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Briscoe Lane

In 1895, Briscoe Lane was just an unnamed right-of-way leading south from Little Collins Street to the Stock Exchange building on Collins Street, near its intersection with Queen Street. The lane contained a warehouse, but also office buildings, a laboratory, and by various pedestrian routes, the Melbourne Safe Deposit and the Bank of New South Wales. The lane is now shorter than it once was, and presently runs along the edge of the impressive gothic headquarters of the ANZ Bank.

Edwina Byrne

MMBW Detail Plan, 1011, City of Melbourne, image no bw0002, 1895; MMBW Melbourne Sewerage Plans 1890s - 1950s; State Library of Victoria. Details