Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Melbourne in 1945

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest sports stadium in Australia and the tenth largest in the world. The MCG hasn't always been used for sports. During World War II the stadium was occupied in turn by the United States Army Air Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United States Marine Corps. Now you can view the stadium as it looked at the end of World War II on Melbourne 1945.

Melbourne 1945 is an interactive map which allows you to compare aerial views of Melbourne captured in 1945. The map allows you to make a direct comparison between the historical imagery and the city today by placing the vintage and modern day imagery side-by-side on a Leaflet map. The original aerial survey maps were put together by the Victorian Department of Lands and Survey using aerial photographs taken by Adastra Airways in 1945.

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