Accommodation in South Yarra: A Brief History
The first people take up accommodation in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne Australia, were the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin aboriginal nation. It has had quite an interesting series of residents over the years since European settlers moved in during the 1830's. It quickly became popular with wealthy citizens by the 1840's where they built several large suburban retreats.
During the period between the 1920's to 1930's, the area started to become divided up into blocks of flats. This was done by dividing up the large gardens of the few mansions around. The neighbourhood soon became a popular neighbourhood for middle-class homosexuals. This was noted because at the time it was an illegal subculture in the state of Victoria.
The area continued to expand and grow as buildings were constructed. This was most prominent in the 1960's and 1970's when the area accommodations around South Yarra railway station saw rapid expansion. So much so that this is now one of the most densely populated suburbs in Melbourne.
Notable residents of the area include:
- Claire Adams - a silent film actress
- Dennis Allen - who was supposedly a major drug dealer during the 1980's
- Joseph Anderson (Commandant) - a soldier and politician of note
- Graham Berry - a colonial politician who was the 11th Premier of Victoria
- Joseph Brown - an artist and art collector
- Rupert Bunny - an Australian painter who lived on Caroline Street
- Len Darling - a cricketer who was born in the area
Throughout the years many people have called this area home. It is such a great place to find accommodation that you can't blame them. Its history is quite noteworthy for its involvement with early wealth, and later inheritance by artists and painters. accommodation in South Yarrais right for anyone – book your stay now!
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