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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Maps of Melbourne city & suburbs

Our maps of Melbourne can be used to research a range of historical, geographical and environmental topics. They provide detailed information about transport routes, land-use zoning, tourist sites, geology and electoral boundaries.

You may be searching for a block of land purchased by your ancestors, an individual building that stood in the Melbourne CBD in the 1920s, or the growth of a suburb. Single maps, or maps from series such as the MMBW drainage plans, auction plans or Mahlstedt fire insurance plans, may help you to find such information.

A range of maps of Melbourne from the 1850s to the 1950s have been digitised and made available to view and download through our online catalogue. This includes iconic maps like Kearney’s Melbourne and its suburbs (1855) and Cox’s chart of Hobson’s Bay (1864).

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