5 things you may not know about Cremorne.
- In 1853, English ex-pat James Ellis established an amusement park on the banks of the Yarra River. Ellis named it The Cremorne Gardens, after a similar park he had operated on the banks of the Thames in London.
- Cremorne takes its name from the Cremorne Gardens in Chelsea, London
- Barrett Burston Malting occupied a large site on the north bank of the Yarra River from 1880. Silos were erected in the 1960’s – The most famous one bears the Nylex Plastics clock above Punt Road installed in 1961.
- Site of the first air balloon ascent in Australia
- In 1891 Non-stop rain over a weekend saw the Yarra break its bank and flood Cremorne and Richmond leaving thousands homeless. The river rose by 37 feet.
Historical subdivision print – Cremorne
A reproduction archival pigment ink print on 100% cotton 310gsm fine art paper.
Estate in Cremorne / Richmond outlining auction details