In 1853 Lieutenant-Governor La Trobe addressed a circular letter to a number of early settlers requesting information as to the time and circumstances of the first occupation of various parts of the colony. This book is a collection of those responses to that circular.
"The 58 letters record events which will recall to many persons still living old Victorian memories, and will have a great value for the future historian of Victoria, as narrating the experiences of actual movers in the early scenes of our colonization, while they will also possess interest as incidental contributions to the biographies of the men who half a century ago began to encounter the hardships and perils which beset the pioneer in every part of this continent."
"These papers also contain interesting contributions to our knowledge of the aboriginestheir languages, customs, and conflicts with the white men; and although some of the incidents narrated have found their way into print before, they are now for the first time given in their entirety to the public."
Includes fold out map - "Rough Sketch of the PORT PHILLIP COUNTRY"
This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). It has been formatted to be searchable using Abode Acrobat Reader, and the data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
Some examples of the contents:
Letter from J. N. McLeod, Tahara - Lands at Indented Head in July 1837. Lakes Colac and Corangamite. Borhoneygnurk station, on the Moorabool. Mr. Russell compelled by attacks of natives to vacate the Leigh. Further settlement on the Leigh and Moorabool. Takes up a station on the South Australian boundary. Experience of the natives
Letter from J. M. Clow - Occupies Balerook, Wimmera district. "Geordie," his wives, and children the sole aboriginal occupants of this isolated tract. Stratagem of the aborigines to murder "Geordie."
Letter from Hugh Jamieson to Bishop Perry, Mildura Station, River Murray 1853 - The aborigines capable of only a limited improvement. Have no knowledge of a Supreme Being. Death attributed in all cases to human agency. Numbers in the Murray and Darling tribes. Infanticide prevalent. Their diseases and physical sufferings. Cannibalism. Marriages. Probable future of the aborigines.
This CD book has been formatted to be searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The full title is "Sands and McDougall's Melbourne and Suburban Directory for 1865 containing street, alphabetical, and trade directory Melbourne and suburbs, together with a miscellaneous directory of useful information".
This is arranged in over 600 pages as follows:
Directory arranged by street - over 200 pages, directory arranged alphabetically - 167 pages, trade and professional directory - 60 pages, miscellaneous directory and ads.
The miscellaneous section includes banks, railways, land & sea transport, societies and institutions, government and official, ecclesiastical, legal, colonial, postal information and much more. The directory concludes with over 60 pages of advertisements - all useful insight, often including names of people and places.
The whole directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable. This makes it useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
Melbourne, East Melbourne, North Melbourne (Carlton, Hotham), West Melbourne, Collingwood (Fitzroy, East Collingwood), Richmond, Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor, St Kilda, Emerald Hill, Sandridge. Williamstown, Northcote, Brighton, Brunswick, Essendon, Flemington, Footscray, Hawthorn and Kew, Toorak, Heidelberg, Alphinton, Ivanhoe, Pentridge and Preston.
The full title is "Ballarat and Ballarat District Directory including Buninyong, Browns, Clunes, Creswick, Smythesdale and Scarsdale for 1865-66" Compiled by F.M. Dicker. This 250 page volume is arranged as follows:
Street Directory - 65 pages, Alphabetical Directory - 61 pages, Government Departments, Parliament of Victoria, Post Office, Telegraph Office, Gold, Legal, Ecclesiastical, Municipal, Public Institutions, Societies, Trade Directory, Mining, Companies. The directory concludes with over 50 pages of advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.
The whole directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places, occupations and other information for family and local historians
The full title of the 264 page directory is "Ballarat and Ballarat District Directory containing Alphabetical, Trade and Professional Directory of Ballarat West, Ballarat East, Sebastopol and Buninyong, together with Illustrations and descriptive information in reference to resorts &c, Municipal, legal, mining and other useful information." Published by Harry Tulloch Prop Ltd.
Use this unique directory to find both male and female family members. The publishers' note at the front highlights this special feature of the directory:
"The publishers have much pleasure in placing this, the first section of a complete Ballarat and District Directory, containing the name and address of every person over the age of 21 years, (male and female) in Ballarat West, Ballarat East, Sebastopol and Buninyong, together with other useful information. This is the first work of its kind ever issued in any provincial City of Australasia."
It contains about 50 advertisements - all useful information, often including names of people and places.
The directory, including most text in the ads, is searchable, useful not only for finding names, but also places occupations and other information for family and local historians.
NOTE: The text on a few pages in the original is faint and in some cases cut off. This may limit the searching accuracy on the pages concerned, but the pages concerned are quite readable on screen.
Electoral Rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, at least at the start of the twentieth century, and hence, they are both extremely important, and useful.
This Electoral Roll consists of about 40,000 electors in the Electoral Division of Bendigo giving full name, address and occupation.
Covers the localities (subdivisions) of Bendigo, Bridgewater, Campbell's Creek, Carisbrook, Castlemaine, Dunolly, Eaglehawk, Elmore, Golden Square, Goornong, Huntly, Inglewood, Ironbark, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton, Long Gully, Maldon, Narong, Newstead, Quarry Hill, Raywood, Sandhurst, Sandhurst East, Strathfieldsaye, Sutton, Taradale, Wedderburn, Woodend.
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