Melbourne-based writer and journalist. Purveyor of finally crafted radio plays. A Muppet of a man.
In 1837 a surveyor named Robert Hoddle was sent from Sydney to the mouth of the Yarra, charged with the duties of laying out what would become the city of Melbourne. The design was a grid layout running parallel to the river, and has become known as Hoddle’s Grid. Reporter Matt Smith spoke to architectural historian Miles Lewis to find out the story.