly shop of some description. :D
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Richmond South:

Registered Australian Post Office fdc for Coronation of KGVI &amp; QE with KGV 2d red added to make up rate for a registered item, postmarked Richmond South cds on fdi - 10th May 1937 to Upper Hawthorn.
Registered Australian Post Office fdc for Coronation of KGVI & QE with KGV 2d red added to make up rate for a registered item, postmarked Richmond South cds on fdi - 10th May 1937 to Upper Hawthorn.

City of Keilor advertising cover used for 25c Christmas stamp postmarked with Richmond South fdi cancel on 3rd October 1978
City of Keilor advertising cover used for 25c Christmas stamp postmarked with Richmond South fdi cancel on 3rd October 1978

Australia Post fdc for Ferries &amp; Murray River Steamers stamps postmarked with Richmond South fdi cancel on 14th February 1979.
Australia Post fdc for Ferries & Murray River Steamers stamps postmarked with Richmond South fdi cancel on 14th February 1979.

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Horse racing in Richmond:

A previously mentioned John Wren owned the Richmond Racecourse from 1907 to 1941. It was situated between Bridge Road & Swan Street & Westbank Terrace, Bendigo & Stawell Streets.

WCS fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Richmond cds on fdi 12th October 1960
WCS fdc for 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked Richmond cds on fdi 12th October 1960

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Richmond fdi 18th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Richmond fdi 18th October 1978.

Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Richmond fdi 18th February 1981
Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Richmond fdi 18th February 1981

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AFL Football in Richmond:

Centenary of the VFL fdc with Richmond 45c stamp cancelled on fdi Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark (APM #29074) fdu 23rd April 1996 signed by Kevin Bartlett.<br />He played for Richmond from 1965 to 1983 for 403 games, 778 goals, 5 premierships &amp; 5 best &amp; fairests. <br />He coached Richmond from 1988 to 1993 in 88 games.
Centenary of the VFL fdc with Richmond 45c stamp cancelled on fdi Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark (APM #29074) fdu 23rd April 1996 signed by Kevin Bartlett.
He played for Richmond from 1965 to 1983 for 403 games, 778 goals, 5 premierships & 5 best & fairests.
He coached Richmond from 1988 to 1993 in 88 games.

Western Australian Newspaper Mick Malthouse postcard with Richmond 45c stamp cancelled on fdi Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark fdu 23rd April 1996.<br />He played for St.Kilda &amp; Richmond from 1972 to 1983 for 174 games, 15 goals &amp; one premiership with Richmond. <br />He coached Footscray, West Coast Eagles, Collingwood, &amp; Carlton from 1984 to 2015 in 718 games winning 3 premierships, 2 with West Coast Eagles &amp; one with Collingwood.
Western Australian Newspaper Mick Malthouse postcard with Richmond 45c stamp cancelled on fdi Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark fdu 23rd April 1996.
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He coached Footscray, West Coast Eagles, Collingwood, & Carlton from 1984 to 2015 in 718 games winning 3 premierships, 2 with West Coast Eagles & one with Collingwood.

Western Australian Newspaper Mick Malthouse postcard with facsimile signature.
Western Australian Newspaper Mick Malthouse postcard with facsimile signature.

Souvenir Beta cover for Richmond premiership Tom Hafey postmarked Richmond Advance 10th May 2001 &amp; signed by Tom Hafey.<br />He played for Richmond from 1953 to 1958 for 67 games &amp; 10 goals. <br />He coached Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong &amp; Sydney from 1966 to 1988 in 522 games winning 4 premierships all with Richmond.
Souvenir Beta cover for Richmond premiership Tom Hafey postmarked Richmond Advance 10th May 2001 & signed by Tom Hafey.
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He coached Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong & Sydney from 1966 to 1988 in 522 games winning 4 premierships all with Richmond.

Redesigned ferocious Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark (APM #40590) fdu 17th September 2008.
Redesigned ferocious Richmond Tigers pictorial postmark (APM #40590) fdu 17th September 2008.

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Thanks for your comments Waffle. :)
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My last day driving the Philatelic Bus, tomorrow, I hand back to Mr Puffin, who is well rested. Today we stop in:

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Glen Iris is a residential suburb 10 km south-east of central Melbourne. To its north is Camberwell and to its west is Malvern, and Glen Iris was in each of those two former municipalities. Its situation remained the same with the creation of the amalgamated municipalities of Boroondara and Stonnington.

