By Robyn Annear
In this much-loved booklet, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that used to be early Melbourne – from the arriving of white settlers in 1835 till the 1st gold rushes shook town – and brings it to existence in bright colour.
Bearbrass used to be one of many neighborhood names during which Melbourne was once identified and Annear offers a desirable residing portrait of the streetlife of this city. In a full of life and fascinating variety, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass along with her personal impressions and stories of the fashionable urban, permitting Melburnians and viewers to visualize the early township and remind themselves of the wealthy historical past that lies underneath state-of-the-art sleek metropolis.
The unique Bearbrass gained the A.A. Phillips Award for Australian reports within the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.
‘... [Annear] writes with an historian's eye for aspect and an aptitude for ironic statement. An affectionate trip, wealthy intimately and character.’ —The Age
Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in kingdom Victoria with anyone else's husband. She is the writer of A urban misplaced and located, Bearbrass, not anything yet Gold, the guy Who misplaced Himself, and Fly a insurgent Flag. She has additionally written a number of items for The Monthly magazine.
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