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The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and Other Sydney Firsts
Author: Hilary Bell

ISBN: 9781742234403
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1 December 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 26.0 x 1.3
This is a story of Sydney In order of who did what first: The incidents, places and people, All illustrated and versed. Who first pulled a tooth using ether? What started the first pistol fight? When were the first Chinese tea rooms? Where was the first traffic light? Through a series of (unexpected) 'firsts', Hilary Bell and Matthew Martin trace the events, people and places that have shaped their city, however unintentionally. Where else will you find Sydney's first traffic light sharing pages with its first tightrope walk across Middle Harbour? (And just so you know, it was performed by the marvellous funambulist Henri L'Estrange in 1877.)

About the Author

Hilary Bell (born 1966) is an Australian writer of stage, fiction, radio, screen, and theatre. Bell is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and the Juilliard Playwrights' Studio. She writes in many different areas including stage, fiction, radio, screen, and theatre. In 1996 she joint won the 1996 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel with her novel, Mirror, Mirror which ...

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