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Mirror Sydney

September 17, 2017

My new book has been published by Giramondo Publishing and is out in stores and available to order! It is based on my blog Mirror Sydney, the project that I have been working on for the past five years, so it’s a proud moment to see it out in the world. A collection of essays and hand-drawn maps, the book charts an alternative Sydney, investigating the minor, the odd, and the unexpected, and the layers of time that exist in the present. It’s about Sydney as well as a way of encountering and perceiving urban places, taking notice of atmospheres, moods and details.

I write about edgelands and abandoned places, urban wilderness, anachronistic places, forgotten traditions, and suburban memories. I ride the monorail and travel on the underground footway that, in the 1960s, was seen as the peak of future transportation technology. I visit the lost property auction where years worth of objects left on trains are put up for sale. I read the messages on the community notice boards and ghost signs. I travel into the suburbs, and investigate the city’s underground, and the places where unexpected memories lie.

 

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