Captain Thomas Henderson, of the Royal Navy, arrived in Melbourne on a ship called Iris in 1850. He acquired a property bounded by Gardiners Creek, High Street and a line extending Summerhill Road to Gardiners Creek. The property was advertised for sale as Glen Iris, in 1852. Robert Kent, a subsequent owner of the Glen Iris homestead, suggested a Mechanics' Institute be established, but it was never completed. A Wesleyan church was established in 1865 and in 1871 land was granted for an adjacent school (now Glen Iris Primary School). By the 1880s reference was made to the Township of Glen Iris. Glen Iris Post Office opened on 28 August 1890. A Glen Iris Upper Post Office was open from 1947 until 1994

Glen Iris lies either side of Gardiners Creek. Its name comes from that of a residence built by a solicitor J.C. Turner. He had acquired his land from a settler who had travelled to Victoria on the ship named the Iris.

Glen Iris includes the small locality of Gardiner which, with the creek of the same name, was named after John Gardiner who overlanded stock to Port Phillip from New South Wales in 1836. Gardiner pastured his stock near where Gardiners Creek joins the Yarra River.

Unlike Camberwell, Hartwell and Box Hill which were situated on roads or had inns for travelers, Glen Iris was a place of farms overlooking the Gardiners Creek Valley. The population growth was sufficient, though, for a Methodist church to be built in 1865 and a school in 1872. Both were in Glen Iris Road and continued into the twenty-first century. A general store was opened nearby in 1882, where a small local shopping centre continues to function.

Glen Iris was described in the 1903 Australian handbook:

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In 1890 a railway line was opened from Burnley to Oakleigh running via the Glen Iris Valley (as the Gardiners Creek Valley was called). The line in fact joined the Outer Circle line a little east of Glen Iris, and it was truncated when the Outer Circle line was partly closed in 1895. The line had three stations in the Glen Iris district – Tooronga, Gardiner and Glen Iris. Residential change came first in the Malvern part of Glen Iris, which by 1917 had three tramlines – Malvern Road, turning north into Burke Road, Wattletree Road, terminating at Burke Road and High Street terminating at Glen Iris Railway station. The proximity of the train and trams made the area suitable for schools, Sacre Coeur (1888) and Korowa (1890) Girls' Schools and a campus of Caulfield Grammar.

On the eastern side of Gardiners Creek no tram serviced Glen Iris. Residents were between the Glen Iris railway line on one boundary and the Ashburton railway line on the other. Glen Iris is an area dominated by middle-class housing on generous allotments. There is no notable shopping centre, the only two small ones being at the railway stations on the western side of Gardiners Creek. Glen Iris' primary schools are Camberwell South (1925) and two Catholic (1930, 1932).

Two train stations on the Glen Waverley railway line, Gardiner and Glen Iris, are within the suburb. Passing through the eastern part of Glen Iris is the Alamein line, with Burwood Station also within the boundaries of the suburb (Glen Iris did not originally cover this far east, and this station and its surrounds were originally in the suburb of Burwood). Residents are also served by the numbers 5, 6, 72 and 75 tram routes

When the South Eastern Freeway was opened in 1970 it ended at Glen Iris, entering roads which meandered into the suburbs. Extension of the Freeway was projected along the Gardiners Creek Valley, the initial plan involving the taking of over 300 homes and adversely affecting another 570. Residents of Glen Iris opposed the Freeway, the loss of houses and the loss of a rather degraded creek. The debate went on for 15 years resulting in a scaled down program of land acquisition, the renaming of the Freeway as arterial, and a revegetated linear parkland along the creek, below an elevated roadway that now emits a constant traffic noise. There are several reserves and ovals adjoining the creek, which has caused serious floods at intervals of as little as ten years. A tributary of Gardiners Creek, Back Creek, also has a linear park.

The Harold Holt swimming centre (1969) in High Street is heritage listed.

The median house price in Glen Iris was about 80% higher than the median for metropolitan Melbourne between 1987 and 1996. In 2012 it was 140% higher.

In 2000 Glen Iris was enlarged eastwards to Warrigal Road taking part of Burwood. In 2014 the state government announced plans to remove the Glen Iris level crossing by 2017.

