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Books about famous Melburnians
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Mirka Mora
Wicked but Virtuous, My Life

Mirka Mora
Viking
First published in 2000

In print

Few artists in Australia are held in such affectionate public regard as Mirka Mora. Even fewer have had such an amazing life. Narrowly avoiding Auschwitz during the Second World War, she left France in the early 1950s with her husband Georges and settled in Melbourne.
There they ran three landmark café-restaurants which became magnets for artists, writers and intellectuals – a slice of Paris’s Left Bank in an otherwise staid and provincial Melbourne.
The Mirka Café was not just a fantastic place to be, it was the impetus for the revival of the Contemporary Art Society, which in turn led to the establishment of the acclaimed Museum of Modern Art at Heide.

Wicked But Virtuous is an eccentric autobiographical account of a life lived to the utmost.

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MacRobertson
The Chocolate King

Jill Robertson
Lothian Books
First published in 2004

In print

MacRobertson: The Chocolate King details the life of Macpherson Robertson, an extraordinary productive and interesting man, who gave Australia Cherry Ripe bars and Freddo chocolate frogs, and was the founder of MacRobertson’s confectionery company.
Jill Robertson tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who gave his name to an airline, a school, a massive tract of Antarctica, and most importantly, a company that for decades provided the standard against which all others of its kind were judged.

A great biography about a complex and inspirational man. :)

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Sidney Myer

Ambrose Pratt
Quartet Books Australia PTY LTD
First published in 1978

Out of print

This is the story of Sidney Myer, the penniless migrant boy who founded a multi-million-dollar Australian merchandising empire based in Melbourne.
It is hard for us to understand a man who lived his life as if it were a novel, with panache, steadfastness and a passion. A man incomprehensible to us in his upbringing and his success, a man truly benevolent who yet benefited by the great tragedies of his time – the first World War and the Depression. But through the eyes of his contemporary Ambrose Pratt we see him – a shooting star who bequeathed an institution.

One can only wish that such a man was still alive today.
Another different biography on Sydney Myer has been recently published as well.


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Monash
The Outsider Who Won a War

Roland Perry
Random House Australia
First published in 2004

In print

Australian General Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German High Commands of World War I failed to gain ascendancy after four years of unprecedented slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win major battles that forced Germany to capitulate.
An engineer by training, Monash applied the same skills to planning major battles as he did to building countless bridges in Australia when making his fortune before the war. Yet his success was due to so much more. He was a layer who excelled as an expert witness, and a renaissance man who new as much about theatre and music as he did about weaponry and military history.

A hero, a great leader, an innovator and a Melburnian. :)

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Cole of the Book Arcade
A Biography of E.W. Cole

Cole Turnley
Cole Publications
First published in 1974

Out of print

Despite the popularity of innumerable published features on Cole over the years, no book-length, empathetic study of the man, his motivations and his background has previously appeared. This incredible gap in the annals of Australiana has been rectified at long last – just 101 years after he displayed his first rainbow.
In keeping with the spirit of his great old funny Picture books, it is a work abundant with intriguing and diverting pictures; and written by the same grandson who produced Cole’s Funny Picture Book No.3

A great eccentric Melburnian, I wish his book arcade was still around.

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The Life & Adventures of William Buckley

Tim Flannery
The Text Publishing Company
First published in 2002

In print

‘At 2:00pm on Sunday, 6 July 1835, a giant of a man shambled into the camp left by John Batman at indented Head near Geelong… he was six foot five and seven-eighths inches tall (198 cm) in his bare feet. Though clearly a European, and “well proportioned… with an erect military gait” the visitor spoke not a word of English, instead, he pointed to a tattoo on his arm, which bore the initials WB alongside crudely executed figures of the sun, moon and a possum-like creature. Then, when he was given a slice from a loaf, the word “bread” broke suddenly-almost involuntarily-from his lips.
‘Over the following weeks… fragments of this stranger’s history were revealed. His name he said, was William Buckley, and he had been living with the Aborigines for so long he had lost track of time… What he told of his life in the wilds of Victoria so amazed those who heard him that he soon became celebrated as “the wild white man”. He was, according to his contemporary and biographer James Bonwick, one of the most “wonderful characters” that Australian history has ever produced.’

