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Triangle Site

The St Kilda Triangle site is an area bounded by Jacka Boulevard (on the Bay side), Cavell Street and the Lower Esplanade. This subject area  includes short histories of the many buildings and rides that once occupied the site since 1900 and includes the Palais Pictures, Palais Theatre, Palais de Danse, The Swirl, Scooter Boats, Weniger's Steam Riding Gallery etc.

 

Swirl, Jacka Boulevard

Swirl, Jacka Boulevard

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Little Luna Park

Little Luna Park

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Weniger's Carousel

Weniger's Carousel

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Scoota Boats, 2 Lower Esplanade

Scoota Boats, 2 Lower Esplanade

The Scoota Boats was one of the rides built at Little Luna Park in 1934 on a wave of optimism that the Melbourne Centennial Celebrations planned for November that year would produce a windfall

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Palais de Danse, 10 Lower Esplanade

Palais de Danse, 10 Lower Esplanade

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Palais de Danse, 12 Lower Esplanade

Palais de Danse, 12 Lower Esplanade

This building was opened on 20 December 1913 as a dance venue.

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Miniature Railway

Miniature Railway

From the 1880s onwards miniature railways were often installed in amusement parks and fairs around Melbourne as a form of entertainment for young children.

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Figure Eight Coaster

Figure Eight Coaster

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Triangle Site history

Triangle Site history

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The Cakewalk

The Cakewalk

This was a collection of amusements set up for the summer of 1908/9 at the northern end of the Triangle Site and replaced by Weniger's Steam Riding Gallery in 1909.

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