Digging People Up For Coal

Digging People Up For Coal

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This book is about the birth, life and loss of Yallourn. It brings to life the impact of the town, and of its demise, on the individuals who lived there and on the community they created - a community which still exists vividly in memory and imagination. In Digging Up People for Coal, Fletcher looks at the intensity of the grief people feel for lost places, and at the creativity that can emanate from destruction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 161 x 234.2 x 17.5mm | 498.96g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 20pl
  • 0522849784
  • 9780522849783
  • 1,403,364

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Meredith Fletcher s story of a town obliterated is a particularly important contribution to local history. Incisive and accessible, it covers the ideologies that influenced the creation and destruction of the town, conveys a sense of what it was like to live there, and elaborates the commemorative mythologies that have flourished since its demise. "The Age""
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About Meredith Fletcher

Dr Meredith Fletcher is Director of the Centre for Gippsland Studies at Monash University's Gippsland Campus. Her books include Avon to the Alps: A History of the Shire of Avon (1988) and Strathfieldsaye, A History and Guide (1992) and she is the editor of the innovative Gippsland Heritage Journal.
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