Great story, William Buckley is one of Melbourne’s if not Australia’s most fascinating historic figures!

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Read this over the weekend.

Fascinating read and well worth a look.

Amazing (and depressing & infuriating) just how many buildings have been lost in the Melbourne CBD over the years.


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Historical Sketch of Victoria


James Smith
Lansdowne Press
First published in 1886

Out of print

The Historical Sketch of Victoria covers the period from 1803 and the first, abortive, settlement of Lieutenant-Governor Collins, to about 1886.
It has been adapted, as a small-scale facsimile, from the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, which was originally published in 1886 to celebrate those first hundred years of the founding of Australia.

The engravings are superb and the detail in the Melbourne chapter is great!

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Carlton & Parkville sketchbook

Drawings by:
Bill Beasley

Text by:
Brian McKinley

Rigby
First published in 1976

Out of print

Carlton and Parkville are two of Melbourne’s best-known suburbs. Most of Carlton’s buildings were constructed during the full flowering of the Victorian era, when pomp and ceremony were integral parts of life. This can still be sensed in the lavishly decorated squares and streets, where even the smallest cottage has its frills of cast iron lace.
Parkville’s name derives from the large park which lies along its western side.
In this book Brian McKinlay has selected twenty-nine historic buildings and other features of Carlton and Parkville, and told their colourful stories.

OK sketches, great stories.

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Brighton sketchbook

Drawings by:
Arno Roger-Genersh

Text by:
James Preston

Rigby
First published in 1974

Out of print

Brighton, on the sea coast of Victoria, has grown like the Tasmanian Blue Gum that stands at the corner of Dendy and Church Streets. During the 1840s the tree was a sapling which looked out over the scattered buildings of the infant town. In those days Brighton was a haven for city businessmen who displayed their wealth to the world through the homes they built.
Brighton is rich in history and still rich in fine old buildings, of which a number are described and illustrated in this book.

OK sketches and as usual, great stories.

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St Kilda Road sketchbook

Drawings by:
Bill Brodie

Text by:
James Preston

Rigby
First published in 1979

Out of print

St Kilda Road, which runs south-east from Princes Bridge to St Kilda Junction and beyond, is one Melbourne’s best-known boulevards. Along its length flows a never-ending stream of traffic divided by the twin tracks of the electric trams which now serve what was once Melbourne’s longest cable-tram route.
The many interesting buildings along St Kilda Road include the Arts Centre, the Victoria Barracks, office buildings, apartment buildings and some residences which still remain to reflect the tempo of life and gracious living of the past.

Ok sketches, great stories, love this series of books. :)

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Old Melbourne Town
Before the Gold Rush

Michael Cannon
Loch Haven Books
First published in 1991

Out of print

Melbourne’s early history is full of surprises. Before its transformation by the gold rush, the settlement was an ambitious township which had already endured one great land boom and bust. Prosperity returned, and the foundations of today’s city and suburbs were laid. For the first time, this book by a distinguished historian takes the reader behind the scenes to show what happened and why.

Michael Cannon is thorough and writes well.

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Melbourne After the Gold Rush

Michael Cannon
Loch Haven Books
First published in 1993

Out of print

Here is the long-awaited sequel to Michael Cannon’s trail-blazing book Old Melbourne Town Before the Gold Rush. This companion volume continues the story of our forbears’ work in developing an extraordinary metropolis – stimulated by the discovery of huge amounts of gold nearby. Within a few years Melbourne became Australia’s wealthiest and most advanced city. Every aspect of this astonishing change is covered, and brought to new life with glowing colour plates by contemporary artists.

It’s always a pleasure to read something by Cannon. :)

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Melbourne Australia

Gollings, Greene, Hopkins and Emery
Champion Productions
First published in 1992

Out of print

Melbourne in the 1990s is given unique expression in this book.
Melbourne Australia presents a confident and enterprising vision of a remarkable city. This book features the work of Melbourne photographer John Gollings, who has received international recognition for his imaging of cities.

