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    Melbourne (City) (Hardback) By (author) Sophie Cunningham

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    DescriptionSophie Cunningham writes a year in the city's life, a year that takes us from the heatwave that culminated on Black Saturday when temperatures soared to 47 degrees to the destructive deluge of a hailstorm. She walks through Melbourne's oldest suburb to its largest market, she goes to the footy and to the comedy festival, she talks publishing and learns how to use a letterpress. Along the way she journeys deep into her own recollections of the city she grew up in, and tells stories from its history: the theft of Picasso's Weeping Woman, the Hoddle Street massacre, William Barak's trek from Healesville, the Westgate Bridge Disaster, the high drama of the 1970 and 2009 AFL grand finals and the Market Murders of the sixties. She strolls by Melbourne's rivers and creeks while considering the history of the wetlands and river that sit at Melbourne's heart. She clambers through the drains that lie beneath. For it is water - the corralling of it, the excess of it, the squandering of it, the lack of it - that defi nes Melbourne's history, its present and its future. Like the book? Join the conversation on Twitter. #melbournebook


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    Title
    Melbourne
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Cunningham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742231389
    ISBN 10: 1742231381
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, WQH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13180
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBFV
    LC classification: DU
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000, HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 919
    DC22: 994.51
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBFV
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: WTM, WQH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF-AU-V
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    UNSW Press
    Imprint name
    UNSW Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Sophie Cunninghamis the former editor of "Meanjin Quarterly "and a former publisher for Allen & Unwin, Penguin, and McPhee Gribble. She is the author of "Bird" and "Geography" and her work has been included in "The Best Australian Essays 2000" and "The Best Australian Fiction."