Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killingâ€”and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home&mash;rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees.
This is the second edition of Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains. The number of plants described has been increased while still limiting the range to indigenous plants that are available for purchase and suitable for gardens. All the plants described are indigenous to the basalt clays and alluvial loams found on what is described as Melbourne's Volcanic or Western Plains. The list is not exhaustive but it includes most of the plants appropriate and available for use in gardening, revegetation and landscaping.
A Day in Melbourne is a colour-in book for everyone from curious kids to culturally-minded travellers. Featuring approximately 20 line drawings of iconic Melbourne scenes - from the city skyline to street life, busy laneways and beautiful buildings - this picture book provides a snapshot of the city from morning to night, revealing the beauty, local icons and small details of this modern Australian metropolis. It's both a stylish keepsake of the city and the perfect art project to keep colourists engaged while reading vignettes that reveal a small story for each scene.