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Take me to the river : the story of Perth's foreshore / Julian Bolleter
Bib ID 6810738
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Bolleter, Julian, author
 
Description Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2015 
©2015 
xiii, 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742586489 (paperback)
Summary

In Western Australia, the Swan River has been flowing the same course for some 60 million years. Take Me to the River traces the relationship of European-Australian culture to this ancient river system. This historical narrative is viewed through the lens of schemes proposed for Perth's foreshore, the city's symbolic front garden. The foreshore has been contentious since the first plan for Perth was drawn up, and has subsequently acted as a sinkhole for hundreds of proposals. An investigation of this archaeological stratum of foreshore drawings allows us to understand changing ideas of what Perth was, what it could have been, and indeed what it can be. "This fascinating book uncovers hundreds of 'lost' proposals for Perth's foreshore - and sets out a compelling vision for how the city should relate to its river in the 21st century. It is essential reading for those who have a stake in the future of Perth and the Swan River." -- Janet Holmes a Court AC.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-276).

Subjects City planning -- Western Australia -- Perth.  |  Landscape architecture -- Western Australia -- Perth.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah people (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah languages (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Buildings - Architecture and design.  |  Indigenous knowledge.  |  Perth (W.A.) -- History.  |  Perth map area (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Australian
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