Find the weirdness in one of the world's most liveable cities
Melbourne Peculiar is a guide to everything that's
a little bit odd about Melbourne.
To buy Melbourne Peculiar
About Melbourne Peculiar
1. Unusual; eccentric; strange; odd
2. Distinctive; individual; special
3. One's own; a sole or exclusive characteristic or property.
Melbourne Peculiar is a guide to the things about Melbourne that are a little bit odd or distinctive.
This city is famed for its culinary delights, artistic life, adventurous architecture and fabulous fashion. It's also loved for its eccentricities and secrets. This app aims to reveal oddities even many Melburnians didn't know existed.
In its 120+ entries, find out about the secret anti-consumer message hidden in plain sight in a shopping arcade. Learn about ghosts, macabre history, the graves of strange inventors, the weird public art, some unusual dishes for the jaded palate and the kitschy architectural touches.
Melbourne Peculiar aims to explore things that are distinctive or strange about this great city – from the faintly odd to the positively arcane.
- Narrelle M Harris
What's in the Melbourne Peculiar app?
For the price of a cup of excellent Melbourne coffee, you will get 121 entries about some of Melbourne's oddest features.
Melbourne Peculiar allows you to search by category, cost or neighbourhood. Each entry includes a slideshow and descriptive text. If the entry is for a place you can visit, maps will guide you to the peculiar wonders.
Melbourne Peculiar has 121 entries and over 600 photos! The April 2012 edition includes:
Narrelle M Harris is a Melbourne-based writer with four novels, one play and several short stories under her belt to date. The Opposite Of Life is a vampire novel set in Melbourne. Two new books released in 2012 are: Walking Shadows, the sequel to The Opposite of Life (due in June 2012) and Showtime, a collection of short horror stories, released in March 2012.
She also writes in the business sector and spends time dreaming up new iPhone apps to develop. Narrelle created Melbourne Literary and Melbourne Peculiar in association with Sutro Media.
Narrelle lives in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Tim Richards, and their apartment-bound cat Petra.
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