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Birth Of Melbourne, The - Tim Flannery

Birth Of Melbourne, The

Paperback Published: 30th November 2004
ISBN: 9781877008894
Number Of Pages: 416

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In 1835 John Batman sailed up the Yarra and was astonished by the beauty of the land. It was a temperate Kakadu, teeming with wildlife and with soils rich enough to spawn pastoral empires. With the discovery of gold, the city was transformed almost overnight into 'marvellous Melbourne'. And yet, as Tim Flannery writes, the price paid was environmental ruin and the tragic loss of societies which had flourished on Port Phillip Bay for millennia.The Birth of Melbourne includes voices that range from tribal elders to Chinese immigrants, from governors to criminals. Among many others, John Pascoe Fawkner, Georgiana McCrae, J. B. Were, Antoine Fauchery, Ned Kelly, Marcus Clarke, Anthony Trollope and Rudyard Kipling contribute to this biography of our most surprising city.

ISBN: 9781877008894
ISBN-10: 1877008893
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 30th November 2004
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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Tim Flannery

About the Author


Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.

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