Type
Article

last days of the Eastern Market

f-avenue

My friend David Hudson sent me a link to a State Library of Victoria exhibition on the work of Eric Thake, someone whom I must confess I knew nothing whatsoever about. But have a look at his beautiful photos of the old Eastern Market, a central part of Old Melbourne that, like so much else, was casually destroyed during the second part of the twentieth century.

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate.

Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

More by

Comments

  1. Thanks for the posting, Jeff. A real treasure. Imagine what an attraction it would be if it were still here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>