John Batman, a Tasmanian, founded Melbboune in 1835. When the Great Australian Goldrush began in 1851, Melboune boomed. The city has many gracious buildings rertained from that era, when Melboune was the Queen City of the South. Some are well-known, such as the Queen Victoria Market, known as the Vic Market, and the decorative Block Arcade, one of the finest buildings remaining from the early 1890s. Some places are off-the-track secrets, that a llocal can point out to you. An urban adventure has many aspects, there's something for everyone..