In 1958 you could still purchase milk by buying it in your own billy from a milkman who had churns on the back of his cart. In the centre of Melbourne the milkman went round not with a horse-drawn cart, but a motor truck with a flat tray so that he could put the cans on and off easily. None of the milk was refrigerated, as his was an early morning operation starting before sunrise, but still extending out to about 7.30 am when this was taken. In this part of Collins street there were cafes, and hotels, so he did a roaring trade.

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1958, collins_street, delivery, milk, milk churn, milkman, pedestrians, traffic, truck

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 5 years ago

    fantastic photos

  • benthebrown
    benthebrownover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image! I can’t believe how clean Melbourne looks.

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    with the wonderful old urns

  • Thanks. A time gone by.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillover 2 years ago

    Love this too

  • Thanks Judith

    – Fred Mitchell

  • retepk
    retepkover 2 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thanks.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 1 year ago

    Timeless image Fred

  • Thanks Noel. This method of milk delivery is now banned.

    – Fred Mitchell

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