Its census populations have been:

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Images of Glen Iris:

Aerial view to the city from Glen Iris Upper
Aerial view to the city from Glen Iris Upper

Glen Iris in the 1920s near Malvern Road
Glen Iris in the 1920s near Malvern Road

Aerial view of Glen Iris Upper
Aerial view of Glen Iris Upper

Glen Iris Primary School
Glen Iris Primary School

High Street &amp; Malvern Roads Glen Iris 1920s looking towards Glen Iris Upper
High Street & Malvern Roads Glen Iris 1920s looking towards Glen Iris Upper

High Street Road Shops
High Street Road Shops

Glen Iris Railway Station 1956
Glen Iris Railway Station 1956

Glen Iris Upper - High Street
Glen Iris Upper - High Street

Glen Iris tram on High Street
Glen Iris tram on High Street
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Glen Iris Post Offices:

Former Glen Iris Post Office now a car wash
Former Glen Iris Post Office now a car wash

Glen Iris LPO in High Street near the Glen Iris Railway Station
Glen Iris LPO in High Street near the Glen Iris Railway Station

Former Glen Iris Upper Post Office, now an Indian Restaurant, perhaps this is where they do hotmail.
Former Glen Iris Upper Post Office, now an Indian Restaurant, perhaps this is where they do hotmail.

Unusual how the yellow express post box is in front of the old post office & bot in front of the current LPO.
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Philately in Glen Iris:

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Glen Iris  fdi 18th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Glen Iris fdi 18th October 1978.

Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Glen Iris fdi 18th February 1981
Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Glen Iris fdi 18th February 1981

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Philately in Glen Iris Upper:

Uncacheted fdc for the Princess Elizabeth 1d stamp x 3 postmarked Glen Iris Upper cds on fdi 20th November 1947.
Uncacheted fdc for the Princess Elizabeth 1d stamp x 3 postmarked Glen Iris Upper cds on fdi 20th November 1947.

I note the addressee, Mr H E Stephenson appears to be the same addressee of the 'Gould League fdcs' from Richmond North. His trip into Abbotsford would have involved catching the 'red rattler' train into East Richmond, then a tram along Church Street to Victoria Street Richmond North with a short walk around the corner to the Abbotsford Primary School where he worked.
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Philately in Glen Iris:Part 2.

Avis de Reception card. Glen Iris 1934.
Avis de Reception card. Glen Iris 1934.
Registered cover from Glen Iris to USA. 1937.
Registered cover from Glen Iris to USA. 1937.
Uprated postcard posted from Glen Iris.
Uprated postcard posted from Glen Iris.
Glen Iris Vic postmark on block of six QE11.
Glen Iris Vic postmark on block of six QE11.
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The philatelic bus has now arrived in DANDENONG.

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Dandenong Railway Station.
Dandenong Railway Station.
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Dandenong Street map.
Dandenong Street map.
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Looking over Dandenong CBD.
Looking over Dandenong CBD.
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Laurel Lodge Dandenong.
Laurel Lodge Dandenong.
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Dandenong Hospital.
Dandenong Hospital.
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Local eatery in West Dandenong.
Local eatery in West Dandenong.
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Dandenong War Memorial.
Dandenong War Memorial.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

1964. Foldout of Dandenong.
1964. Foldout of Dandenong.
Selectors camp at Dandenong. c1905.
Selectors camp at Dandenong. c1905.
7th Australian Jamboree. Dandenong 1964/65.
7th Australian Jamboree. Dandenong 1964/65.
Modern reproduction postcard. Main street of Dandenong in 1938.
Modern reproduction postcard. Main street of Dandenong in 1938.
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THE POST OFFICES/STREET POST BOXES.

Dandenong South Business Centre.
Dandenong South Business Centre.
Dandenong Plaza Post Shop.
Dandenong Plaza Post Shop.
Dandenong East LPO.
Dandenong East LPO.
Dunearn LPO. Located in Dandenong.
Dunearn LPO. Located in Dandenong.
Dandenong North LPO.
Dandenong North LPO.
Dandenong Letters Centre.
Dandenong Letters Centre.
Street post box in Dandenong Victoria.
Street post box in Dandenong Victoria.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. DANDENONG.

