Thaddeus Leavitt was a noted author worldwide, having produced books in not
only Australia, but also Canada.
This two volume set on the "Jubilee History is Tasmania" is one of his noted
Fully titled "The Jubilee History of Tasmania: Illustrated wes and
"Australian Representative Men". This work does indeed cover both Tasmania and
Victoria, as well as incorporating the author's earlier volume the "Australian
Produced in 1887 as a Jubilee souvenir, these volumes which total almost 1000
pages, contain not only
historical information on these regions, but also photographs, sketches, and
hundreds of biographies.
Covering hundreds of topics, a few of which are: Aborigines, Businesses, Churches,
Council, Dutch East India Company, Education, Exploration, Famine, Institutions,
Land Grants, Newspaper, Hospitals, Schools, Supreme Court, and Wool, this book
is an ideal social history reference work.
Fully-searchable on CD-ROM for the first time, this is a perfect addition to
any Australian historian's collection.