Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-51
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (2 vols, 1088 pages)
Author: E. Finn
Year: (1888) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Written by Edmund Finn (Garryowen) in 1888, this publication is a unique and fascinating history of early Melbourne (1835-1851) consisting of detailed and intriguing stories and anecdotes.
The two volumes that make up this book are structured as 68 chapters covering topics such as: the beginnings of Melbourne, the official development of the municipality and its government, religious denominations, institutions, companies and infrastructure. It also includes anecdotes from and about the gold era, separation from New South Wales, early executions, bushrangers, Black Thursday and many other historical places, events and people of early Melbourne. Sketches of both people and places are scattered throughout both volumes.
Interesting and easy to read, this record of Melbourne's history will prove useful to those interested in the early history of Victoria and Melbourne as well as to those with early Melbourne ancestors.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole 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.