Melbourne was the ex-capital of Australia for 26 years, and it is the second-largest city of Australia after Sydney. Melbourne also remained the capital of the new colony of Victoria. The city was originally named Batmania, after one of its founding fathers, John Batman. Today, Melbourne city is a leading financial Centre in the Asia-Pacific region. Take a look at these stunning color photographs that show what Melbourne looked like in the 1980s —capturing streets, roads, markets, landmarks, and everyday life.