This was the city whose prosperity and sophistication so struck the London journalist George Augustus Sala in 1885 that he named it 'Marvellous Melbourne
', his tribute confirming Melburnians' own estimate of their city.
The culture of display apparent in London and large American cities, in which those with aspirations to fashion colourfully promenaded key streets, was also to be observed in "Marvellous Melbourne
There remained a 'marriage problem' for both the respectable and the poor, and one of the key themes of Graeme Davison's Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne
was the anxiety of the pioneer generation over the future prospects--and character--of the second generation: 'what is to become of our sons (and by implication, daughters)?' (Davison 1978).
I'm hoping England keeps its cool in the heat of the Boxing Day Test in marvellous Melbourne
AMONG MUCH else in the State Library's Coppin Collection are broadsheets advertising plays coming to Marvellous Melbourne
and programmes printed after the plays had arrived.
It certainly has the architectural advantage of being a gold rush boom city in the late 1800s when 'Marvellous Melbourne
' saw a flurry of grand building projects.
It is home to the Australian Open, tennis's first Grand Slam of the year, a Formula One Grand Prix and possesses the marvellous Melbourne
London, Paris, and New York have their share of great histories, and lesser cities like Boston, Chicago, and Melbourne have been fortunate to inspire classic works that focus on their development in the 19th century: Streetcar Suburbs (Warner 1962), Nature's Metropolis (Cronon 1991), and The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne
(Davidson 1978), respectively.