Another book by the team of Gollings, Greene and Hopkins. :)

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Harold Desbrowe-Annear
A Life in Architecture

Harriet Edquist
Miegunyah Press
First published in 2004

In print

Harold Desbrowe-Annear was an enigma: an architect who counted among his clients some of Melbourne’s wealthiest families and among his friends a wide range of bohemian artists and writers. In this beautifully illustrated and highly readable biography. Harriet Edquist explores both the multifaceted work and unconventional life of this intriguing man, a life that was sometimes scandalous and always eventful.

One of Melbourne’s greatest ever architects, need I say more. :)

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Port of Melbourne
1835 - 1976

Olaf Ruhen
CASSELL Australia
First published in 1976

Out of print

Port of Melbourne 1835 - 1976 is the story of the many challenges and difficulties encountered and the successes registered in the building of a port which in many ways is Australia’s greatest terminal.

Everything you wanted to know about the Port of Melbourne and were afraid to ask. :)

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Melbourne
in colour and black and white

Alan Stirling
Lansdowne Press
First published in 1967

Out of print

Melbourne in colour and black-and-white presents the many moods of a great city: Collins Street, with its atmosphere reminiscent of Paris yet typically Australian; the Melbourne Cup racing carnival with its contingent of international socialites; the beautiful parks and gardens that ring the metropolis.
These and the people who live in Melbourne, are the subject of this outstanding photographic essay by Australia’s leading photographers.

You’ve just got to check out this book for Melbourne’s swinging sixties scene, so cool. :)

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Footscray & Yarraville
A Pictorial Record

Design, editing and photography restoration: Roger Mitchell & Debra Frey
Fineline Printing Australia Pty Ltd
First published in 2005

In print

A quality publication by the Footscray Historical society Inc with photographs coming from their archives.

A great coffee-table book, I wish all Suburban based pictorial records were as good as this. :)

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Fitzroy
Melbourne’s First Suburb

Cutten History Committee of the Fitzroy History Society
Melbourne University Press
First published in 1989

Out of print

Brought together by their interest in Fitzroy, contributors to this book include architects, historians and those who have participated in Fitzroy’s history.

The first general history of Fitzroy, for anyone interested in the changing face of Melbourne’s urban life. :)

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Flinders St Station
Melbourne’s Taj Mahal

Marc Fiddian
Galaxy Print and Design
First published in 2003

In print

Whether it’s a packed station or an empty station, there’s something to stir the memory at Flinders St railway stastion. While essentially a station serving the suburban network, it nevertheless ranks as one of the world’s great railway terminals.

Pocket size and although the photographs could have been printed better, the book is well researched.

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The First Electric Road
A history of the Box Hill and Doncaster tramway

Robert Green
John Mason Press
First published in 1989

In print

The history of the first electric tramway in Australia, and the southern hemisphere, is a fascinating glimpse of the conflicts and challenges faced by the promoters of the Box Hill and Doncaster tramline together with the residents, businessmen, politicians, orchadists, passengers, and all the other people who became involved.

The intriguing saga in Melbourne’s first electric tramline.

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Destination City

Norman Cross, Dale Budd, Randall Wilson
Transit Australia Publishing
First published in 1954

In print

DESTINATION CITY has been a valued reference source on the history and development of Melbourne’s distinctive electric trams for nearly 40 years. Updated, expanded and revised with a new format and structure, the fifth edition is essential reading for all those interested in tramways and the light rail scene.

Everything you wanted to know about Melbourne’s electric trams up until 1993.

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Trams and Streetscapes
Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s

Emile D. Badawy and John Sargent
Train Hobby Publications
First published in 2000

In print

Melbourne’s electric tramway system is well known throughout the world, not least for the fact that it has survived the ‘rationalisation’ of the Victorian public transport system almost intact. The Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board’s most famous assets were, without doubt, the many W class trams, representatives that can sometimes be seen in service today. These trams ae featured, along with many of their four wheel predecessors, in this tramway profile book, showing Melbourne in the more leisurely era of the 1950s and 1960s.

If you love ogling photographs of Melbourne’s street scenes, especially ones showing trams from the 1950s and 1960s, then this is the book for you!

