Ever wondered how Bourke Street looked 150 years ago?

To accompany the recent documentary, The Lost City of Melbourne book is set to release in December this year, exploring the city’s rich history in an exciting portal into Melbourne’s past filled with archival images.

Filmmaker Gus Berger’s journey into Melbourne’s history catalysed by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a beautiful reflection of the city’s resilience and its ability to adapt and thrive even in difficult times.

Bourke Street From Parliament House c. 1870 (The Lost City of Melbourne)

The book delves into the city’s architectural heritage, shedding light on the disappearance of iconic buildings and the preservation efforts that have safeguarded Melbourne’s cultural treasures for hundreds of years.

Any Melburbian young or old will want to get their hands on this!

Watch the documentary and get updates on the book release here.