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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In this book, the [second] in a series on Australian cities in which leading Australian authors write about their home city, novelist and journalist Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood, Brisbane. Having returned there after many years, Condon takes the reader on a unique and personal journey through contemporary Brisbane, unearthing its history — sometimes literally — and painting a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my children Bridie Rose and Finnigan.
  • Epigraph:

    'And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!'

    'By it and with it and on it and in it,' said the Rat. 'It's brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It's my world, and I don't want any other.'

    -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

    And now cometh he from the depths of the sea,

    To survey the point where the town is to be;

    But sadly trepann'd two miles from dry land-

    He drives his poor snout in the treacherous sand.

    'Is this your fine town? Says the whale with a frown...

    -By Quiz, The Moreton Bay Courier, 17 July 1847

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Books , 2010 .
      Extent: 301p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9781742230283 (hbk.)
      Series: y Cities NewSouth Books (publisher), Sydney : NewSouth Books , 2009- Z1730249 2009 series - publisher prose Number in series: 2

Works about this Work

Untitled Stuart Glover , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 6 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Our Stories 2012 selected work extract
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 223 2012; (p. 6-7)
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
Remembering the City of Forgetting Michael Butler , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 222-223)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Tales of the City Andrew McMillen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 July - 1 August 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Untitled John Birmingham , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 59 2010; (p. 72)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Untitled David Cohen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 90 no. 1 2010; (p. 44)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Between Heaven and Hell Ashley Hay , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 September 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Rhapsody in Blue Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 September 2010; (p. 124)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
The Thinking on the Streets Anson Cameron , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 September 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose ; When We Think about Melbourne Jenny Sinclair 2010 multi chapter work prose
Edenglassie Mark Gomes , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Review Patrick Buckridge , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 17 no. 2 2010; (p. 101-103)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Tales of the City Andrew McMillen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 July - 1 August 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Untitled John Birmingham , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 59 2010; (p. 72)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Untitled David Cohen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 90 no. 1 2010; (p. 44)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Between Heaven and Hell Ashley Hay , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 September 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Rhapsody in Blue Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 September 2010; (p. 124)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
The Thinking on the Streets Anson Cameron , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 September 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose ; When We Think about Melbourne Jenny Sinclair 2010 multi chapter work prose
Edenglassie Mark Gomes , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 325 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Review Patrick Buckridge , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 17 no. 2 2010; (p. 101-103)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Remembering the City of Forgetting Michael Butler , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 222-223)

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Untitled Stuart Glover , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 6 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Brisbane Matthew Condon 2010 single work prose
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
Our Stories 2012 selected work extract
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 223 2012; (p. 6-7)
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