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More Trams and Streetscapes
Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s

Emile D. Badawy and John Sargent
Train Hobby Publications
First published in 2002

In print

A further collection of scenes of the city and metropolitan Melbourne, featuring its famous and much loved trams. These images from the 1950s and 1960s provide a fascinating look at the various types of trams which operated each day, against a background of buildings, motor cars, advertising and the way of of life that was Melbourne in this bygone era.

More trams and street scenes of Melbourne from the 1950s and 1960s, you just have to love that!

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The newly published Melbourne Design Guide includes a section on the built environment.

Viviane Stappmanns and Ewan McEoin (eds) (2007) The Melbourne Design Guide, 2nd edition, Melbourne: lab.3000.

http://melbournedesignguide.com

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Melbourne Illustrated
Present-Day Views

Osboldstone & Co. Pty. Ltd
First published in ~1920s

Out of print

It says: Souvenir of Melbourne. Containing the latest aerial and street views of the principal thoroughfares, buildings, river scenes, etc.

Published in the early 1920s, this was a real find for me, page after page of great photographs with the only let down being that it is a paperback and can easily be damaged.

If you come across this book, buy it!

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Vintage Melbourne
Beautiful buildings from Melbourne city centre

Peter Fischer / Susan Marsden

East Street Publications
First published in 2007

In print

Vintage Melbourne reveals 42 of the most beautiful and prominent buildings in the Melbourne city centre, each one selected for its visual and architectural interest.

The images have been digitally altered to allow the buildings to dominate the frame uncluttered, interesting in what was included and left out.

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Cedric Emanuel’s Melbourne Sketchbook

Drawings by:
Cedric Emanuel

Text by:
Andrew McKay

Rigby
First published in 1976

Out of print

“Who Founded Melbourne?” Andrew McKay asks in his text for this fine new addition to the Rigby Sketchbook series.
This challenging question, which he follows with the correct answer, is typical of a text which gives many fresh insights into Melbourne. The artist and author chose twenty-nine of the city’s outstanding architectural features for two specific qualifications: colourful background stories and appealing illustrative qualities.
While Cedric Emanuel set to work with pad and pencil, Andrew McKay researched the story details. The result is a delightful blend of graphic art and first-class storytelling.

A fascinating tour of Melbourne with great stories and great art.
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Images of Melbourne
A sketchbook of Melbourne’s history

Dacre Smyth

Dacre Smyth, Spectra Litho, M & M Binders
First published in 1998

Out of print

Dacre Smyth is a retired naval officer who has been painting for over thirty years.
This book of Melbourne paintings is in my opinion hios best among many he has printed.

Sublime collection of paintings that are also well annotated.
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IN TRUST
Anne Green

Boolarong Publications
First published in 1982

Out of print

With the aid of authentic National Trust classifications ‘In Trust’ makes fascinating reading as well as providing a superb collection of outstanding drawings.

I find Anne Green’s style of drawing interesting, the architecture is treated with respect, while the people in her art can be described as stylised charicatures, rather odd, but nice.
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Liardet’s water-colours of early Melbourne

Susan Adams and Weston Bate

Melbourne University Press
First published in 1972

Out of print

Liardet’s charming watewr-colours, here made available to the general public for the first time, are attractively displayed with a short account of Liardet’s eccentric life and the first stirrings of Melbourne. These reminiscences, painted late in the artist’s life, uniquely capture the mood of Melbourne before the gold rush.

Charming and quaint.
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Grand Dreams and Grand Men
The intriguing story of the Manchester Unity Building

Bill Hitchings

Caribou Publications Pty. Ltd.
First published in 1988

Out of print

Grand dreams and grand men will tantalize, fascinate, thrill and shock its readers.
Not just a historical book about bricks and mortar.
It is a beautifully-written chronicle of a “vertical village”; a book about tycoons, champions, fashion leaders, eccentrics, prime ministers, murderers, prostitutes, visionaries and ordinary down-to-earth people.

OK I guess, but would have preferred more on just the building.

