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Lost Melbourne

Heather Chapman



ISBN: 9781910496749

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 7 January 2014

Series: Then and Now

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Lost Melbourne looks at the cherished places in the city that time, fashion, and progress have swept aside—the old cinemas, the outdated hotels, the Victorian buildings in the wrong place. Organized chronologically from the date of loss, the book looks back at all kinds of Melbourne institutions that have vanished from the city’s cultural and architectural life. Included in the book are sites such as the palatial Federal Coffee House, the original location of the Burke and Wills statue, the horse-racing track in Albert Park, old Spencer Street Station, the original grandstand of the MCG, large areas of Victoria Docks, the Fish Market, Western Market, and Hegarty’s Royal Gymnasium Baths at St. Kilda.


Heather Chapman and Judith Stillman have lived in Melbourne for most of their adult lives. They travel extensively within Australia and overseas and between them they have worked in the UK, New Guinea and India. They are both qualified teachers and held senior positions at the MacRoberston Girls High School, teaching History, Geography, English and Computer Technology and have previously worked on texts for seconday school students.