Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Protective plastic covering. Date due slip on inside page. Wear to book corners and edges. Pages are sunned. Book is clean.
In this much-loved book, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that was early Melbourne – from the arrival of white settlers in 1835 until the first gold rushes shook the town.
Bearbrass was one of the local names by which Melbourne was known and Annear provides a fascinating living portrait of the street life of this town. In a lively and engaging style, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass with her own impressions and experiences of the modern city, enabling the reader to imagine the early township and the rich history that lies beneath today's modern metropolis. (https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/bearbrass)
Bearbrass won the A A Phillips Award for Australian Studies in the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.