Light and Shade

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March 2004, no. 259

City of Light: A History of Perth Since the 1950s by Jenny Gregory

UWA Press, $59.95 hb, 435pp

Light and Shade

by
March 2004, no. 259

Perth has been well served by its historians. C.T. Stannage’s The People of Perth (1979), a pioneering urban social history, covered the period to World War I, with a summary of developments into the 1970s. His work, because of ‘its sheer honesty did not win universal approval’. Jenny Gregory, following a lively prologue summarising the interwar years, concentrates on the period of rapid growth following World War II. She has been equally forthright. To their credit, the incumbent lord mayors welcomed the publication of both works.

David Hutchinson reviews 'City of Light: A History of Perth Since the 1950s' by Jenny Gregory

City of Light: A History of Perth Since the 1950s

by Jenny Gregory

UWA Press, $59.95 hb, 435pp

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