Australian Blue Book 1942
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (520 pages)
Year: (1942) 2009
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Prepared in Australia, published in Australia and dedicated to Australian people and their needs ... 'The Australian Blue Book is the first publication of its kind in Australia in that it is an all-Australian reference book, designed to fill a definite gap in the educational and informational literature of the Commonwealth. Much time and thought has been given to its compilation, and it represents a sincere attempt to give this country a book of reference that should become a national institution'.
The book is divided into five parts: Australia General, Business Interests, Rural, Woman's Interest and Hobbies.
Australia General: covers outstanding dates in Australian history, the early war effort, a summary of the government and towns of the states and territories, aboriginal place names, and sporting (amateur and professional)
Business Interests: covers History of Australian Banking, Life Assurance, Trusteeship, Accountancy, Tax and the War, the Metal Trades Employers Association, Retail Traders Association, Business Associations, Government Departments, Air Transport, Postal, Australian Broadcasting System, Holiday and Tourist Resorts, Newspapers, Marine Insurance, and Origin of Fire Insurance
Rural: covers Australias Primary Industries, Importance of Agriculture, Sheep and Wool, Wheat Farming, Dairy Products, Pig Industry, Pig Statistics, Improving Poultry Flocks, Legumes, Pasture Management, Growing Eucalypts, Abortion Free Herds, Useful Information, Preserving and Drying Food, Producer Gas, Principles of Electricity, Measurements (of Hay Stacks and other), the Horse, Hints on Sheep Dipping, the Dog, Book-keeping for Farmers, History of the Royal Agricultural Society
Womans Interest: Culture of True Skin Beauty, Woman and Her Family, Home Selection, Home Maintenance, Washing Day, Household Linen, When Sickness Comes, Decay of Teeth, Blood Pressure, The Heart in Middle Age, The Kitchen, Cleanliness in the Larder, Balanced Meals, Principles of Good Cooking, Jam-Making, Preserving Vegetables, Selected Recipes, Australian Red Cross Society
Hobbies: Introduction to Leisure, Gardening, How a Camera Works, For Health and Happiness, How to Lay Out a Tennis Court, Fishing in Australian Waters, The Anglers Virtues, Radio as an Hobby, and How Speakers Work
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive.
The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.