Copyright Date: 2010
Published by: UNSW Press
Pages: 312
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    Book Description:

    In this book, the third in a series on Australian cities in which leading Australian authors write about their home city, novelist and journalist Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood, Brisbane. Having returned there after many years, Condon takes the reader on a unique and personal journey through contemporary Brisbane, unearthing its history—sometimes literally—and painting a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city.

    eISBN: 978-1-74224-536-2
    Subjects: Sociology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[viii])
  2. Brisbane
    (pp. 1-290)

    Then one day the boy started building a replica of his own city under the house.

    There was meagre light down there, in the shadowed wedge, but on summer mornings little knives and coins of it flashed through theMonstera deliciosaand spoon lilies that grew at the sides of the small box-shaped colonial. Things lived in that dark space and left curious tracks in the soil. And at the approach of violent afternoon thunderstorms that rolled in from the west across the ranges, the sloped earth seemed to hold its breath, the elephant-eared plants trembled, and it quickly became...

  3. Bibliography and Acknowledgements
    (pp. 291-304)