The Handbook of Western Australia 1912
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (340 pages)
Year: (1914) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Further titled 'An Official publication for the information of commercial men, tourists and immigrants' this book was published by the Western Australian Government in 1912. The aim in it's publication was to present a accurate and impartial account of Western Australia's past and present.
The book is a general, and wide ranging account of the states history, natural features, resources and development, and includes chapters on Western Australia's 'awakening' and growth, land, industries (including: wheat, dairy, fruit growing as well as winemaking and pearling) climate, infrastructure, wild flowers and the people. It also includes specific chapters: 'For the Immigrant' and 'Tourist resorts'.
This CD includes the original colour map, colour plate of WA wildflowers, many photographs and clearly divided easy to read sections which make this book is a wonderfully useful and interesting overview of life in Western Australia in the early 20th Century.
Now fully SEARCHABLE the information in this book is readily accessible to anyone interested in life in early Western Australia.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. 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.
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.