Centenary History of South Australia

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (494 pages)
Year: (1936) 2010
ISBN: 9781742227306
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Published in 1936, the 'Centenary History of South Australia' celebrates the achievements of the founders, explorers, navigators and early settlers.

.... [it] pay[s] a tribute to the spirit in which the early settlers faced their difficulties. They left their homeland a hundred years ago, imbued with the spirit of adventure, and determined to be successful in their efforts to found a new colony under the Southern Cross.

In twenty-five chapters it covers:

  • Geographical background to the colony
  • Natives of South Australia
  • Explorers by land and sea
  • Prospectus and flotation
  • Pioneering difficulties
  • From youth to maturity
  • Expansion
  • Some aspects of self-government
  • Character of the population
  • Agricultural and pastoral progress
  • Vines, fruit and forest
  • Mining
  • Manufacturers and commerce
  • Transport
  • Water supply
  • City of Adelaide
  • Legal and Constitutional progress
  • State finance in recent years
  • Social experiments
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Growth of scientific knowledge
  • Literature, art and music
  • Sports and pastimes
  • Retrospect and prospect

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.

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

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.

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