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Title: Missing Voices. "The Birth of Melbourne" by Tim Flannery (ed) and "Radical Melbourne: A Secret History" by Jeff Sparrow and Jill Sparrow. [review]
Authors: Birch, Tony
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
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Issue Date: Feb-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Birch, Tony 2003. Missing Voices. Review of "The Birth of Melbourne" by Tim Flannery (ed) and "Radical Melbourne: A Secret History" by Jeff Sparrow and Jill Sparrow. 'Australian Book Review', No 248, February, 33-34.
Series/Report no.: No 248
Abstract: In "Radical Melbourne: A Secret History", Jeff and Jill Sparrow map the 'radical' history of Melbourne, with visits to fifty sites throughout the city. Uncovering layers of paint, advertising hoardings, demolitions and retro-fits, they expose a past that has too often escaped the eye of more official and Establishment-conscious commemoration in Melbourne."The Birth of Melbourne," a collection of nineteenth-century documentary sources that also deals with Melbourne, has been edited by the 'naturalist, explorer and writer' Tim Flannery, who has also written a 'pre-history' introductory essay for the book. It provides a rich insight into Melbourne's colonial past, although the text privileges the narratives of Melbourne's colonial kingpins, such as John Batman, Robert Hoddle and an array of booster journalists.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1346
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 248 - February 2003

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