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New City

New City

by Ian Morrison
     
 
The photographs in this collection depict Melbourne and its suburbs at the height of the land boom of the 1880s. Places captured include the University of Melbourne, Botanic Gardens, and Port Phillip Bay as well as shops, offices, and hotels in the central city. Accompanying scholarly commentaries highlight different dimensions of the photographs, including

Overview

The photographs in this collection depict Melbourne and its suburbs at the height of the land boom of the 1880s. Places captured include the University of Melbourne, Botanic Gardens, and Port Phillip Bay as well as shops, offices, and hotels in the central city. Accompanying scholarly commentaries highlight different dimensions of the photographs, including architectural details, economic aspects of development, and changes in the landscape over time. Also included are images of people crossing streets and vehicles in motion that offer insight into the culture and politics at the time of the land boom, which, shortly after these pictures were taken, collapsed into the devastating depression of the 1890s.


About the Author:
Ian Morrison is the curator of Australiana at the University of Melbourne Library and the editor of the Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin. He is the author of The Publishing Industry in Colonial Australia and Australian Almanacs 1806-1930: A Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522850734
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Land Boom Melbourne in the Photographs of Charles Bristow Walker Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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