Brisbane Burns: How the great fires of 1864 shaped a city and its people


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In 1864, two devastating fires – one in April and the other in December – swept through the fledgling town of Brisbane, with nearly 70 shops, offices and homes in Queen, George, Elizabeth and Albert streets destroyed. This fascinating book brings to light the heart-wrenching (and at times uplifting) stories of those who were affected by the blazes, those who lost their homes and their livelihoods.

Author: Sharyn Merkley
Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-925-64400-5

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 17 × 24 × 2 cm