The Pacific debuts in US: Melbourne Scenes

The Pacific was partially shot in Australia and more importantly Melbourne about 2 years ago. The mini-series focuses on the US forces battle in WWII against the Japanese. The first two episodes follow a group of marines at home preparing to go to war and a battle defending¬† Guadalcanal from the Japanese. Don’t worry, no spoilers in this post.

The third episode of the series focuses on the US soldiers R&R time in Australia, in particular the warm welcome by Australians especially the young women. As many may remember the crew of The Pacific took over many places in Melbourne including Flinders Street station and parts of Carlton North.

Screenshots from The Pacific

Screenshots from The Pacific

Screenshots from The Pacific
A couple of scenes from what I believe is VISY Park Victoria Park.

Screenshots from The Pacific

Screenshots from The Pacific

Flinders Street Station

Screenshots from The Pacific

Transformed Rathdowne Street

Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Screenshots from The Pacific

Outside La Porchetta, Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Screenshots from The Pacific

Screenshots from The Pacific

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745 Rathdowne Street

Screenshots from The Pacific

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The Railway Hotel, South Melbourne

Screenshots from The Pacific

The newspaper in the background says “Heavy Penalties Needed for Tyre Thieves”. Apparently, there was a bit of tyre theft going on in Melbourne in the 1940′s as explained in an article from The Argus here and also here.

See more screencaps here.

The Pacific debuts in Australia on Channel 7 later in the year.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tweets that mention The Pacific debuts in US: Melbourne Scenes | Melbourne Metblogs -- Topsy.com (pingback) on March 30th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Metblogs, Neil. Neil said: The Pacific episode featuring Melbourne debuted in the U.S. Great shots of Flinders St.Station, Carlton Nth http://bit.ly/bEeiWG #thepacific [...]


  2. sawks (unregistered) on March 30th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    watched the episode last night – the oval is actually victoria park in collingwood


  3. neil on March 30th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    Ah yes, good eyes.


  4. Megan (unregistered) on March 30th, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    Been looking forward to this…it all looks good. And from what I hear, this one is historically accurate.



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