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By Robyn Annear

ISBN-10: 1863956557

ISBN-13: 9781863956550

Just a bit manner down Collins road, beside Henry Buck's, is a endlessly darkish yet sheltered laneway referred to as Equitable position. right here you will find a couple of areas to consume 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 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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