Making Modern Melbourne

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Arcade Publications, 2008 - Cities and towns - 158 pages
'You can read the past in this city, if you know where to look.' An accessible and entertaining palm-sized mini-history with 50-plus black & white images, from the State Library of Victoria's pictures collection and contemporary photographers. From the publisher that brought you the bite-sized biography of eccentric Melbournian E. W. Cole comes a microcosmic history of Melbourne itself. In Making Modern Melbourne, Jenny Lee charts the city's story from illegal village to modern metropolis, sampling the marvellous and not-so-marvellous moments and reintroducing some of the unconventional characters who've shaped 'the Queen city of the South'. 'Jenny Lee loves Melbourne. Her book comes as a small revelation, showing us the city growing up before our eyes.' - Robyn Annear

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About the author (2008)

Jenny Lee is a marketing consultant and writer who lives in Boston.

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