Marvelous Melboursne, Paris of the antipodes!
In 1835 John Batman, in exploration in the area bought 240 000 hectares of ground to the aboriginals, a treaty “was signed” with the aboriginals which did not have any idea of the concept of property.
In 1840 10 000 Europeans lived on the site of Melbourne, but it is right after the independence of the colony of Victoria in 1851 of the supervision of the state of New South Wales, that the city taken an important essort during the longest gold rush in Australia of 1851 juqu’ at the end of 1880 it is the time when the city appellait “Marvelous Melbourne”.
he surge of the immigrants was ceaseless, English, Irish, American, Chinese… at that time one called Melbourne Paris of the antipodes. With the end of 1880, the city accomodates the World Fair, but it is soon the decline, a world financial ace due to the speculation stops Net the investments in Australia, it is the period of a severe economic recession.
In 1901, the colony of Victoria becomes a state and Melbourne the capital of Australia, until the creation of Canberra in 1927. In 1932, the economy of Australia sets out again thanks to the increase of the courses of wool and with the manufacturing sector. In 1956, the city receives the Olympic Games, the continuous flow of the immigrants, Melbourne is the 3 so much 3rd “Greek” city out of Greece Greek immigration was important. The city carries since 1937 the name of Lord Melbourne, English Prime Minister.
Melbourne : Flinders Station
The Yarra River
Centre Opera of Melbourne
The Sky Line Central Business Discrit
Melbourne is a city of more than 3 million inhabitants, located on Bay de Port Phillip, on Yarra River, it is a modern city, City covered with scrape-ciels and of the districts of architecture victorienne, Melbourne is famous for its trams green and gold and its coffees and restaurants in the absence of a symbol as the Opera and the bridge of Sydney. The city has many parks and gardens, it is a very alive and multi-cultural city.
Australian Road Signs
Aboriginal sand painting Toogar