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  Capital: Melbourne When it Was the Capital City of Australia 1901-27
Capital: Melbourne When it Was the Capital City of Australia 1901-27


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 400 pages
Author: K. Otto
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w photos, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781921520778

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In 1901 the Australian colonies came together to form a new nation which, for the next twenty-six years, was governed from Melbourne. It was a small city, a place where people knew each other - not just the people who mattered, but those who didnít yet - where small changes loomed large and the import of big changes could scarcely be imagined. Yet in the extraordinary first quarter of the twentieth century, as the world lurched headlong into a new era, this overgrown town, in all but name the nationís capital, oversaw the birth of modern Australia.

In Capital, Kristin Otto describes how it happened. She looks at the developments that shaped the world we know today: from the story of Helena Rubinstein and the invention of the cosmetics industry to the worldís first feature film to confectionery king Mac Robertson, packaging pioneer and author of the cityís first motor car fatality. And she traces, with the lightest of touches, the web of influence, friendship and sheer coincidence that held it all together.

For anyone who knows Melbourne, Capital will be a fascinating conversation with an old friend. For anyone who doesnít, it will be a revelation.

Contents:
Introduction
Amusements 1904-1907
Social Laboratory 1908-1910
To 1914, 1911-1914
Great War 1914-1916
Cafe Australia 1916-1918
Returning 1919-1923
Style 1924-1927
After All That
Acknowledgments
Images
Sources
Index


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