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

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


'Old landmarks fall in approximately each block ... and the face of town is altering so swiftly that the time isn't really too a ways far away whilst a look for a development 50 years outdated should be in vain.'' - bring in, 1925. The demolition enterprise of Whelan the Wrecker used to be a Melbourne establishment for 100 years (1892 - 1992). Its recognized signal - 'Whelan the Wrecker is right here' on a pile of moving rubble - used to be a laconic masterpiece and served as an important signal of the city's growth. it really is no stretch to claim that over 3 generations, the Whelan relations replaced the face of Melbourne, demolishing enormous quantities of structures within the principal urban on my own. In A urban misplaced and located, Robyn Annear makes use of Whelan's demolition websites as portals to discover layers of town laid naked via their decide - axes and iron balls. Peering underneath the rubble, she brings to mild fabulous tales approximately Melbourne's development websites and their many incarnations. this can be a publication concerning the making - and remaking - of a urban.

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