A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

Cover Art for 9781863953894, A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne by Robyn Annear
ISBN: 9781863953894
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Published: 8 January, 2005
Format: Paperback
Language: English

The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992). Its famous sign – 'Whelan the Wrecker Was Here' on a pile of smoking rubble – was a laconic masterpiece and served as a vital sign of the city's progress. In A City Lost and Found , Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the city laid bare by their...


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