Blair's Cyclopaedia of Australasia
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (808 pages)
Author: D. Blair
Year: (1881) 2006
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
David Blair (1820-1899) was an Irish Australian who was a politician, journalist and encyclopedist. 'Blair's Cyclopaedia of Australasia', which he wrote in 1881 is his most noted book. The subtitle of the book explains what it is about 'Dictionary of facts, events, dates, persons and places connected with the discovery, exploration and progress of the British Dominions in the south from the earliest dawn of discovery in the Southern Ocean to the year 1881'.
The book contains comprehensive information on a range of topics related to Australasian history including people, events, places and subjects arranged in alphabetical order. The entries vary in length from a few lines to several pages. The book gives a unique perspective to Australian history from its time period.
Totalling over 800 pages, this book is a valuable addition to any library of Australian history and will be useful to those interested in Australias early history.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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