By Robyn Annear

Just a bit means down Collins highway, beside Henry Buck's, is a forever darkish yet sheltered laneway referred to as Equitable position. the following you will find a couple of areas to consume and drink. Settle your self within the window of 1, close your eyes, and imagine this scene of yore …

In this much-loved booklet, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that used to be early Melbourne – from the coming of white settlers in 1835 until eventually the 1st gold rushes shook the city – and brings it to existence in brilliant colour.

Bearbrass used to be one of many neighborhood names wherein Melbourne was once identified and Annear offers a desirable residing portrait of the streetlife of this city. In a full of life and fascinating kind, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass together with her personal impressions and stories of the fashionable urban, permitting Melburnians and viewers to visualize the early township and remind themselves of the wealthy historical past that lies underneath contemporary smooth metropolis.

The unique Bearbrass gained the A.A. Phillips Award for Australian experiences within the 1995 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

‘... [Annear] writes with an historian's eye for aspect and an aptitude for ironic remark. An affectionate trip, wealthy intimately and character.’ —The Age

Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in kingdom Victoria with a person else's husband. She is the writer of A urban misplaced and located, Bearbrass, not anything yet Gold, the fellow Who misplaced Himself, and Fly a insurgent Flag. She has additionally written numerous items for The Monthly magazine.

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