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Australia & South Pacific
  • Author:
    Geoffrey Moorhouse
  • ISBN:
    0151006016
  • ISBN13:
    978-0151006014
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  • Publisher:
    Harcourt; 1 edition (June 20, 2000)
  • Pages:
    296 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Australia & South Pacific
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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Geoffrey Moorhouse embraces the city with the glorious energy of one who is smitten. The bibliography attests to the dusty volumes devoured to produce a narrative stuffed with fact, anecdote, and entertaining hearsay that glides from objective to subjective perspective with an imperious swagger.

Geoffrey Moorhouse embraces the city with the glorious energy of one who is smitten. A broad brush is successfully employed, for the author's winning enthusiasm and eclectically baggy rendition refreshes a palette fatigued by the self-conscious cynicism of which so much modern travel writing reeks.

Geoffrey Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character-from its colonial beginnings to. .After planning a trip to Sydney, of course this book called Sydney, The Story of a City makes sense to pick up from the library

Geoffrey Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character-from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics. His curious knowledge, remarkable insight, and marvelous storytelling capture Sydney's warmth, texture, resilience, and loyalty. After planning a trip to Sydney, of course this book called Sydney, The Story of a City makes sense to pick up from the library. I would have loved a less stodgy tome, but I did learn a lot about the city and who lives there. One thing I'll get out of the way is that Moorhouse loves to write run-on sentences.

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Geoffrey Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character-from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics. His curious kwledge, remarkable insight, and marvelous storytelling capture Sydney's warmth, texture, resilience, and loyalty.

In 1770, the British Parliament saw the area as a solution to England's overcrowded prisons.

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CALCUTTA GEOFFREY MOORHOUSE To the men of the CMPO who are incorruptibly there and to E. P. RICHARDS . The imperial residue of Calcutta, a generation after Empire ended, is both a monstrous and a marvellous city

CALCUTTA GEOFFREY MOORHOUSE To the men of the CMPO who are incorruptibly there and to E. RICHARDS, sometime Chief Engineer of the Calcutta Improvement Trust, who restored some of m. The imperial residue of Calcutta, a generation after Empire ended, is both a monstrous and a marvellous city. Journalism and television have given us a rough idea of the monstrosities but none at all of the marvels. I can only hope to define the first more clearly and to persuade anyone interested that the second is to be found there too. INTRODUCTION.

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Moorhouse's intention, as with his previous books Calcutta and Imperial City: The Rise and Rise of New York, is to describe the city comprehensively and to explain in historical terms - from its colonial beginnings - how it has come to be the way it is. In a broad sweep he takes the reader from long before the arrival of the First Fleet loaded with convicts in 1788, to the preparation for the Olympic Games in 2000. In between he also describes and analyses the life of Sydney as we reach a new century - its people, business, architecture and politics.

Sydney's harbor establishes it as one of the most attractive modern cities, but its beginnings suggest something different. In 1770, the British Parliament saw the area as a solution to England's overcrowded prisons. On arriving at the harbor, the first "convicts" found themselves in one of the hottest climates in the world, and were greeted by aboriginal natives whose curiosity was matched only by their desire for the newcomers to leave. Sydney is a place where gravestones have such inscriptions as "Be ready mates, that's all!," where people wear shorts and sandals to one of the most renowned opera houses in the world, where the working man fights for what he's got and never backs down. Geoffrey Moorhouse brilliantly describes the city, its appetites, and its character-from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics. His curious knowledge, remarkable insight, and marvelous storytelling capture Sydney's warmth, texture, resilience, and loyalty.

Saimath
Sydney: The Story of a City tells the history of Australia's most recognized metropolis and also provides a peak into it's unique culture that has grown from it's founding as a penal colony. Topics covered include many of the struggles of the first settlers, city planning (or lack there of), popular sports, disease outbreaks, politics, as well as the great diversity this city has afforded due in part to its location and image as a safe haven for war-displaced Southeast Asians.

For the most part, the book provides interesting information and it seems as though Moorhouse is very knowledgeable about his subject. However, at times the text becomes dragging and there are occasional references that few foreigners (myself included) would catch. I would hardly call this "required reading" for those planning to visit the city or Australia in general. I have to believe that there must be far better texts that will provide the traveler with necessary/interesting background information about the city.
Marelyne
for the Olympics. This is an excellent pre-travel reference for anyone planning to attend the Summer Olympics in Sydney this year. The historical background will help to bring the city to life, from its beginnings as a penal colony to its growth into one of the world's truly great cities.