by Katherine Bell and Ian Wigney
Hibiscus Press, 1978 [First Edition], ISBN 0908048254, colour photographs throughout, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dust-jacket
Good Condition, book generally in clean fine condition aside from some crumpling due to water damage at bottom throughout book. Mild musty fragrance to book, dust-jacket minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"Melbourne, the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Australia has grown from a small colony to take its place among the world's larger centres of population in slightly less than 150 years. In this book, the charm of this mature city is woven with the past in a delightful series of photographs together with an accompanying text tracing Melbourne's development from the colony at Bearbrass, through the turbulent gold era, to the present day. The city's many moods are reflected in pictures of tranquil and luxuriant gardens, historic buildings, people, annual events, sport and entertainment."