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Goldsborough Mort

Peter Maltezos's picture
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From Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Goldsborough Mort

514-528 Bourke Street, Corner William Street

 

Though massive, this is only half of a simply detailed bluestone woolstore complex that began on the corner in 1862 with a design by John Gill and was progressively expanded throughout the nineteenth century. The business, begun by Richard Goldsborough, a pioneer of the wool trade in Victoria, became the largest wool and produce trading company in Australia. In c1970 the eastern part was demolished for the adjacent National Bank tower.

 

Two photos from the State Library of Victoria.

 

One of my own photos

On William Street.

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Glennwilson's picture
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Thanks Peter, I walk past this building most days and never knew of it's history, cheers!

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