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The Cashmere Steamroller

Naomi Milgrom, one of Australia’s wealthiest women, defies the crtics with her philanthropic design and architecture

6 December 2014

9:00 AM

6 December 2014

9:00 AM

In 1939 a Russian Jewish immigrant opened a small lingerie shop in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Spanning just 35 metres Sussan, as it was called, sold sensible brasseries and no-nonsense underpants.

This tiny store, with its utilitarian wares, became one part in the millions of building blocks that have grown up into modern Melbourne.

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Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore is a freelance journalist based in Sydney.

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