By Robyn Annear
The demolition company of Whelan the Wrecker used to be a Melbourne establishment for 100 years (1892–1992). Its well-known signal – ‘Whelan the Wrecker is the following’ on a pile of moving rubble – was once a laconic masterpiece and served as an important signal of the city's development. it really is no stretch to claim that over 3 generations, the Whelan family members replaced the face of Melbourne, demolishing enormous quantities of constructions within the imperative urban alone.
In A urban misplaced and Found, Robyn Annear makes use of Whelan’s demolition websites as portals to discover layers of town laid naked via their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering underneath the rubble, she brings to mild exceptional tales approximately Melbourne's development websites and their many incarnations. this can be a e-book concerning the making – and remaking – of a city.
Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in nation Victoria with someone 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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