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Book launch: ‘Acland Street: The Grand Lady of St Kilda’

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St Kilda Army and Navy Club

88 Acland St

St Kilda, VIC 3182

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Speakers include the fabulous Brian Nankervis who will launch award winning historian, Dr Judith Buckrich's book, Acland Street: The Grand Lady of St Kilda at 6 pm on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at the Army & Navy Club, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda. Drinks will be available at bar prices.

Brian Nankervis is a writer, film and television producer, and comedian, best known for his co-creation of the TV show RockWiz. Judith Buckrich has written 14 books about Melbourne people and places including St Kilda Road, Collins Street, the Port of Melbourne and most recently, The Village of Ripponlea, for which she won a Victorian History Prize.

Order the book now and pick up at the launch http://theeducationshop.com.au/books/acland-street-the-grand-lady-of-st-kilda-to-pick-up/

Or purchase the book at the launch, courtesy of Readings St Kilda.

For those who kindly donated to the Pozible campaign, you can pick up your book at the book launch or if you can’t make the launch, you can pick up the book anytime after the launch, at the ATOM office, unit 1, 17 to 23 Fitzroy St, St Kilda. Please note the office is on the corner of Fitzroy and Acland streets but the entrance is in Acland St, 10 metres from the Fitzroy St corner. There are two red Australia Post letterboxes just next to the entrance.

Unique in Melbourne’s history, Acland Street has been the home, playground and business address for millionaires and paupers, members of parliament, creators of the culture, sex workers, criminals, migrants from Europe and Asia and the most staid and most ‘out there’ people in the city. It was the first named street in St Kilda in 1842, and until the 1880s, Melbourne’s most desired address.

From the 1890s, when many of the mansions became boarding houses, and certainly after World War 1, it was a magnet for European migrants, single men and women and those from less acceptable sub-cultures including artists, musicians, writers, the LGBTI community and anyone who was poor but wanted the joys that life near the sea could provide. It has been and remains impossible to pin down economically and socially. Acland Street has, for more than a hundred years, conjured fun, food and good times and continues to be one of our city’s most loved places.

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