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Old Vintage Melbourne, 1960-1990 - Chris Macheras

Old Vintage Melbourne, 1960-1990

By: Chris Macheras

Hardcover | 18 October 2022

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A sequel to Old Vintage Melbourne, this collection invites you again to turn back time and revisit the diverse past of the much-loved city of Melbourne.

This captivating compilation of photographs taken between 1960 and 1990 provides a fascinating glimpse of a time that is familiar and yet different, when significant changes started to affect the city and its suburbs. As classical old city buildings were demolished, and large suburban shopping centres started to change the retail experience, Melbourne embraced modernity. The skyline changed, and so did streetscapes. Under the impact of population growth and large-scale migration, the city's unique and vibrant culture that we know today started to emerge. Cafes, fashion, sport, architecture, infrastructure, technology, and even the law were all affected.

Adapted from the highly popular 'Old Vintage Melbourne' Instagram account, this collection allows us to revisit iconic sights and scenes - some as they were, and some as they still are, generations later. For many readers, it provides a chance to indulge in rare memories of growing up in our unique city.

About the Author

Chris Macheras is a Melbourne-born lawyer and artist. His Greek-Australian upbringing instilled an appreciation for the hardships his migrant grandparents endured in pursuit of a better life. His combined love of Melbourne, history, and photography led him to establish Old Vintage Melbourne, using social media as the platform to reach tens of thousands of others with shared interests.
Industry Reviews
'A captivating new collection of photos reveals how much Melbourne and its suburbs have transformed in the past six decades. The new book ... is a romp down memory lane.' -Jen Kelly, The Herald Sun

'Melbourne's colourful modern history comes alive with each page turn ... Old Vintage Melbourne 1960-1990 steps a little further forward in time from its predecessor, looking at the immigrant communities, Aussie legends and industries that transformed the city into a melting pot of cultures.' -Marianna Alepidis, Neos Kosmos

Praise for Old Vintage Melbourne- ' A carefully curated exercise in visual nostalgia.' -Jason Steger, The Age

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