Ballarat Compendium 1

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9781921230462
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Ballarat is not only Victoria's largest inland city, but it holds such an important in Australia's history due to the gold found in the region. Founded in 1838, gold was first discovered in the region in 1851.Once word got around, thousands of people flocked from all around the nation in search of gold. By 1852 there were estimated to be about 20,000 diggers all searching for gold.

Due to this population explosion, Ballarat was proclaimed a town in 1852. By 1855, Ballarat was a municipality, a borough by 1863 and a city in 1870.

Here in this Compendium, you will find 5 books all relating specifically to Ballarat and the surrounding districts compiled together on the one CD. Not only is it much easier to use, but also by buying it as a set, you save $$$ off the price of buying each title individually!!

Titles included in this compendium are:
Ballarat and Ballarat East Directory 1865-66
Ballarat and District Directory 1904
Ballarat and District in 1901
Ballarat and Vicinity 1895
The History of Ballarat (1887)

Essential reading for anyone with connections to this region.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of each of the original books. They have each been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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

1 Review
  • Terrific items at your fingertips

    Posted by michelle borserio on 21st Jun 2019

    Indispensable. I use this word in regards to this CD as this is exactly as it says.
    Extremely easy to use. Just pop it in and it will open up to chose what you want to look at. You need Adobe reader. There is also explanations on how to use search. High quality resolution with photos and it really is 5 books in one CD!!
    I can’t rate this more highly. It covers everything that you will need to know in the early days of Ballarat.
    It caters for everything that pertains to Ballarat, shows advertisements, where people lived, their jobs, history of the area etc . You will be there for hours reading.
    An extremely useful tool for researching your family in this area.
    Highly recommended.

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