The Lost City of Melbourne on SBS – In the 1850s, Melbourne was the fastest growing city in the world. “They dreamt big, they built big…. It was a city jumping out of its skin” and became an epicentre of film and hospitality culture.
However, the attempted ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 1950s destroyed much of the city. Original buildings were deemed “too Victorian”, the opposite of a modern metropolis, and Whelan The Wrecker’s’ demolition blitz began.
Featuring rare archival film & photography, this film is a revelatory work that allows its audience to reimagine the former glory of the lost city of Melbourne.
The Lost City of Melbourne on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere Tuesday, 14 November at 8.30pm
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