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Racing Club Lane

Located between Queen and Elizabeth streets, Racing Club Lane extends south from Little Bourke Street. It was named in the second half of the nineteenth century after the nearby Racing Club Hotel and offices of the Victoria Racing Club. This particular area of the city had a number of horse saleyards and carriage-builders. Kirk's Melbourne Horse and Carriage Bazaar was located on Bourke Street and could be accessed at the rear via Racing Club Lane and Kirks Lane.

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'Central Melbourne: Lanes N-R', in Amendment C105 - CBD Laneways Review, City of Melbourne, 2007, http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=195&pg=3065&bp=1902&coll=8. Details
Bate, Weston, Essential but unplanned: The story of Melbourne's lanes, State Library of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1994. Details