Morleys Coal Depot, Port Melbourne, 1872

Original post 9 August 2020

Photo 8 July

Morley’s Coal Depot, 1872, architect George Brown. At the end of #baystreetportmelbourne, its surprisingly very intact ! Even the interior heavy timber roof framing. I guess Port Melb didn’t start to get gentrified till the 80s, and it was already #heritagelisted by then. The #townpier was at the end of Bay Street right opposite, coal was imported and stored here straight off the ships, then sent to the gasworks to make gas to light the streets of Melbourne ! The #PortMelbourne waterfront was actually all industrial and shipping related business, no swimming here in them days ! Forests of ships at each of three piers, railway sidings etc.

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