Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne by Robyn Annear

By Robyn Annear

Just a bit method down Collins road, beside Henry Buck's, is a ceaselessly darkish yet sheltered laneway referred to as Equitable position. right here you will discover a few locations to devour and drink. Settle your self within the window of 1, close your eyes, and imagine this scene of yore …

In this much-loved e-book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that was once early Melbourne – from the arriving of white settlers in 1835 till the 1st gold rushes shook the city – and brings it to lifestyles in bright colour.

Bearbrass was once one of many neighborhood names wherein Melbourne was once recognized and Annear presents a desirable residing portrait of the streetlife of this city. In a full of life and interesting kind, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass together with her personal impressions and reviews of the fashionable urban, allowing Melburnians and viewers to visualize the early township and remind themselves of the wealthy historical past that lies underneath ultra-modern smooth metropolis.

The unique Bearbrass gained the A.A. Phillips Award for Australian stories within the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

‘... [Annear] writes with an historian's eye for element and an inherent ability for ironic statement. An affectionate trip, wealthy intimately and character.’ —The Age

Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in state 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 numerous items for The Monthly magazine.

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