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Memories of sending postcards when you were on holidays.

I recently went on holidays and while away I found some interesting old postcards in an op shop. The postcards reminded me of going on holidays years ago and making sure I bought some postcards to post back to family and friends while I was away.


The first postcard is of the Flinders Street Station corner in Melbourne from the late 1960s I think. The twin towers of Victorian Gas in the background and Central Station on the opposite corner are no longer there but are replaced by Federal Square. I moved to Melbourne when I left school to work in an office so I remember this corner as I would catch a train every day to and from work. The second postcard is from the late 1970s and features a Melbourne tram.


Some of the postcards I found had a long letter on the back that filled the postcard with small writing. My notes to family and friends on the back of a postcard was usually like the second postcard above with a short note about the holiday.

Do you remember sending postcards when you went on holidays?

Post a comment with your memories.


  • heino ehlers says:

    yes Ron,
    we (wife and I) have traveled this road a few times and always exciting.

    • Born: 1942
    • Location: b germay been here since 1953 am an Aussy
  • Ron Atkinson says:

    I think one of the nicest stretches of aussie roads would be ‘The Great Ocean Road’. Even John Williamson wrote and singe a song about it. Recently we took a friend from Holland along it and he kept saying “another bend…another picture postcard”

    • Born: 1941
    • Location: St Clair, Sydney, AUS


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