The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and Other Sydney Firsts by Hilary Bell, Matthew Martin
  

Synopsis

The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour and Other Sydney Firsts by Hilary Bell, Matthew Martin

Who fought the first duel in Sydney? Where were the city's first dancing horses? And who was the daredevil who crossed Middle Harbour on a tightrope in 1877? This whimsical, witty history of Sydney will entertain children like nothing else they've seen. In a series of unexpected, adventurous and just plain crazy firsts, Hilary Bell and Matthew Martin trace the events, people and places that have shaped their city, however unintentionally. Where else will you find Sydney's first surfer-girl sharing pages with the astonishing tightrope-walking feats of the marvellous funambulist himself, Henri L'Estrange?

About the Author

Hilary Bell is the author of Alphabetical Sydney and ,em>Numerical Street. She is an award-winning playwright, and her plays have been performed, published and translated around the world. Matthew Martin is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the New York Times, The Times in London and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Hilary Bell, Matthew Martin
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Publisher

NewSouth Publishing

Publication date

30th January 2016

ISBN

9781742234403


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