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ANZ Tower at Collins Place under construction, 1974

This is a black-and-white image depicting an elevated view of the building site of ANZ Bank headquarters. ANZ Tower was built as part of the Collins Place development on the corner of Collins and Exhibition streets in Melbourne city. Also visible in the background are Nauru House (under construction) and the Southern Cross ...


Cromwell, Chandris Line office building, Melbourne, 1971

This is a 1971 photograph depicting the newly erected Cromwell, Chandris Line office building on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Other buildings are visible, including the State Savings Bank of Victoria head office (at left) and Coles and Garrard. Trams, cars, billboards, street signage and pedestrians are all ...


Construction of Gas and Fuel Corporation towers, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 1967

This is a black-and-white image from the original 1967 negative depicting the Gas and Fuel Corporation towers under construction in Flinders Street, Melbourne. The towers (also known as the Princes Gate Towers) were constructed of brown brick and aluminium windows, and were built over the Flinders Street railway yards. ...

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The modern office workplace, 1960s style

How different was the Australia workplace half a century ago? This Weekend Magazine program from the mid-1960s looks at work in what was then the new Commonwealth Centre in Sydney, where 2,000 Commonwealth public servants were employed. It provides a glimpse of a world that has changed beyond recognition. As you watch the ...


The Bones of Building, 1956: Planning for the future

This black-and-white narrated and dramatised clip from a 1956 documentary commissioned by the Building Workers Industrial Union details the post-Second World War home building boom and the market force changes in the building industry, through the lives and dreams of a young married couple. Dramatised footage with narration, ...