MELBOURNE STORIES | 'Whelan The Wrecker Was Here" with Robyn Annear

Thursday 14 May 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992). Its famous sign – 'Whelan the Wrecker is Here' on a pile of shifting rubble - was a laconic masterpiece and served as a vital sign of the city's progress.

Using demolition sites as portals, Robyn Annear explores layers of the city laid bare by Whelan’s, bringing to light stories about the making – and remaking – of a city.

ROBYN ANNEAR lives and works in Castlemaine, writing when she finds time, otherwise collecting dust.

R McInnes photographer, Building at 64 La Trobe Street, 1955, Argus Newspaper collection of photographs, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Pictures Collection, H2002.199/671, gift of The Age (Melbourne), 1976

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