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Melbourne, 1880

Melbourne, 1880

During the 1880s New Zealand suffered an economic depression and lost large numbers of people to Australia. Many went to Victoria, where the city of Melbourne continued to experience a boom as a result of gold production. This photo looks eastward along Bourke St towards Parliament Buildings, then under construction.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Depression: 1885 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015