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My Marvellous Melbourne is a regular half-hour podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Our segments combine stories, interviews, personal reflections and memories that interest and inspire us about the social history of the city and suburbs. My Marvellous Melbourne draws on and adds to the resources of the online eMelbourne project. Favourite places, food and leisure, the city of the senses, sources and resources, exhibitions, environmental issues, archaeological sites—there is something for everyone in our selection of stories about the people, processes and institutions that make up the rich history of Melbourne. If you like what you hear, and have more to add on any of our podcast stories, we’d love you to write something on our blog. If you have a burning query about any aspect of Melbourne’s history, drop us a line and we may be able to follow up in our ‘Can We Help?’ segment.

My Marvellous Melbourne Melbourne History Workshop

    • Society & Culture

My Marvellous Melbourne is a regular half-hour podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Our segments combine stories, interviews, personal reflections and memories that interest and inspire us about the social history of the city and suburbs. My Marvellous Melbourne draws on and adds to the resources of the online eMelbourne project. Favourite places, food and leisure, the city of the senses, sources and resources, exhibitions, environmental issues, archaeological sites—there is something for everyone in our selection of stories about the people, processes and institutions that make up the rich history of Melbourne. If you like what you hear, and have more to add on any of our podcast stories, we’d love you to write something on our blog. If you have a burning query about any aspect of Melbourne’s history, drop us a line and we may be able to follow up in our ‘Can We Help?’ segment.

    Episode 11: Christopher Gee

    Episode 11: Christopher Gee

    In Memoriam #1: Christopher Gee Presenter: Professor Andy May Further information and links: Bijou Theatre — Brewers and Brewing — Carlton — Carlton & United Breweries — Fires — Hotels — Melbourne Harbor Trust — Metropolitan Fire Brigade — Port...

    • 24 min
    Episode 10: James Patrick Main

    Episode 10: James Patrick Main

    Looking for … #2: James Patrick Main Presenter: Marie Kantharidis Further information and links: Bridges — Burke and Wills Monument — Convicts — Doutta Galla — Customs House — Moonee Ponds — Old Melbourne Gaol — Princes...

    • 23 min
    Episode 9: Amy Williams: The Lady of the Gramophone

    Episode 9: Amy Williams: The Lady of the Gramophone

    Aural Postcards #3: Amy Williams: The Lady of the Gramophone Presenter: Henry Reese Further information and links: Allan’s Music — Charity Organisation Society — Poverty and Wealth — St Paul’s Cathedral  — Women in the City Credits...

    • 19 min
    Episode 8: Sixpenny Restaurants, The Buxtons, Isaac Selby

    Episode 8: Sixpenny Restaurants, The Buxtons, Isaac Selby

    Moveable Feast #1: Sixpenny Restaurants Presenter: Ross Karavis Narrations: Roland Wettenhall Further information and links: Restaurants and Cafés   Melbourne by the Book #2: The Buxtons: 150 Years of Developing Melbourne by Peter Yule Presenter: Nicole...

    • 54 min
    Episode 7: Spanish Flu, May Brahe, Friendly Societies

    Episode 7: Spanish Flu, May Brahe, Friendly Societies

    In Sickness and in Health #1: Spanish Flu Presenter: Helen Morgan Interviewee: Mary Sheehan Further information and links: Diseases and Epidemics — Health — Health and Well Being — Hospitals — Nursing —Royal Exhibition Building —...

    • 59 min
    Episode 6: Wattle Park, Blue Lake, Cicadas

    Episode 6: Wattle Park, Blue Lake, Cicadas

    Melbourne A to Z #2: Wattle Park Presenter: Helen Morgan Interviewee: Frank Hullin Further information and links: Ball & Welch — Menzies Hotel — Trams — Wattle Park Friends of Wattle Park   Melbourne by the Book...

    • 56 min

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