Talking psychogeography on Life Matters

I had a lovely conversation with Hilary Harper on Radio National’s ‘Life Matters’ program about walking the streets of Melbourne with my late wife, Lynne.

On our two-year walk around and through the suburbs of Melbourne, Lynne and I described a kind of wobbly circle, beginning in Williamstown, passing through 50 or so suburbs on foot and ending up in Port Melbourne – from where we took a ferry back to our starting point.

On the way we discovered ghost signs, fascinating old buildings and remarkable stories and characters from Melbourne’s past – including the strange tale of the monkey jockeys of Sunshine Road.

Not long after the journey finished, Lynne died of cancer. My book Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss is the story of our journey and a memoir of our life together in Melbourne.

Listen to the audio of the interview here.

You can buy the book Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss (published by Australian Scholarly Publishing) here, here, here or ask at your local bookshop.

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