Whilst on a trip to Melbourne in early 2018 I was able to briefly photograph around West Melbourne in spite of the heat. Whilst scoping the railyards I recalled that I had photographed in this area of North Melbourne under the Citylink freeway and along the Moonee Ponds Creek with Stuart Murdoch.
At the time I couldn't recall what year that was. I just recognised the area and I remembered walking around the area and recalled some of the images from that documentary photography photo session. Going through the archives upon my return to Adelaide I could see that I had been photographing around this area in 2012.
This time around I understood that I was photographing the remnants of industrial Melbourne. This was the Melbourne that I knew when I lived and worked there in the 1970s, and it was rapidly disappearing. Melbourne had successfully reinvented itself as a post industrial city and I was wandering amongst the left over bits or debris of industrial Melbourne. I was reconnecting with the Melbourne that I knew.