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Surveyor Hoddle and how he shaped Melbourne

hoddle-grid

In 1837 a surveyor named Robert Hoddle was sent from Sydney to the mouth of the Yarra, charged with the duties of laying out what would become the city of Melbourne. The design was a grid layout running parallel to the river, and has become known as Hoddle’s Grid. Reporter Matt Smith spoke to architectural historian Miles Lewis to find out the story.

You can listen to this story now on the ABC RN By Design website.

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