Robyn Annear: Corners of Melbourne
If you are interested in the bizarre, baroque and mostly forgotten stories of Melbourne, don't miss author and historian Robyn Annear discussing her latest book Corners of Melbourne: The great orange-peel panic and other stories from the streets.
Author and historian Robyn Annear is coming to Sam Merrifield Library to discuss the hidden stories of Melbourne’s street corners, pillar boxes, pubs and larrikins. Robyn’s book Corners of Melbourne: The great orange-peel panic and other stories from the streets brings to life tales about the kids in the back streets of Fitzroy who became the original ‘larrikins’, babies named for the street corners on which they were abandoned, and the proliferation of leaking cesspits that gave Melbourne a stinky reputation. Robyn Annear’s previous books include Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne, Nothing but Gold: The Diggers of 1852, Nothing New: A History of Second-hand and Adrift in Melbourne. Her podcast ‘Nothing on TV’ presents stories from Trove historical newspapers. Robyn also appeared in the popular 2022 documentary, The Lost City of Melbourne.