Melbourne was transformed from complete obscurity to global powerhouse during the 1850′s Gold Rush. The period that followed became known as Marvellous Melbourne, when we put that wealth to work in construction and development. We built and we drank and we celebrated, think Gatsby style parties in Second Empire France with the momentum of modern day Dubai. It was a good time and you can sample some surviving relics of that lavish past on Melbourne’s Golden Mile. Keep your eyes open for the tokens imbedded in our bluestone pavement.