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The Encyclopedia of Melbourne

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Great cities deserve great encyclopedias. A city is known by its past, its characteristic virtues and troubles, and its ways of life. 'Marvellous Melbourne' symbolises the achievements of Australian urbanisation and suburbanisation. The Encyclopedia of Melbourne reflects and encompasses the city's historical position as one of the world's pre-eminent nineteenth century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century's most liveable cities. Alphabetical entries range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics such as Architecture, Aboriginal Melbourne, Economy, Foundation and Early Settlement, Law and Order, Literature, Science, Sport, Suburbia, Theatre and Transport. Although Australia has long ranked amongst the world's most urbanised countries, no comparable reference work exists on any Australian metropolis.

Author Biography

Andrew Brown-May is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Melbourne. He has written extensively on the city of Melbourne and his books include Melbourne Street Life, Espresso! Melbourne Coffee Stories and Federation Square. Shurlee Swain is a Reader in History at the Australian Catholic University and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Melbourne. She has published widely in historical, child welfare and women's studies journals and co-written a number of books, the most recent of which are Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights and Confronting Cruelty.
Release date NZ
September 19th, 2005
Contributors
Edited by Andrew Brown-May Edited by Shurlee Swain
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
840
Dimensions
224x318x48
ISBN-13
9780521842341
Product ID
1772388

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