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Bruce McBrien’s Melbourne

These are archival recordings of Bruce McBrien and Avril Smith having very relaxed and informative chats about life in older Melbourne – including some places which may be memorable places to you, but since demolished. Bruce was an extremely well regarded man about town, with impeccable connections. He was the first curator/manager of Ripponlea, a position he held for 17 years. He gathered his reminiscences of the heady times of old Melbourne into a book, titled “Marvellous Melbourne”. Bruce, an outstanding raconteur, passed away in 2013.
This program premieres on 1 September 2017.