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The Resource Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham

Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham

Label
Melbourne
Title
Melbourne
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Cunningham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sophie Cunningham writes a year in the city's life, a year that takes us from the heatwave that culminated on Black Saturday when temperatures soared to 47 degrees to the destructive deluge of a hailstorm. She walks through Melbournes oldest suburb to its largest market, she goes to the footy and to the comedy festival, she talks publishing and learns how to use a letterpress. Along the way she journeys deep into her own recollections of the city she grew up in, and tells stories from its history: the theft of Picasso's Weeping Woman, the Hoddle Street massacre, William Barak's trek from Healesville, the Westgate Bridge Disaster, the high drama of the 1970 and 2009 AFL grand finals and the Market Murders of the sixties. She strolls by Melbourne's rivers and creeks while considering the history of the wetlands and river that sit at Melbourne's heart. She clambers through the drains that lie beneath. For it is water the corralling of it, the excess of it, the squandering of it, the lack of it that defines Melbourne's history, its present and its future
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10026515
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, Sophie
Dewey number
994.51
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cities series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Wildfires
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
general
Label
Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 284-290
Control code
000046489465
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9781742231389
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Melbourne, Sophie Cunningham
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 284-290
Control code
000046489465
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9781742231389
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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