Melbourne: A City of Stories
Melbourne: A City of Stories grew out of Melbourne Museum's long-term exhibition, The Melbourne Story. That makes it a selective history: one based on objects—things that have survived. The idea that objects can give rise to stories comes as no surprise to anyone who's ever dug up a shard of old china in their garden, or found an ancient button down the back of a chair. "I wonder what its story is..."
This book draws the reader into a sense of exploring the city's layers through time. Its emphasis is less on the proud public record than on objects and people with stories to tell and a place in Melbourne's history.
ISBN: 978 09 80381 37 5 (Paperback)