Road Covers Online
Re: Neil’s post the other day, I thought I’d link to a really cool project over at State Library. They’re digitising the old MMBW records, and you can now view the map covering the period 1890 to 1950.
There are three layers of map, so you have to kind of know where you’re clicking (if you’re looking for your house), but it’s also fun for a casual browse. At the Street Detail level of the map you can even see where the outhouses, kitchens, etc were.
The system isn’t completely intuitive, so play around with it for a while. You have to click the “select” button and then click the map to go down to the next level.
In 1897, my house was the Dove Hotel. Pretty cool.