BEARBRASS IMAGINING EARLY MELBOURNE

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Bearbrass

Author : Robyn Annear
ISBN : 9781922231574
Genre : History
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“Just a little way down Collins Street, beside Henry Buck's, is a perpetually dark but sheltered laneway called Equitable Place. Here you'll find a number of places to eat and drink. Settle yourself in the window of one, shut your eyes, and picture this scene of yore ...” In this much-loved book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that was early Melbourne – from the arrival of white settlers in 1835 until the first gold rushes shook the town – and brings it to life in vivid colour. Bearbrass was one of the local names by which Melbourne was known and Annear provides a fascinating living portrait of the streetlife of this town. In a lively and engaging style, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass with her own impressions and experiences of the modern city, enabling Melburnians and visitors to imagine the early township and remind themselves of the rich history that lies beneath today's modern metropolis. The original Bearbrass won the A.A. Phillips Award for Australian Studies in the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. “... [Annear] writes with an historian's eye for detail and a flair for ironic observation. An affectionate journey, rich in detail and character.” – The Age Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in country Victoria with somebody else's husband. She is the author of A City Lost and Found, Bearbrass, Nothing But Gold, The Man Who Lost Himself, and Fly a Rebel Flag. She has also written several pieces for The Monthly magazine.
Category: History

Neo Victorian Cities

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ISBN : 9789004292338
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nineteenth-century metropolises continue to actively haunt present-day cityscapes, informing our kaleidoscopic engagements with postmodern urbanity in aesthetic, affective, and cognitive as well as physical and sensual terms. This volume explores the complex forms of urban representation in neo-Victorian practice.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Commonwealth Block Melbourne

Author : Tim Murray, Kristal Buckley, Sarah Hayes, Geoff Hewitt, Justin McCarthy, Richard Mackay, Barbara Minchinton, Charlotte Smith, Jeremy Smith and Bronwyn Woff
ISBN : 9781743323694
Genre : Social Science
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For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street – locally known as ‘Little Lon’ – was notorious as a foul slum and brothel district, occupied by the itinerant and the criminal. The stereotype of ‘slumdom’ defined ‘Little Lon’ in the minds of Melbournians, and became entrenched in Australian literature and popular culture. The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne tells a different story. This ground-breaking book reports on almost three decades of excavations conducted on the Commonwealth Block – the area of central Melbourne bordered by Little Lonsdale, Lonsdale, Exhibition and Spring streets. Since the 1980s, archaeologists and historians have pieced together the rich and complex history of this area, revealing a working-class and immigrant community that was much more than just a slum. The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne delves into the complex social, cultural and economic history of this forgotten community. Each chapter is authored by researchers who were responsible for the management and execution of the excavations and analysis of the Block. The authors outline the history and methodology of each stage of the project, and consider changes in theory and method (and inspiration and aspiration) in response to other studies, and to the changing disciplinary context of urban archaeology. This book makes an important contribution to the archaeology of the modern city.
Category: Social Science

The Prince And The Assassin

Author : Steve Harris
ISBN : 9781925556155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour, only for Australia's overwhelming joy of having the first Royal on its shores jolted by his decadent behaviour, then shocked by an attempted assassination by a man trained as a priest. The British Empire's youngest and most distant outpost found itself at the epicentre of a new crime and empirical fears about the first inter-continental terrorist group, a conspiracy and a 'lone wolf '. In a resulting 'reign of terror' extraordinary steps were taken to safeguard security with laws on treason and sedition which even the Queen felt went too far, and the would-be assassin was hastily executed in a miscarriage of justice led by opportunistic politicians. This is an extraordinary and atmospheric weaving of the stories - some detailed for the first time - of royal intrigue, sexual appetite, religious bigotry, patriotic vengeance, naked ambition, national security and moral panic. They are stories of royals, immigrants, archbishops, republicans and the founding fathers of Australia and issues that remain with us today. Drawing on Royal, British and Australian archives, the compelling narrative embraces a pivotal time in the evolution of Australia, and on the 150th anniversary reveals how a minute of madness rocked the country to its foundations, with a legacy which helped shape Australia's history and continues to influence and challenge us today. Revelations & insights in The Prince and the Assassin:- Prince Alfred's spare heir upbringing as 'the chosen one' and prospective King of Australia- Sexually decadent royal behaviour- An historic tour which became the model for 50 subsequent royal tours to Australia- Religious bigotry, violence and death in early Australia- How a young migrant trained and destined to be a priest became an assassin- How the biggest crime in Australia shocked, shamed, terrorised and divided the country- How Henry Parkes, 'founder of federation', suppressed and doctored evidence, hired private spies and criminals for political advantage- Australia suppressing civil liberties, even making it a crime of treason to discuss republicanism and to not drink a toast to the Queen- Australian Catholics accused of disloyalty and an Archbishop conspiring against the Government- Australia's most sensational trial, one of injustice and vengeance for a crime not on the Empire's capital list- Alfred appealing for his would-be killer to not be executed- An Australian Government accused of promoting fear for political advantage and committing treason and fraud
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Melbourne

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ISBN : 1864501243
Genre : Travel
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Inner-city Melbourne has been rediscovered with a new wave of cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Cut to the chase with this indispensable guide to all things edible, drinkable, seeable and wearable. -- 24-page colour map section to the city and inner suburbs -- restaurant section to satisfy the most discerning of palates -- Melbourne by night: from vodka martinis to cool jazz to performing arts -- budget to boutique: the best on where to puff your pillow -- how to blaze a trail along the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas
Category: Travel

Victoria

Author : Mark Armstrong
ISBN : 0864423616
Genre : Victoria
File Size : 31.75 MB
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This volume offers coverage of the best galleries, gardens, wineries and festivals. It includes details of Melbourne's restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, and information on Victoria's extensive national park system, outdoor activities such as bushwalking skiing and whitewater rafting
Category: Victoria

Victoria

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105110229247
Genre : Victoria
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Victoria, Australia, is home to the Melbourne headquarters of Lonely Planet. This wonderful travel guide includes new chapters on outdoor activities such as bushwalking, camping, skiing and rock climbing; an accomodation recommendation to suit all budgets; a guide to Melbourne's restuarants, shopping areas, spectator sports and night life; and more. Color photos, maps.
Category: Victoria