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    Original Home of Melbourne Public Library, Judge Barry’s House, Goldsborough’s Lane, Melbourne in 1910, by John Henry Harvey, courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

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    Supreme Court from Goldsborough Lane, 1929 - 1935, by Philip E. Windmiller Ettelson, courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

Goldsbrough Lane

Goldsbrough Lane is located between King and William streets, extending north from Bourke Street through to Little Bourke Street. The lane was named in 1905 after Richard Goldsbrough, who built the Goldsbrough Mort wool warehouse on the corner of Bourke and William streets in 1862. Goldsbrough was an important figure in the wool trade and industry, and owned several warehouses in the vicinity of Goldsbrough Lane.

Alexandra Gerner

'Central Melbourne - Lanes F-H', 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