Eastern Market

Join this Vicfix campaign to hustle errors out of newspaper articles about the Eastern Market

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About the Eastern Market

The historic Eastern Market, built in 1847 on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition streets, was Melbourne's primary produce market and a popular Saturday-night destination in the mid-19th century. Following a redevelopment in 1879 that saw the market lose ground to its rival, the Queen Victoria Market, the Eastern Market gained a reputation for plying 'sideshow raffishness' and cheap merchandise until 1960, when it was demolished.

Historic newspapers from the 1870s reported on the construction and, later, the opening of the new market buildings; published the selling prices for fruit, vegetables, dairy and poultry; and printed topical letters to the editor from market gardeners and members of the public.

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Eastern Market, Bourke Street, Melbourne, photographed by Clifford Williams c 1900–1910

Eastern Market

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