Do you have an image like this?

What a story there is in this photograph. Social context can bring your family history alive.

1930s: Around 1 million people lived in Melbourne.In Australia, 300,000 were out of work, the cost of a stamp was two pence. Italian new arrival Salvatore Cosentino couldn’t get work, so he built a working model of Melbourne’s CBD and charged people three pence to view it.

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Picture: courtesy of Herald Sun Image Library

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