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Melbourne's Cultural Heritage

Publisher Carmen Callil, the founder of Virago Press, and novelist Helen Fitzgerald explore Melbourne's cultural heritage past and present.

Melbourne prides itself on being the 'cultural and sporting capital of Australia'. It's a UNESCO City of Literature. As the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform at tonight's Prom concert the publisher Carmen Callil, founder of Virago Press, and novelist Helen Fitzgerald reveals Melbourne's cultural and historical heritage past and present from the city's imperial buildings and boulevards to modern artists such as musician Paul Kelly and the poetry of the late Dorothy Porter.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before tonight's Prom concert.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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