Presented by Aisha Pachoud

Interview

Mystifying Melbourne: Exploring The Life Of EW Cole With Biographer Richard Broinowski

Richard Broinowski joins the program for an in-depth discussion of his new book, Under The Rainbow: The Life And Times Of EW Cole, which explores the life of Edward William Cole, who established Cole’s Book Arcade on Bourke Street in 1883. 

Richard shares the incredible story of Cole, whose ventures included gold panning, photography safaris across the Murray River, and eventually book-trading. Richard also talks about the social impact of the arcade, which allowed people to enjoy the books in the comfort of the elaborate arcade without having to purchase them.

EW Cole Book Cover
Listen to Mystifying Melbourne: Exploring The Life Of EW Cole With Biographer Richard Broinowski01:00:5425 September 2020