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Australasian Urban History Planning History Group

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Conference paper

29 Jun 2018
9

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Richard Lowenstein’s acclaimed Dogs in Space , a fictionalized cinematic memoir of nominal bohemians in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Set 6-8 years before the film’s release, Lowenstein utilised genuine participants in the events/milieu depicted, as well as key...

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The establishment of Redfern Legal Centre 1977
29 Jun 2018
5

On 14 March 1977, the first non-Indigenous community legal centre in New South Wales, established in Redfern Town Hall, opened its doors to clients. The centre has become an icon in Australian legal history and developed a number of other centres critical to the provision...

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Two urban Maori icons
29 Jun 2018
8

What imbues a place with meaning, making it ‘iconic’? Can labels such as ‘icon’ fit alongside Māori concepts of place, and if so how?

This paper considers these ideas through the lens of two Māori buildings in downtown Wellington: the architecturally designed Te Raukura,...

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Recreating Mapuche spaces in Santiago de Chile
18 Jun 2018
2

This paper presents a case where history seems to move in fits and starts and circles. Mapuche belonging was erased from Santiago de Chile more than 4 centuries ago by Spanish conquistadors. Now the Mapuche are recreating a sense of belonging in peripheral neighbourhoods of...

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When a newspaper campaign (briefly) turned Melbourne into a riverside city
18 Jun 2018
4

Since the early 1840s Melbourne’s Lower Yarra River was used by the city’s noxious, manufacturing and maritime industries as a source of water, a convenient sewer, and main transport link with the outside world. By the 1890s the sluggish, meandering, and narrow Lower Yarra had...