Handbook of Western Australia 1881 2nd ed
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (339 pages)
Author: C. Nicolay
Year: (1896) 2008
Other: 2nd ed.
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
- The churches
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original 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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