This text is the story of how Sydney's famous Oxford Street came to be built, the cultural and commercial uses to which it has been put, the people who have paraded on it and the very fabric of its buildings. The book presents a rich and textured account of Sydney life over nearly two centuries. It treats the history of Oxford Street chronologically, with each chapter organized around a particular theme. A major focus is on the people and how they lived and worked. The use of Oxford Street in public life, especially as a place for official and popular parades, is richly described and contributes to the telling of Australian history.
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"lavishly illustrated and exhaustively... ' researched, the book manages to embrace both the serious historical study and the coffee-table read.' (Fiona-Capp, The Age, 6 January (2001 One of the purposes of this engaging study' in the urban history and geography of Sydney is to map out these developments...All of it is abundantly illustrated, too, in this large-format, handsomely produced volume.' (Gary Simes, Australian Book Review, (April 2001 I have a prediction and I think it's a good' one. On every coffee table this New Year will be Clive Faro's quintessential guide to the pink mile lore: Street Seen: A History of Oxford Street. Or it should be!' (Sarah Bacon, Sydney Star Observor, 14 December (2000
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Book Description Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback. HEAVY. xii, 324pp, index, notes, num bw & col ills. Or card covers. Minor edge wear with small crease at bottom front corner. A vivid account of Sydney life over almost two centuries. Built in 1811 as a route to the strategic signal station on South Head, Oxford Street quickly became one of Sydney's most prosperous and fashionable high streets. Today it is a bibrant precint of restaurants, clubs, cafes and boutiques, and home to Australia's most visible gay and lesbian subculture. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 031388
Book Description Melbourne University Press Melbourne 2000, 2000. 27.0 x 22.0cms, 324pp, b/w Illusts Fine paperback & cover (neat owner's stamp) This book traces the fortunes of Oxford Street, one of Sydney arteries. Built in 1811 as a route to the South Head signal station, its Darlinghurst section evolved into a gay enclave and its Paddington section into a consumer's haven. Bookseller Inventory # 120641
Book Description Melbourne The University Press, VIC, Australia., 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: As New. 324 pp. illustrated, map. Size: 4 to - over 8" - 11" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 003686