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Barkly Place

Barkly Place was once a dead-end laneway leading north from Post Office Place (now Little Bourke Street) between Swanston and Elizabeth streets. It was originally known as Blossom Alley, and was host to the Rising Sun Hotel. In 1895 the alley contained cigar-makers, dealers and warehouses, and the Robertson and Moffatt drapery warehouse. Sidney Myer's draper workshop and factory, producing wares for his Bourke Street store, was located in Barkly Place in 1920. The laneway has since been demolished.

Edwina Byrne

Sands & McDougall’s commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1860. Details
MMBW Detail Plan, 1015, City of Melbourne, image no bw0006, 1895, http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/cgi-bin/map_item.pl?init=bw0006; MMBW Melbourne Sewerage Plans 1890s - 1950s; State Library of Victoria. Details