A History of Port Phillip District: Victoria Before Separation

By: A. G. L. Shaw

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This account of European settlement in the modern state of Victoria, Australia, spans developments from the first convict camp established in 1803 on the Bass Strait to the contemporary separation of the district from New South Wales. Aborigines, whalers, adventurers, squatters, speculators, and immigrants figure into this history of Victoria before the gold rush. The stories of such key leaders as John Baton and John Pascoe Fawkner offer insight into the founding of Melbourne, the economic depression and recovery of the 19th century, and the social progress of the 20th century. Details are drawn from primary sources including correspondence between officials in Melbourne, Sydney, and London and newspapers from Batman, Swanston, the Port Phillip Association, and La Trobe.

Title: A History of Port Phillip District: Victoria Before Separation

Author Name: A. G. L. Shaw

Categories: Australia, History,

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing: 2003

ISBN Number: 0522850642

ISBN Number 13: 9780522850642

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 031138

Description: Internally unmarked and in excellent condition. Faint diagonal crease to upper left corner back panel. "This classic, acclaimed history, with delightful colour illustrations is now available again to a new generation of readers."

Keywords: Australian History,