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Title: Light and Shade. "City of Light: A History of Perth Since the 1950s" by Jenny Gregory. [review]
Authors: Hutchison, David
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Swan River
Mount Eliza
Mt Eliza
Sir John Forrest
Stirling
Queen Elizabeth
British
Aborigines
East Perth
Swan Brewery
Aboriginal sacred site
Indigenous
gold boom
Alastair Hepburn
Professor Gordon Stephenson
Metropolitan Region Scheme
Narrows Bridge
St George's Terrace
Heritage Act
National Trust
Metropolitan Regional Planning Authority
David Carr
Paul Ritter
David Hutchison
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Hutchison, David 2004. Light and Shade. Review of "City of Light: A History of Perth Since the 1950s" by Jenny Gregory. 'Australian Book Review', No 259, March, 49.
Series/Report no.: No. 259
Abstract: Perth has been well served by its historians. C.T. Stannage’s "The People of Perth" (1979), a pioneering urban social history, covered the period to World War I, with a summary of developments into the 1970s. His work, because of ‘its sheer honesty did not win universal approval’. Jenny Gregory, following a lively prologue summarising the interwar years, concentrates on the period of rapid growth following World War II. She has been equally forthright. To their credit, the incumbent lord mayors welcomed the publication of both works. A brief review cannot do justice to a remarkable work. The author handles her material deftly, and the publishers have maintained their usual excellent standards.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/653
ISSN: 0155-2854
Appears in Collections:No 259 - March, 2004

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