Love stories project – Flinders Street Station

It’s been around for more than 100 years and more than 100,000 people pass through it each day, and we’re wondering: is Flinders Street Station an unsung hero of Melbourne’s geneaology?

As part of our Flinders Street Station blog we are calling for love stories related to the station… Funny, poignant, delightful… it may be an awkward first date that began under the clocks or, a story about your parents. For example, Jane Routley, writer of our blog, recently discovered that her mother and father met in the Flinders Street Station ballroom in the 1960s at a Youth Hostels Association meeting.

If you have a love story to share, submit it (up to 500 words), along with any pictures to us at: and become part of the larger story of our station and our city. We’ll publish a ‘best of’ in a very special Flinders Street Station blog post.

Postcard of a cartoon man waiting under the Flinders Street Station Clocks for a date.

This humourous 1905 postcard was used to make a date by mail. State Library of Victoria Collection.

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