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Published January 9th 2015
Treasury Place, 'Victoria's laneway'

1 Treasury Place is the seat of the Victorian Government in Melbourne. For those who are interested in Victoria's history, its politics, or even just desire to walk through a notable 'laneway', 1 Treasury Place is a good spot for a visit.

While true those fascinated with government may look with interest in the day-to-day operations underway about the government buildings, instead, it is the things surrounding the buildings that make 1 Treasury Place a draw.

As one wanders the statues along the lane are immediately noticeable. These are of former Victorian Premiers that served in office for over 3000 days. A historian will tell you in depth the achievements that each of the Premiers here; Henry Bolte, Albert Dunstan, Rupert Hamer and John Cain did while in office.

Instead, this writer shall tell you that as few state leaders are in office that long these four look a little lonely. No less though, in what is confirmation of great Australian humour officials seem to have recognised this and put Bolte and Dunstan together. Furthermore, seeing a number of people who stumble across this scene snapping funny selfies with the former politicians is not uncommon.

1 Treasury Place
Premiers Bolte and Dunstan chatting away

Alongside the statutes the Coat of Arms of Victoria is embedded within a elevated platform just outside the Place. Further the Australian and Victorian flags are also visible. True many may have seen these before but for those keen on a 'ceremonial snap' - for example after a Graduation, Wedding or Citizenship ceremony - it has some good angles for such a pic.

Finally, for those interested in a visit but keen on seeing some more animated politicians keep an eye out; you never know who you might spot.

1 Treasury Place
Current Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
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Why? Treasury Place: Victoria's 'laneway'
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Where: 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne
Cost: Free
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