Encyclopedia of Melbourne

Great cities deserve great encyclopedias. A city is known by its past, its characteristic virtues and troubles, and its ways of life. ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ symbolises the achievements of Australian urbanisation and suburbanisation. The Encyclopedia of Melbourne reflects and encompasses the city’s historical position as one of the world’s pre-eminent nineteenth-century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century’s most liveable cities.

Alphabetical entries written by established historians and writers, including History@Work, range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics. Although Australia has long ranked amongst the world’s most urbanised countries, no comparable reference work exists on any Australian metropolis.

History@Work contributed five entries (Fairlea Prison, Mercy Private Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre) and you can read these at http://www.emelbourne.net.au

Cambridge University Press 2005