Some historical books about Melbourne
- When the wattles bloom again : the life and times of William Barak, last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe
- Old Melbourne town before the gold rush
- Melbourne after the gold rush
Special mention should also be made of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab which, although ostensibly fiction, is a thinly veiled detailed description of historical events and characters.
Essential but Unplanned - Weston Bate
This is a thorough history of Melbourne’s lanes and alleys with wonderful photographs and maps. See also our reference in our newsletter of September 2005.