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Yarra : a diverting history

Author: Kristin Otto
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Otto
ISBN: 9781921520006 1921520000
OCLC Number: 271824964
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Kristin Otto.

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"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.

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