'The Handbook to Australasia 1859' by William Fairfax, was published in 1859, and it is a brief historical and descriptive account of the colonies of Australia and New Zealand at the time.
This publication contains information on the history of each colony, the governments, education, population and statistics, suburbs and townships. It includes the geography and physical features of the colonies, the religion, imports and exports, as well as a bibliography of works on Australia and New Zealand.
It is a great resource for those researching Australian and New Zealand history, making information that is difficult to find plainly and easily accessible on one CD.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.