1866 Map of Melbourne - Interesting for Grounds at the time.

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Michael Riley

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This was just posted on the Melbourne group on reddit..originally from the East Melbourne Historical Society.
Slightly off topic here but I thought some might be interested.

Map is at https://emhs.org.au/gallery/maps/1866_isometrical_plan_melbourne_suburbs

I can find Richmond, StKilda and MCG grounds
no S.M. ground....no Albert Park Lake!
no East Melbourne Ground

Interesting at how many trees surround the MCG - It does not look cleared at all
One of the grounds near the MCG has trees in the middle of it. I had read that this used to happen. Interesting to see it.
 

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Great stuff.

I think I can make out a couple of punts (the boat) on the Yarra just near Punt Rd. Also interesting to see the current Vic market site is it was then - the Melbourne Cemetary
 

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Albert Park lake was a shallow depression at the time, heavy rain and the place would flood.
 

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