When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of many today. Remembering Georges brings together the memories of these people in a richly illustrated book, reflecting the style and elegance of the store itself.
In her talk, Annette Cooper will give a brief overview of Georges’ history, how she came to write the book, the people she interviewed, and some of the ‘gems’ she came across during the process of research. The talk will be accompanied by a selection of images from her book.
ANNETTE COOPER has Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Science, and has worked at the National Gallery of Victoria and the ABC. She has had a lifelong interest in Melbourne’s social and architectural history, especially the landscape of the city, as well as being a devoted client of Georges. Her book, Remembering Georges, was published by Melbourne Books in 2014.
photographer unknown, Georges, Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1913 – 1920, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Pictures Collection, H2004.89/25, purchased 2004