Melbourne, capital of the State of Victoria, is a gracious, vigorous and cosmopolitan city. The magic lens of Steve Parish has caught the quintessential Melbourne in this compact volume full of vibrant colour and sparkling text.Â
Melbourne: a city of stories grew out of Melbourne Museumâ€™s permanent exhibition, 'The Melbourne Story'. That makes it a selective history: one based on objects - things that have survived. The idea that objects can give rise to stories comes as no surprise to anyone whoâ€™s ever dug up a shard of old china in their garden, or found an ancient button down the back of a chair.
This book, "A letter to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne On the Causes of the Recent Derangement in the Money Market, and on Bank Reform," by Robert Torrens, William L. Melbourne, is a replication of a book originally published before 1837. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.