-Andrew,thought you'd never ask!the aforesaid tribute marks a
wonderful occasion,on the 26th of June 1967 there was an around the
world TV hook-up called "Our World",Melbournes contribution was the
mornings first car out of South Melbourne Depot,5.18 am the first
South Melbourne Beach,car 774,Dvr.Billy Sires,Conductress Irene
Stepien and Depot Starter Jack Lister.Billy and Irene are the
trammies depicted in the mural,not a bad likeness either and
certainly a fitting tribute to the old depot.Both have passed on but
Billy made it to our 1999 reunion at Southbank Depot,he was a bit of
a villain,our Bill,and a drinker too,any terminus with a pub was a
welcome sight to him,e.g the"Bleak House" at South Melbourne Bch or
the "Village Belle" at St.Kilda,he eventually got the sack I
believe,I presume for grog,and that was a pretty rare occurence in
those days.Has anyone got a photo of the mural?,I'll try and get one
tomorrow.Regards all,PBruce.Ps.by the way that corner is Dorcas and
Wells. -- In TramsDownUnder@y..., "Swash" <swash@b...> wrote:
> I don't recall having seen this mentioned before, so sorry if
everyone knows about it already.
> While walking back from St Luke's in Clarendon St, South Melbourne,
after performing my democratic duty last Saturday, I happened across
some artwork at the corner of Dorcas St and Bank St.
> It is part of an apartment block which is built on the site of the
old South Melbourne tram depot. It starts well up on the wall and
continues down and onto the footpath. At the top is the image of a
tram conductor, complete with cap, and then some representations of a
> It is difficult to describe really, better that you go and have a
look yourself. It would be great if someone could take pics of it
and then everyone here can see it.
> It is in Dorcas Street on the south west corner of Bank St.
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