Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960

Book - 2016
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Melbourne has been reshaped since the 1950s, the completion of ICI House in 1958 being symbolic of the glass tower revolution that changed the face of this magnificent 19th-century city. This book Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960, captures what has been lost and forgotten, concealed and overlaid, demolished and reborn, in the transformation of a city's buildings and streetscapes. Each street and suburb is introduced by a short essay written by an expert, catching the essence of that precinct. These authoritative introductions, written by over 30 history practitioners working pro bono, provide a context for the magnificent photographs to follow. There are also introductory chapters on Aboriginal Melbourne, on how the city was shaped, on the city and suburbs as a whole, and on how Melbourne and suburbs were captured by the camera, which was born at the same time as the city. The book, an imaginative collaboration by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and the QBD, and based on the voluntary efforts of over 100 people, has established a new benchmark in recording the early history of one of the world's most liveable cities.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Royal Society Society of Victoria Inc., 2016.
Melbourne, Victoria, Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781925385274
Characteristics: 366 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 30 cm.


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