The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne
By (author) Graeme Davison
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Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne by Graeme Davison
Book DescriptionIn the 1880s, a generation after the gold rushes, Melbourne rose to become Australia's most populous, modern and self-consciously 'metropolitan' city. Its offices and warehouses leapt skyward, its suburbs sprawled and the tentacles of its commerce reached across the continent. In the 1890s, the housing boom burst, depression struck and Melbourne's population and influence declined. In this classic work of Australian social history, Graeme Davison explores the economic, political, social and cultural consequences of the meteoric rise, and calamitous fall, of the city dubbed Marvellous Melbourne'. Twenty-six years after this much-acclaimed book was first published, Davison offers a reappraisal of his original ideas in a new preface and epilogue. The book has also been enhanced by a series of picture essays exploring the response of contemporary artists and photographers to the transformation of city and suburbs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522851236
(154mm x 244mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Graeme Davison
Formerly assistant editor of Historical Studies, Graeme Davison was elected Victorian Rhodes Scholar in 1964 and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, from 1964 to 1966. From 1966 to 1969 he was Research Scholar in History at the Australian National University and since 1969 has been Lecturer, and later Senior Lecturer, in History at the University of Melbourne where he taught a course in comparative urban history.
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