Antique shops abound in Melbourne and one need not go far in order to find one and explore its treasures at leisure. Whilst Australia is a relatively young country, and therefore finds it easier to look ahead to the future, the population has also many ties to the past, with its multicultural heritage playing a very important role in shaping its future. Antique objects are a very important bridge to the past and family keepsakes handed down the generations or acquired at a shop are a powerful reminder of a family's past memories and history.
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