Carlton Ale Sign – Vine Hotel, Collingwood

This wonderful Carlton Ale Sign on the Vine Hotel, Wellington St, Collingwood was sent to us by Andrew Mott. Vine Hotel, 59 Wellington St, Collingwood – Google Map Sadly the hotel built in 1869 is currently closed. View Gallery

Sennitt’s Ice Cream Signs

These are not traditional ghost signs in that they are painted onto sheet tin but we did love seeing them. Thank you so much Russell Sennitt’s Ice Cream

AMSCOL Sign: Adelaide CBD

Here is another wonderful sign from regular contributor Phil of a AMSCOL sign on the side of a cafe on Sturt St in the Adelaide CBD. AMSCOL was an old SA Icecream maker. 157 Sturt Street, Adelaide | Map 2018 = Erb’n’Flo Coffee & Breakfast Bar 153 Sturt Street, Adelaide. More.. South Australia Gallery AMSCOL Icecream | […]

Old Deli – Maylands Adelaide

Old Deli now used as housing. 104 Phillis St, Maylands | Map Corner of Phillis St and Janet St Maylands.  Adelaide, South Australia Pics courtesy of Phil Bagust Visible words: Rosella Chutney Sauce Gallery South Australia    

Anglesea Barracks Hobart

Possibly the oldest ghost sign in Australia is at Anglesea Barracks Hobart, on the face of the original Military Prison come just about everything else over many years and wars but now uniquely the Tasmanian Army Museum. Anglesea Barracks has been in continuous use by by the Army since 1811. In 1879 it was proposed […]

Rosella Tomato Sauce | Adelaide

Phil sent us this wonderful ghost sign for Rosella Tomato Sauce. Old building demolished, new slab laid so this will disappear again very soon. The Strand, Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide, SA Taken: 23/9/2018 Source Phil Bagust Gallery  

Signs of Australia: Vintage signs from the city to the outback

IN this extract of the book Signs of Australia: Vintage signs from the city to the outback, Brady Michaels and Dale Campisi explore the importance of Australia’s fading, ageing signs. SIGNS come and go. But the ones that remain are a visual record of Australian social history. They tell us who we are and how […]

Temperance Hotel Melbourne

The building was for many years the Temperance Hotel, later a spaghetti bar. Taken by Tim West on 20/03/2018 in Lonsdale St near Healeys Lane.  Address: 556 Lonsdale St, Melbourne | Map According to the architectural historian, J.M. Freeland, hotels constitute ‘one of the most socially significant, historically valuable, architecturally interesting, and […]

McCrae’s Store Sign: Uralla

This sign was taken on 6 January 2018. It is on the side of a building called McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Salisbury Street, Uralla, NSW, 2358. Janine Roberts McCrae’s Store Gallery New South Wales McCrossin’s Mill Museum From the information centre head south-east for one block to Salisbury and Maitland Sts. Near this intersection is one […]

Erratt’s Rural Division Sign: Walcha

I took a photo of this ghost sign while driving through country NSW. This was on a building at 70 Apsley Street, Walcha, NSW, 2354 on the 6 January 2018. The building is now a second hand store but the owners said it was once an old department store. Janine Roberts Erratt’s Rural Division Gallery […]

Plume Motor Spirit Sign – Adelaide

This Plume Motor Spirit sign has (re)appeared in Pirie Street, Adelaide in February 2018. Sadly, the adjacent Mobiloil sign is already damaged by construction. Greg Coote Adelaide Plume Motor Spirit Sign View South Australia Gallery Vacuum Oil Mobil’s predecessor company, Vacuum Oil, first opened its Melbourne branch in February 1895. In March 1904, Vacuum Oil […]

Ghost Signs Victoria

A fabulous collection of fading signs from our past. Langham Hotel Suit Hospital Atistos Auction Rooms Capstan Cigarettes JANS Bros Hardy’s Crystals Thor Dunlop Tyres Peters Icecream TARAX Skipping Girl Vinegar Mobil Oil Georges Plume Motor Spirit Capitol Cafe Bourneville Cocoa Butterfly Dutch Cocoa Alex Parfoot Shoe Repairs Champion footwear ghost sign in Cubitt St, […]

Hurlstone Park | Benzine Sign

This was taken on New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park on 15th November 2017 just after a building was demolished and before a new apartment was built. There were a whole lot of old buildings east of Duntroon St on New Canterbury Road which were knocked down virtually overnight for the new apartment building. Gae 578 New […]

Turf Club Hotel | North Melbourne

This is the old Turf Club Hotel at 1 Flemington Road, North Melbourne [map], which is currently being turned into apartments. I took the photo on 18 July 2017, they had just pulled down the neighbouring building which revealed this sign. It looks like an ad for Carlton Ale, and painted by Buckle Bros (?). […]

Melbourne Circle Project

Melbourne Circle is an account of a series of walks around the suburbs of Melbourne by Nick Gadd. Taken together, the walks form a circle around the city. Beginning in Williamstown in the south west, I walked in a clockwise direction, with very occasional brief detours into the city centre. The walk ended with a […]