By Robyn Annear
In this much-loved e-book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that used to be early Melbourne – from the coming 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 through which Melbourne was once identified and Annear presents a desirable dwelling portrait of the streetlife of this city. In a full of life and fascinating sort, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass along with her personal impressions and reports of the trendy urban, permitting Melburnians and viewers to visualize the early township and remind themselves of the wealthy background that lies underneath modern day 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 element and an aptitude for ironic commentary. An affectionate trip, wealthy intimately and character.’ —The Age
Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in kingdom Victoria with a person else's husband. She is the writer of A urban misplaced and located, Bearbrass, not anything yet Gold, the fellow Who misplaced Himself, and Fly a insurgent Flag. She has additionally written a number of items for The Monthly magazine.
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