Anyone who shares any affinity with the Victorian countryside of Australia will be familiar with the sweeping paddocks and clusters of gum trees flying past Ava Gardner’s windows in this shot. It’s a case of things change yet things stay the same: those paddocks, through droughts and floods, probably remain, repeating themselves clone-like across the state’s hills and valleys… and there’s still no more stylish a way to drive roads like those than with a convertible Austin, a classic trenchcoat, headscarf and dark sunglasses.

Wayne Miller took this shot in 1959.

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