by Andrew Kelly illustrated by Heather Potter & Mark Jackson
Marie and her friends sailed boats in the gutters, ate Mr Bracchi’s ice-creams in summer and roast chestnuts in winter, all in the centre of a big busy city, behind the fancy fronts of the main boulevards. Here lay the network of lanes and houses called Little Lon.
Times were different when Marie was growing up. The families may not have been rich, but they were a community.
A surprising history in every way.
Illustrated junior non-fiction
Category: Australian history, post-settlement history, Working-class, Melbourne, Community, Multiculturalism