Jubilee History of Ipswich 1910
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (167 pages)
Author: G. Harrison
Year: (1910) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
For anyone wanting to know the history of Ipswich, this book is a must read. Published in 1910 to commemorate the progress of the town.
The area was first explored by European colonists in 1826. In 1827, the first convicts and overseers arrived to mine the area, and the town that built around this industry became known as Limestone. In 1843, the settlement officially became known as Ipswich, making Ipswich the oldest provincial city in Queensland. Ipswich was proclaimed as a municipality in 1860, and became a city in 1904.
Complete with hundreds of photographs of people, buildings and scenes from the town, this history starts with the exploration of the region, then continues on with government and elections, reminiscences, pioneer settlements, railway and water supply, show associations, the primary industries of the region (coal mining, cotton, wool etc), as well as the churches and schools.
Fully searchable, this is a very useful book for not only those with family with connections to this region, but also for anyone researching Queensland's early history.
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.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
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