11 May 2013

STREET NARRATIVE

The main street of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia on a quiet Autumn morning after a spot of rain. In 1850, Queenscliff on the coast of Port Phillip Bay was a pastoral run. It became a shipping port by 1860, fishermen moved in and the goldrush brought an influx of migrants seeking their fortune. Later the railway accelerated further growth to the area and a paddle steamer moved holiday makers and high society from Melbourne. Today, the commercial centre of Queenscliff is characterised by historic shop fronts and buildings from that era along with a few more recent ones from early last century.
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