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City Lost & Found : Whelan The Wrecker's Melbourne, A - Annear Robyn

City Lost & Found

Whelan The Wrecker's Melbourne, A

Paperback Published: 26th March 2014
ISBN: 9781863956505
Number Of Pages: 320

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The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992). Its famous sign - 'Whelan the Wrecker is Here' on a pile of shifting rubble - was a laconic masterpiece and served as a vital sign of the city's progress. It's no stretch to say that over three generations, the Whelan family changed the face of Melbourne, demolishing hundreds of buildings in the central city alone. In A City Lost and Found, Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the city laid bare by their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Melbourne's building sites and their many incarnations. This is a book about the making - and remaking - of a city. 'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block . . . and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.' Herald, 1925.

ISBN: 9781863956505
ISBN-10: 1863956506
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th March 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2

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