Encyclopedia of Melbourne | eMelbourne
The Encyclopedia is an A to Z reference work covering the city's history from pre-European settlement up to the present day.
Alphabetical entries range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics such as Architecture, Aboriginal Melbourne, Economy, Foundation and Early Settlement, Law and Order, Literature, Science, Sport, Suburbia, Theatre and Transport.
Encyclopedia of Melbourne
The Encyclopedia of Melbourne is the history, people, events and businesses that make Melbourne one of the world's great cities.
Created by a team of academic experts, it is a readily accessible work of reference in print and online. It will educate and be of benefit to anyone with an interest in Melbourne.
The project is an initiative of the History Department of Monash University. It is an imaginative practical outcome of rigorous scholarship. The principal editors are Dr Andrew Brown-May, Department of History, the University of Melbourne and Dr Shurlee Swain, who teaches at Australian Catholic University. Dr Brown-May's recent book Melbourne Street Life (1998) won the 1999 Victorian Community and Local History Award.
The associate editors include Professor Graeme Davison who is the author of The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne (1978). Professor Davison also co-edited the recent publishing success The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1998).
Approximately half the entries have been written by an expert in-house team with the remaining contributions from commissioned specialist scholars.
Notable Melburnians, including Sir Rupert Hamer, Barry Humphries, Stephanie Alexander, Dame Phyllis Frost, Barry Dickins, Jennifer Byrne, Keith Dunstan and the Hon John Cain have contributed lively entries on what Melbourne means to them.
Director - Dr. Andrew Brown-May - University of Melbourne
Published September 2005 | 864 pages | 318 x 224 mm
Book Launch - Royal Exhibition Building (24/10/2005)
The Encyclopedia of Melbourne may be viewed online and a printed version available through Cambridge Online.
Buy Encyclopedia of Melbourne at www.fishpond.com.au.
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