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Adrift in Melbourne : Seven Walks with Robyn Annear - Robyn Annear

Adrift in Melbourne

Seven Walks with Robyn Annear

By: Robyn Annear

Hardcover | 30 November 2021

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Take a walk through Melbourne's streets and discover a world of fascinating historical tidbits with renowned writer and history buff Robyn Annear.

Melbourne's streets have always been marvellous-but the proud facades of the nineteenth-century boom aren't the half of it.
  • What about the stories behind them?
  • The great corset scandal of Melbourne's belle epoque;
  • The heritage-listed toilets out the back of the Rialto;
  • The exploits of the women who ran the brothels in Little Lonsdale Street;
  • The reason George Mallaby starred in Homicide wearing a hat two sizes too small.
This book contains a series of walks created by Robyn Annear to showcase the hidden histories we might scurry past every day, the buildings now gone and the extraordinary characters who inhabited them.

Charming, erudite and frankly gossipy, Annear's highly entertaining guide to Melbourne past and present need not be experienced on the move. But whether you enjoy it from a tram stop or an armchair, Adrift in Melbourne will inspire you to unleash your inner fl neur on the lurking surprises of this great city.

About the Author

Robyn Annear is the author of five books of history, including Bearbrass- Imagining Early Melbourne and Nothing but Gold- The Diggers of 1852.

Her podcast 'Nothing on TV' presents stories from Trove historical newspapers.

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