Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
As a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks 20th in the Global Financial Centres Index, Melbourne is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
The city also has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world. It is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Here below is a fascinating photo collection from pszz that shows street scenes of Melbourne from 1981 to 1983.