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Melbourne
An Illustrated History

Brian Carroll

Lansdowne Press Pty Ltd
First published in 1972

Out of print

Melbourne emerges, in this illustrated chronicle, as a character – a creature of alternate moods of heroism and eccentricity, grace and rapacity as it suffers the vicissitudes of fortune.

Looks as though it was designed with the secondary high school student studying Melbourne’s History in mind.

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Welcome & Farewell
The story of Station Pier

Jill Barnard with Sonia Jennings

Arcadia an imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd
First published in 2004

In print

The Victorian Government commissioned Welcome & Farewell to celebrate the 150 years since the opening of the Railway Pier. In doing so, it was mindful that the story of the site is not limited to its contribution to national and state economies, or to its physical development. The Government wanted a history that would also speak to ordinary Victorians, and other Australians, of their own experiences of this significant place.

Everything you wanted to know about The Railway/Station Pier. :)

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Parkville
National Trust Inner Suburban Series

E.Graeme Robertson and Joan Robertson

Georgian House-Melbourne
First published in 1975

Out of print

Parkville deals with an inner Melbourne suburb as a total environment rather than describing only its architecture and ornamental cast iron.

Great photography and not just concentrating on the houses but, The University of Melbourne is also well covered. :)

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From Jolimont To Yering

Raymond Henderson

Breen Printing
First published in 2006

In print

After years of exhaustive research which has forged links with archives, other historians and family members in many parts of the world, Raymond Henderson has produced the definitive work on a family of Swiss vignerons who settled the Yarra Valley in the nineteenth century.

The most comprehensive history of the Yarra Valley you will find.

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Evolutionary Modernism
Daryl Jackson
65/05


Daryl Jackson

MUP Custom
First published in 2006

In print

Daryl Jackson’s influence on modern Australian architecture has been immense, In this elegant book, both the mind and the spirit of his oeuvre fairly leap from the pages. The range and diversity are simply stunning’.

County Court, WEHI, GeorgesII, Immigration Museum and the Great Southern Stand, need I say more?

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Works and Projects
Sean Godsell

Leon Van Schaik

Electa architecture
First published in 2005

In print

Sean Godsell was born in Melbournbe in 1960. He was educated at Xavier College in Melbourne and graduated with First Class Honours from the Universiy of Melbourne in 1984. Recepient of many architectural awards and designer of many well known dwellings such as Kew House, Carter/Tucker House and Woodleigh School Science Building. This book has them all.


Sean Godsell is one of the greatest practicing architects in Australia today, and this book is the definitive word on him.

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Victorian Railways
The way it was

Rod Davies and Frank Cross

Rail Publications
First published in 2002

In print

This book is a reflection of the Victorian Government Railways, in an era when a high level of esteem was afforded to the family of people who took pride of ownership in running the Railways.

This book with its collection of many high quality colour images, portrays aspects not seen today of the Victorian Railways and its employees.

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Wallpaper* City Guide
Melbourne

Phaidon
First published in 2007

In print

The Wallpaper* City Guide presents a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design-conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about one of the world’s most intoxicating cities.

Melbourne is"one of the best places to eat out in the world" - well, we already knew that, but now it's official, thanks to a new guide to our city from Wallpaper magazine, that arbiter of all that is hip. The guide is particularly admiring of our laneways, "a fascinating layer that, to the uninitiated, could be virtually undetectable", and suggests, with 24 hours to spend in Melbourne, visiting Marios cafe in Fitzroy, a stroll along nearby Gertrude Street followed by the art galleries along Flinders Lane, then dinner at Taxi Dining Room and bar-crawling in the city's laneways at night. :D
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Highlights
Victoria

Sally Hills, Hayley Norman and Linda Bottari

Fiona Schultz, New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
First published in 2007

In print

A pictorial souvenir of this dynamic and attractive state. From the energy of Docklands and Southbank to the peaceful Grampians, the laneway cafes to the Great Ocean Road.

Some very nice recent photographs of Melbourne.

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Hi forumers,

Does any of these books is showing the "Illoura"? It would be nice, if you can tell me!
By the way, I just ordered "trams and streetscapes of the 1950s and 1960s". I guess it´s a lovely gift for my parents.

Ollie


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