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Title:Capital : Melbourne When It Was the Capital City of Australia, 1901-1927
Price:AUD$20.00 (about USD$15.00)
Item ID:P002-5675
Publisher:The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, VIC, 2009
Binding:Trade paperback
Condition:Very Good
The Text Publishing Company, 2009, Trade paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st

First Impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 388 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . An excellent copy and is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: An original and intriguing history of Melbourne at the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, illustrated throughout with contemporary drawings and photos. In 1901 Melbourne was a small city. Then the founders of the Australian Commonwealth decided it was the best place to house the new Federal Parliament while they awaited the completion of the capital in Canberra. And as the world hurtled into a new era, this overgrown village oversaw not only the birth of modern Australia, but many of the wider changes sweeping the world at large. Who made it happen? People like Helena Rubinstein, front-runner in the invention of the cosmetics industry; the Tait brothers, producers of the world's first feature film; confectionery king Mac Robertson, pioneer of the art of packaging; John Monash, man of steel, hero of concrete. And Melba herself, the original diva: Australia's first international superstar. In 'Capital', Kristin Otto illuminates the small-town web of influence, friendship and sheer coincidence that held it all together. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781921520778. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5675.
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