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Yarra : a diverting history

"It has been the Yarra's fate to be misunderstood: maligned for its muddiness, ill-used as a sewer and a tip; scooped, sculpted, straightened and stressed, 'cleaned up' to the detriment of its naural inhabitants; built-over, -under, and -beside; worked mercilessly and then bridged almost to maritime extinction ... From the creation stories of Kulin owners and geologist blow-ins (and Robert Hoddle's bad-tempered expedition to the headwaters) to the twenty-first-century waterside building boom, Otto traces the course of Melbourne's murky river"--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 2009
First edition
Text Pub., Melbourne, 2009
245 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
9781921520006, 1921520000
Previous edition: 2005