Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne (2nd Edition) by Robyn Annear

By Robyn Annear

During this much-loved ebook, Robyn Annear resurrects the village that used to be early Melbourne – from the coming of white settlers in 1835 until eventually the 1st gold rushes shook the city – and brings it to lifestyles in bright colour.

Bearbrass used to be one of many neighborhood names during which Melbourne was once recognized and Annear offers a desirable residing portrait of the streetlife of this city. In a full of life and fascinating sort, she overlays her reinvention of Bearbrass together with her personal impressions and reviews of the trendy urban, allowing Melburnians and viewers to visualize the early township and remind themselves of the wealthy historical past that lies underneath today's smooth city.

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Americans had always had a capacity to construct these, and with incredible speed, but widely scattered and often small communities lacked the resources to erect them or the audiences to sustain them. This was not Europe. Where were the roads? How could you transport actors, scenery, and props over open territory? The answer was: anyhow you could. They traveled by wagons, by the river system, and by trains. By the mid-1850s several railroad lines had crossed the Mississippi, and the transcontinental line was completed in 1869, facilitating travel for companies and stars.

1707 1709 SELECTED HISTORICAL/CULTURAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Governor's Council in New York forbids "play acting and prize fighting" (6 May). Slave revolt in New York City. Joseph Addison's play Cato. e Rape of the Lock. Judge Samuel Sewall in Boston opposes proposal to stage play (unknown) in Council Chamber. German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit constructs mercury thermometer. Queen Anne dies, succeeded by George I of the House of Hanover. 1715 Androboros, by Governor Robert Hunter of New York, first known play written and published in America.

French philospher Rene Descartes presents his "method of doubt" in Discourse on Method. New masquing house built in London's Whitehall. Birth of French dramatist Jean Racine (d. 1699). London theatres closed by Parliament; beginning of English Civil War. Sir William Berkeley governor of Virginia. Cardinal Richelieu (b. 1585) dies. 1643-1715 1643 1644 1647 Reign of Louis XIV of France. New England Federation founded. Globe Theatre torn down in London. Peter Stuyvesant governor of New Amsterdam. 1648 First Quaker Society in England.

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