Dr Moore wrote about Melbourne bohemian writer Marcus Clarke, who is well known for his novel For the Term of His Natural Life.
Dr Moore received an Honorary Creative Fellowship award from the State Library Victoria in 2012 to research and script a television documentary, Marcus Clarke: An Unnatural Life, which is currently in development.
The eccentric author and journalist Clarke also featured in Dr Moore’s monograph Dancing with Empty Pockets, and in the recent Bohemian Melbourne exhibition at the State Library, for which he was specialist advisor.
The Melbourne Dura has earned critical praise from Melbourne journalists.
The Saturday Age writer Richard Cornish described the Melbourne Dura as “one of the most irreverent, distinctive magazines in the nation”.
“The Dura combines scathing social criticism with long-form storytelling and truly creative and engaging advertising,” Mr Cornish wrote.
It’s as if The Monthly had been taken over by hoodlums who then focus on history, culture and society.”
Melbourne Dura editor in chief and design, Harry Rekas, said the Dura was a reincarnation of the “magazine” in the traditional sense using Melbourne’s history as a focus – creating a visual and literary extravaganza that can only be experienced in print.
“Produced in large format (A3) black & white the magazine also includes contemporary themes, long-form storytelling, nostalgia, satire, current commentary, socio- political cartoons and photography,” Mr Rekas said.
“First published in rural Victoria (Mildura) 2013, it is now Melbourne based.
“The main aim of the magazine is to re-present history in an arresting and exiting way- leading the reader back through the maze of time to the beginnings of old Melbourne.”
The Melbourne Dura will be formally launched in Melbourne soon.
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