A Fashionable Promenade

From 1853 until 1901 Australian entrepreneurs eagerly built over thirty glass-roofed European-style shopping arcades in capital cities and regional centres all over the country. The first was the Queen’s Arcade, built in Melbourne in 1853, while the last was the 1901 Town Hall Arcade in Townsville. During this period numerous arcades were built in metropolitan centres, regional cities and towns throughout Australia.

This website and blog started as a virtual diary to follow my PhD at the University of Melbourne. After I finish, who knows where it will take me …