Cranlana: The First 100 Years
In 1899, a 21-year-old Russian, Simcha Baevski, arrived at the Port of Melbourne in pursuit of a new identity and a new life. Renaming himself Sidney Myer, he founded a small drapery business in Bendigo, Victoria. From these beginnings Sidney accumulated significant wealth, which enabled him to buy an established retail business in Bourke Street, Melbourne, in 1911. This became The Myer Emporium, a Melbourne shopping institution whose enduring status no one could foresee.
Adopting Cranlana’s air of concealed mystery, this book guides the reader though its magnificent wrought-iron gates and into a garden and a house that breathes history – one resonating with horticultural vitality, material beauty and human enterprise – yet a place still very much a living family concern and to date not open to the public.
Breathtakingly designed and illustrated, and full of reminiscences from the people who lived and worked at 62 Clendon Road, this book is a fitting celebration of the life of Cranlana during its first 100 years.
- 288 pages
29.7 x 2.8 x 25.3 cm