Frank Bongiorno reviews 'City Life: The new urban Australia' by Seamus O’Hanlon

Afew years ago, while taking a tram through Melbourne’s inner-northern suburbs, I decided to visit the Northcote factory – an industrial laundry – where my father worked as a storeman between 1973 and 1982. Or rather, I thought I’d check to see whether the business was still there, for I hadn’t been anywhere near the place in the more than thirty years since his death.

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Published in October 2018, no. 405

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