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Goldsworthy, Kerryn
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A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps … Kerryn Goldsworthy’s Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of iconic objects. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying curios and passing them to the reader to touch, inspect and marvel at. These objects explore the beautiful, commonplace, dark and contradictory history of Adelaide: the heat, the wine, the weirdness, the progressive politics and the rigid colonial forma. 278 p. ; 19 cm. #0721 Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-276) Adelaide (S.A.) — History.  |  Adelaide (S.A.) — Social life and customs.  |  Adelaide (S.A.) — Biography.  |  Australian

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AuthorGoldsworthy, Kerryn
Number of pages278 p. ; 19 cm.
PublisherUNSW Press
Year Published2011 First Edition
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

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