Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales 1888 - EBOOK

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Media: EBOOK - download
File format: PDF file 77MB (2 vols, 1365 page)
Author: W. Morrison
Year: (1888) 2023
ISBN: 9781921315794
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Published in 1888, William Frederic Morrison produced the 'Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales' in a two volume set as a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated record of the history of New South Wales and its prominent inhabitants.

The first volume is divided into thirty-three chapters and covers topics including the early explorers, geography, aborigines, flora and fauna, governors of New South Wales as well as the Constitution. Volume two has another four chapters which complete the history section. The fascinating part of this set of books (apart from the hundreds of superb illustrations throughout), is the large biographical section which consists of nearly half of the whole set.

The biographies of noted identities cover not only those from Sydney city, but also from the suburbs and regional areas. Each are grouped by town and have at least a paragraph on each person, though some are quite extensive. Details can include parents' names, emigration details, birth place, education, and employment history. Usually there are additional anecdotal details such as C.T. Abbott, a hospital superintendent, whose hospital at Wagga Wagga "possesses excellent accommodation for all purposes ... and both the exterior and interior of the hospital reflect credit on the management of Mr Abbott".

Those with biographies are listed under the following towns: Adelong, Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Bega, Bethungra, Blayney, Boggabri, Bombala, Bowral, Braidwood, Bungendore, Camden, Campbelltown, Carcoar, Casino, Cobargo, Cooma, Coonamble, Cootamundra, Corowa, Cowra, Deepwater, Dubbo, East Maitland, Emmaville, Fernmount, Forbes, Frederickton, Glen Innes, Glencoe, Gosford, Goulburn, Grafton, Grenfell, Gulgong, Gundagai, Gunnedah, Gunning, Inverell, Jerilderie, Jerry's Plains, Junee Junction, Kiama, Lithgow, Lismore, Liverpool, Maitland, Manly, Mittagong, Molong, Moree, Morpeth, Moss Vale, Mudgee, Murrumburrah, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Narrandera, Newcastle, Orange, Parkes, Parramatta, Penrith, Picton, Plattsburg, Port Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Quirindi, Raymond Terrace, Richmond, Rylstone, Scone, Singleton, Sydney, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Tumut, Uralla, Wagga Wagga, Walcha, Walget, Walgett, Wallsend, Wellington, West Maitland, Windsor, Wollongong, Yass, Young.

Publishers Note: A unique feature of this work is that there have been a number of variant editions (at least eleven) published of this title. Volume one is always the same for each, but the biographies are divided into towns, and not all towns have been included in each edition. You will find all 'accessible' volumes have been reproduced here on a single CD.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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