REMEMBERING MELBOURNE 1850-1960.

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Authors: Richard Broome, Richard Barnden, Don Gibb, Don Garden, Elisabeth Jackson and Judith Smart.

Every house and every business in Melbourne should have a copy of this magnificent homage to a marvellous city. 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 graceful nineteenth century city. This book captures what has been lost and forgotten, concealed and overlaid, demolished and reborn, in the transformation of a city’s buildings and streetscapes. Each chapter is introduced by a short essay written by an expert, catching the essence of that precinct. These authoritative introductions provide a context for the magnificent photographs to follow. There are also introductory chapters on Aboriginal Melbourne, 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 first half of this book looks lovingly at Melbourne’s inner city which is examined street by street. The second half goes further afield and there are chapters looking at Brighton, Brunswick, Camberwell-Hawthorn-Balwyn, Canterbury, Carlton, Coburg, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Essendon, Fitzroy, Footscray, Heidelberg, Kew, Malvern, Middle Park, North & West Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Sunshine & district and Surrey Hills.

This book is a priceless trove of a city’s memory.

$35 for each book picked up from the RHSV
(239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000)

This book is part of a CHISTMAS BUNDLE. Click here to see! 

$35.00

59 in stock (can be backordered)

Book Reviews 1 review for REMEMBERING MELBOURNE 1850-1960.

  1. Anthony ‘Tony’ Lambides-Turner

    To all members and historians who have a passion for ole’ Melbourne Town’s buildings and streets; for all those who wish to view and retain these historic images in one book; Thoroughly reccomend; “Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960” Magnificent Photographs of a past golden era, Photo captions; compliment with precise factual descriptions and dated. A Big Thank you to dedicated Authors; Richard Broome, Richard Barnden, Don Garden, Don Gibb, Elisabeth Jackson & Judith Smart; Royal Historical Society of Victoria RHSV; ISBN 9781925385274, to all Melbourne City, history lovers & researchers, would make an excellent Christmas present, it is only $35 and full archival photos, thank you, Anthony ‘Tony’ Lambides- Turner, Korumburra & District Historical Society, Past President, 2022. Rating 95%

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Authors: Richard Broome, Richard Barnden, Don Gibb, Don Garden, Elisabeth Jackson and Judith Smart.

Every house and every business in Melbourne should have a copy of this magnificent homage to a marvellous city. 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 graceful nineteenth century city. This book captures what has been lost and forgotten, concealed and overlaid, demolished and reborn, in the transformation of a city’s buildings and streetscapes. Each chapter is introduced by a short essay written by an expert, catching the essence of that precinct. These authoritative introductions provide a context for the magnificent photographs to follow. There are also introductory chapters on Aboriginal Melbourne, 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 first half of this book looks lovingly at Melbourne’s inner city which is examined street by street. The second half goes further afield and there are chapters looking at Brighton, Brunswick, Camberwell-Hawthorn-Balwyn, Canterbury, Carlton, Coburg, Collingwood, East Melbourne, Essendon, Fitzroy, Footscray, Heidelberg, Kew, Malvern, Middle Park, North & West Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Sunshine & district and Surrey Hills.

This book is a priceless trove of a city’s memory.

$35 for each book picked up from the RHSV
(239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000)

This book is part of a CHISTMAS BUNDLE. Click here to see! 

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Weight 2.4 kg
Dimensions 29.5 × 25 × 3.5 cm

Book Reviews 1 review for REMEMBERING MELBOURNE 1850-1960.

  1. Anthony ‘Tony’ Lambides-Turner

    To all members and historians who have a passion for ole’ Melbourne Town’s buildings and streets; for all those who wish to view and retain these historic images in one book; Thoroughly reccomend; “Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960” Magnificent Photographs of a past golden era, Photo captions; compliment with precise factual descriptions and dated. A Big Thank you to dedicated Authors; Richard Broome, Richard Barnden, Don Garden, Don Gibb, Elisabeth Jackson & Judith Smart; Royal Historical Society of Victoria RHSV; ISBN 9781925385274, to all Melbourne City, history lovers & researchers, would make an excellent Christmas present, it is only $35 and full archival photos, thank you, Anthony ‘Tony’ Lambides- Turner, Korumburra & District Historical Society, Past President, 2022. Rating 95%

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