Taxed cover. Dandenong machine cancellation. 1957.
Taxed cover. Dandenong machine cancellation. 1957.
Centenary of Dandenong Post Office commemmorative cover. 1979.
Centenary of Dandenong Post Office commemmorative cover. 1979.
Dual ringed Dandenong cancellation. 1941.
Dual ringed Dandenong cancellation. 1941.
Excelsior FDC for Standard Gauge Railway issue. 1970. Note the miss-spelling.
Excelsior FDC for Standard Gauge Railway issue. 1970. Note the miss-spelling.
Match Folder for local Dandenong Business.
Match Folder for local Dandenong Business.

A special appearance by Black Caviar coming soon.................
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Mr Puffin, you have been peeking.

I enjoyed your card from the 7th Australian Jamboree, Dandenong 1964/65, I couldn't find mine.

I was there with the 1st Alphington Cub Pack. I remember for one event on the program we had to wear a hessian sack & hold a tree branch. Boredom set in very quickly. I think that was pretty uncool. :lol:
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Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - Monday 3rd September to Friday 7th September 1979:

Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 3rd September 1979 (APM #7740)
Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 3rd September 1979 (APM #7740)

Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 4th September 1979 (APM #7740)
Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 4th September 1979 (APM #7740)

Uncacheted cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 6th September 1979 (APM #7740) to Croydon
Uncacheted cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 6th September 1979 (APM #7740) to Croydon

Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 7th September 1979 (APM #7740)
Australia Post Souvenir cover for the Centenary of the Dandenong Post Office - 7th September 1979 (APM #7740)

I am yet to see an example dated 5th September & the example above is the only one I have seen for the 6th. :)
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While on trains:

125th Anniversary of Railways in Australia  - 12th September 1979.
125th Anniversary of Railways in Australia - 12th September 1979.

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Asia-Pacific Jamborella - 29th December 1984 to 7th January 1985:

Registered Scouting pse cancelled with Asia-Pacific Jamborella pictorial postmark 31st December 1984 (APM #15630) to East Brighton, Vic.<br /><br />The number of handstamped/typed registration labels is unknown.
Registered Scouting pse cancelled with Asia-Pacific Jamborella pictorial postmark 31st December 1984 (APM #15630) to East Brighton, Vic.

The number of handstamped/typed registration labels is unknown.

Uncacheted cover cancelled with Asia-Pacific Jamborella pictorial postmark 31st December 1984 &amp; 7th January 1985 (APM #15630)  to Roseville, NSW
Uncacheted cover cancelled with Asia-Pacific Jamborella pictorial postmark 31st December 1984 & 7th January 1985 (APM #15630) to Roseville, NSW

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The Original Dandenong Post Office Building pictorial postmark:

Australia Anzac Tradition fdc postmarked with Old Dandenong Post Office Building (APM #18960) pictorial postmark on fdi 12th April 1990 &amp; signed by, celebrated POW veteran, Colonel Sir E E &quot;Weary&quot; Dunlop
Australia Anzac Tradition fdc postmarked with Old Dandenong Post Office Building (APM #18960) pictorial postmark on fdi 12th April 1990 & signed by, celebrated POW veteran, Colonel Sir E E "Weary" Dunlop

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Asian-Pacific Life Saving Championships, Dandenong, 20th January 1984.

Centenary of Life Saving (1894 - 1994) fdc postmarked with 100 years Royal Life Saving Dandenong pictorial postmark (APM #26210) - 20th January 1994.
Centenary of Life Saving (1894 - 1994) fdc postmarked with 100 years Royal Life Saving Dandenong pictorial postmark (APM #26210) - 20th January 1994.

Now Dandenong is a bit of a walk to the sea for the Royal Life Saving Society but Colleen Woolley of Oz Pictormarks explains that the event was held from the 17th - 21st January 1994 at the Dandenong Oasis Centre with postmark only being available on the 20th. The Dandenong Oasis Centre is managed by the YMCA & the event centred around swimming pool life saving. Colleen also says only 150 cancels were done.
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Horses & Horse Racing in Dandenong:

Advertising cover for Dandy Glassworks with 5d Melbourne postmarked with machine slogan cancel on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Advertising cover for Dandy Glassworks with 5d Melbourne postmarked with machine slogan cancel on fdi - 12th October 1960.

1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Dandenong fdi 18th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Dandenong fdi 18th October 1978.

Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Dandenong fdi 18th February 1981
Australian Sporting Personalities fdc, including 22c Darby Munro stamp, postmarked Dandenong fdi 18th February 1981

Horses of Australia 33c Brumbies, 80c Mustering, 90c Showjumping &amp;$1 Australian Pony, postmarked Dandenong fdi - 21st May 1986.
Horses of Australia 33c Brumbies, 80c Mustering, 90c Showjumping &$1 Australian Pony, postmarked Dandenong fdi - 21st May 1986.

While there is no racecourse in Dandenong, Sandown Racecourse is not far away, on the old Princes Highway.

Winx $1 Stamp cancelled at Sandown Village LPO on 2019 Sandown Cup day - 16th October 2019.
Winx $1 Stamp cancelled at Sandown Village LPO on 2019 Sandown Cup day - 16th October 2019.

Sandown Racecourse is about 8 kms from Dandenong. It was given to the Melbourne Racing Club by John Wren & is the only metropolitan racecourse built in Australia in the 20th century and was opened before a crowd of 52,000, in June 1965. It's grandstand is built in the American style with no pillars supporting the roof to block vision of the races.
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Three different Dandenong first day of issue postmarks between 1978 &amp; 1981. There must be a story behind this. Perhaps the Nightwatchman knows the story.
Three different Dandenong first day of issue postmarks between 1978 & 1981. There must be a story behind this. Perhaps the Nightwatchman knows the story.

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Over to Dandenong Plaza now:

Pair of self-adhesive $1 red kangaroo postmarked Dandenong Plaza PO no5 cds - 12th November 2019.
Pair of self-adhesive $1 red kangaroo postmarked Dandenong Plaza PO no5 cds - 12th November 2019.

150th Anniversary fdc for the 150th Melbourne Cup for the 60c peel &amp; stick Carbine, Phar Lap &amp; Saintly 60c stamps postmarked Dandenong Plaza fdi - 1st November 2010. <br /><br />This cover was made up by David Kajewski &amp; is a precursor to the 'K Covers' shown in the next post.
150th Anniversary fdc for the 150th Melbourne Cup for the 60c peel & stick Carbine, Phar Lap & Saintly 60c stamps postmarked Dandenong Plaza fdi - 1st November 2010.

This cover was made up by David Kajewski & is a precursor to the 'K Covers' shown in the next post.

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K Covers by David Kajewski:

K Covers cachet fdc for Technology Then &amp; Now stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 21st February 2012. Cachet features a stylised FJ Holden coupe.
K Covers cachet fdc for Technology Then & Now stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 21st February 2012. Cachet features a stylised FJ Holden coupe.

K Covers cachet fdc for Capital City Transport stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 7th February 2012. The cachet features the 'Red Rattler' train
K Covers cachet fdc for Capital City Transport stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 7th February 2012. The cachet features the 'Red Rattler' train

K Covers cachet fdc for Royal Visit 2014 stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 8th July 2014
K Covers cachet fdc for Royal Visit 2014 stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 8th July 2014

K Covers cachet fdc for Centenary of Military Aviation &amp; Submarine stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 5th August 2014
K Covers cachet fdc for Centenary of Military Aviation & Submarine stamps cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 5th August 2014

K Covers cachet fdc for Sign of the Times - Dandy Pig stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 1st September 2015. The cachet features the Dandy Pig sign.
K Covers cachet fdc for Sign of the Times - Dandy Pig stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 1st September 2015. The cachet features the Dandy Pig sign.

K Covers cachet fdc for Centenary of the RSL stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 31st May 2016. The cachet shows the Dandenong RSL
K Covers cachet fdc for Centenary of the RSL stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 31st May 2016. The cachet shows the Dandenong RSL

David Kajewski was a Brighton Philatelic Society member who produced fdc for the self-adhesive usually where Australia Post did not produce a first day cover.
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Last but not least for Dandenong Plaza - Black Caviar on a K Cover:

K Covers cachet fdc for the Black Caviar stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 10th May 2013.
K Covers cachet fdc for the Black Caviar stamp cancelled with Dandenong Plaza fdi postmark - 10th May 2013.

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The philatelic bus has wended its way to PAKENHAM.

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Aerial view of Pakenham.
Aerial view of Pakenham.
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