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The community takes action : the Carlton residents association.

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Chambers
Since its streets first came to life with a clatter of hooves and rumble of carriage wheels, Carlton has become well known for its diverse ethnic and social character. From the bourgeoisie in the elegant terraces of Drummond Street to the street urchins and prostitutes of a once-seedy Bouverie Street, from student radicals at the University of Melbourne to the tailors and restaurateurs of Lygon, its residents have made the suburb an exciting and distinctive quarter of Melbourne.

Some of the city's greatest political and social controversies were played out here, including the eight-hour-day campaign of the 1850s and the Carlton Association's fight against the Housing Commission in the 1960s. Carlton's passion overflows onto the football field in support of one of Victoria's most successful football clubs.

A celebration of one of the most fascinating suburbs in Melbourne, Carlton: A History richly evokes the vibrant and colourful character of Carlton, today and yesterday.

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Title of book

Carlton : a history

Chapter number

17

Pagination

166 - 174

Publisher

Melbourne University Publishing

Place of publication

Carlton, Vic.

ISBN-13

9780522850611

ISBN-10

0522850618

Language

eng

Publication classification

B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book

Copyright notice

2004, Melbourne University Publishing Ltd. and The Carlton residents association

Extent

50

Editor/Contributor(s)

P Yule

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