'At the very moment when South Melbourne has been abolished as a municipality and Prince Henry's blown up and Albert Park is being turned into a motor racetrack, here is a brilliant history of the suburb that explains the multi-ethnic, multi-class intensity of local loyalty and why these 'improvements' are being resisted like nothing else in history.' -- Noel McLachlan, The Age
About the Author
Susan Priestley is a freelance historian. She is a member of the Professional Historians Association and is on the Council of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. A contributor the the Australian Dictionary of Biography, she is the author of many published works including Making Their Mark (volume 3 of The Victorians), several local histories and, most recently, a history of the Mercy Private Hospital.