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Handbook of Western Australia 1880 and 1881 Set

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (534 pages)
Author: C. Nicolay
Year: (1880, 96) 2008
ISBN: 9781921494949
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

The benefit of this book is the insight into the history and background of the colony of Western Australia and its current organisation by government and other bodies such as the churches. It does not provide the reader with lists of names but does occasionally mention a person in the narrative.

In gaining a snap shot of Western Australia and thus providing valuable background information for researchers, this book is important with coverage as follows:
- Progress of the colony: —financial, industrial, and material as relating to the banks, income, shipping, post and telegraphs, and the railways
- Development—: harbour works at Fremantle, Perth, Guildford, York, Newcastle, Northam, Albany, Geraldton and Bunbury
- Commerce:— Agriculture, wine, fruit, timber, pastoral, wool, fisheries, pearls and shell
- Newspapers
- Convicts
- Aborigines
- The churches

An example entry from page 100:

WESTERN Australia has not, like the other Australian Colonies and New Zealand, had any rapid increase of population, either from immigration, under associations having large capital at command, or induced by the discovery of gold fields. The progress has therefore been slow, but it has also been regular; the only stimulus it has received has been from the introduction of convicts in 1850; in other respects it has been dependent on the industry of its small population.

High quality scanned images of the whole of each original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Each volume is also available individually:
Handbook of Western Australia 1880
Handbook of Western Australia 1881

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

Handbook of Western Australia 1880 and 1881 Set

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