The Story of Melbourne

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (146 pages)
Author: A. Kenyon
Year: (1934) 2007
ISBN: 9781921081613
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

This interesting, accurate and detailed history of the growth and development of the city of Melbourne was written by Alfred S. Kenyon in 1934. Kenyon was a noted historian and President of the Historical Society of Victoria at the time of publication. He was also the author of several history books.

The book includes many areas of Melbourne's history from its 'finding', 'the real start' through to 'the present', including chapters on squatters, traders, 'the blacks' municipal beginnings, gold, the constitution, and the history of the port and railways. The book also includes several illustrations.

Written with much enthusiasm and love for Melbourne, this book is a useful, interesting and easy to read source for both family and local historians.

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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