By Robyn Annear
The demolition company of Whelan the Wrecker used to be a Melbourne establishment for 100 years (1892–1992). Its well-known signal – ‘Whelan the Wrecker is the following’ on a pile of transferring rubble – was once a laconic masterpiece and served as a necessary signal of the city's development. it is no stretch to claim that over 3 generations, the Whelan kin replaced the face of Melbourne, demolishing hundreds and hundreds of constructions within the critical urban alone.
In A urban misplaced and Found, Robyn Annear makes use of Whelan’s demolition websites as portals to discover layers of the town laid naked by way of their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering underneath the rubble, she brings to mild remarkable tales approximately Melbourne's development websites and their many incarnations. this can be a publication in regards to the making – and remaking – of a city.
Robyn Annear is an ex-typist who lives in nation Victoria with a person else's husband. She is the writer of A urban misplaced and located, Bearbrass, not anything yet Gold, the guy Who misplaced Himself, and Fly a insurgent Flag. She has additionally written a number of items for the Monthly magazine.
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A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne by Robyn Annear