Melbourne, Australia. Once deemed Marvellous Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. The Victorian Goldrush makes Melbourne one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

In 1901 Melbourne will become Australia’s first capital. But by the twentieth century, Melbourne has been overtaken by its arch rival, Sydney.  Canberra is now the nation's capital. Melbourne is known as boring and puritanical. On the weekends, the streets are deserted. The only highlights is in 1956 when Melbourne hosts the Olympic Games and the Beatles tour in 1964.

In the nineteen-eighties, Melbourne is a city of three million and thanks to emigration largely from Italy and Greece, Melbourne is dusting off its drabness. In time Melbourne will be called the sporting and cultural capital of Australia.


TW Lawless

I was born and raised in outback Australia but currently live in Melbourne. I was a health professional for many years but I always wanted to write books. During my time in the health field I studied creative writing, screenwriting and film- making. My first book was Homecountry which was published in early 2013. I believe that you should never give up on your dreams.

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Series: Peter Clancy

Year of Publication
Book Number (in series)
Review Review - THORNYDEVILS, T.W. Lawless
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 7, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Thornydevils, T.W. Lawless
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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