Historical information

The Southern Cross Hotel on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Streets was opened in 1962. It was built on the footprint of the Eastern Market. The hotel was closed in 1995 and demolished in 2003. Ernest 'Nitz' Dorn was a photographer at the hotel with his own studio in the building.

Physical description

Customised packet of Southern Cross Hotel matches faced with a photograph of a woman on the front.

Inscriptions & markings

Southern Cross Hotel Melbourne, Australia / Photography by Ernest Dorn / 63 8930