The History of Ballarat

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (447 pages)
Author: W. Withers
Year: (1887) 2007
ISBN: 9781921230455
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Written by William Withers in 1887, the author saw first-hand, the growth of Ballarat from before the gold era, and is therefore able to present not only an interesting, but also an accurate view of the history of the Ballarat region from its earliest days, through the gold era and up to 1887. This second edition of 'The History of Ballarat' was written 17 years after the first edition and consequently includes a reasonable amount of additional information.

You will find chapters on various topics including: Ballarat before the gold discovery, the gold discovery, from the gold discovery to the Eureka Stockade, digger hunting, the Eureka Stockade, political development, mining and the town of Ballarat. It also includes several drawings by S.T. Gill as well as maps, plans and copies of original documents.

This is a fascinating book for all with a history in this region.

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.

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