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Williamstown was originally Melbourne's first sea port, it has developed from what was a run-down industrialized centre into a popular and fashionable maritime village, featuring many historical buildings and a variety of cafes and restaurants. The suburb is surrounded on three sides by water, with the northern and eastern coastline dotted with piers & gardens.
This shot was taken from the Gem Pier. The first pier was built in 1839 near the present-day Gem Pier. Originally known as “The Jetty”, in 1853 it was renamed “Old Pier” following the construction of the “New Pier” (the Ann Street Pier). Throughout the 1860s and 1870s it was known as “Steamboat Pier”. In the 1870s it was renamed “Gem Pier” after the paddle steamer "Gem" that ran a ferry service from Williamstown to Port Melbourne from 1846 to 1886.
The tall building on the left is a Housing Commission Unit, built by the Government to provide housing for people on low income, on the right are some of the many boat building sheds that line the waterfront.

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