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Australian Etiquette 1885: Rules and Usages of the Best Society in the Australasian Colonies

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (759 pages)
Year: (1885, 1902) 2007
ISBN: 9781921461514
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Etiquette, one aspect of decorum, is a code that governs the expectations of social behaviour, according to the contemporary conventional norm within a society, social class, or group. In Britain, the word etiquette has its roots in the eighteenth century, becoming a universal force in the nineteenth century - and Australia followed.

This comprehensive book covers everything such as: Manners, Introductions, Salutations, Visiting, Dinner Parties, Table Etiquette, Courtship, Weddings, Home Life, Women's Higher Education, the Letter Writer, General Rules to Govern Conduct, Funerals, Business, Dress, Pastimes ... and much more.    

Written in 1885 the object of this book was to present the usages and rules which govern the best Australian society, which will then enable anyone to acquire the manners of a gentleman, or the gentle and graceful bearing of a well-bred lady. The work is arranged that every subject is conveniently classified and subdivided, making it easy to refer to any given subject.

Also covers "Their Sports, Pastimes, Games and Amusements."

A unique reference work which shows us the social life of upper class Australians in the late 1800s.

A bonus with this product is the inclusion of a later volume Etiquette in Australia 1902

1. Introductory
2. Manners
3. Introductions
4. Salutations
5. Etiquette of Calls
6. Etiquette of Visiting
7. Etiquette of Cards
8. Conversation
9. Dinner Parties
10. Table Etiquette
11. Receptions, Parties and Balls
12. Street Etiquette
13. Etiquette of Public Places
14. Travelling Etiquette
15. Riding and Driving
16. Courtship
17. Wedding Etiquette
18. Home Life and Etiquette
19. Home Training
20. Home Culture
21. Women's Higher Education
22. The Letter Writer
23. General Rules to Govern Conduct
24. Anniversary Weddings
25. Births and Christenings
26. Funerals
27. Australian Etiquette
28. British and European Titles
29. Business
30. Dress
31. Colors and their Harmony in Dress
32. The Toilet
33. Toilet Receipts
34. The Language of Flowers
35. Sports, Pastimes, Games, Amusements
36. Horse-racing
37. Hunting
38. Kangaroo-hunting
39. Coursing
40. Athletic Sports
41. Australian Pastimes
42. Australian Games
43. Champion Oarsmen in Australia
44. Indoor Amusements
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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