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A History of the Colony of Victoria

A History of the Colony of Victoria
From its Discovery to its Absorption into the Commonwealth of Australia
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108039840

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  • The first attempt by Europeans to settle in the area that eventually became the state of Victoria, Australia, was led by Colonel David Collins in 1803. Melbourne was founded in 1835, and after the discovery of gold in 1851 became the financial centre of Australia. This authoritative two-volume history of the state's first century, published in 1904 by the banker Henry Gyles Turner (1831–1920), is based on parliamentary records and information from leading political figures with whom the author was personally acquainted. Volume 1 traces Victoria's development from its early settlement to its establishment as an independent colony and the discovery of gold. Volume 2 describes the effects of the gold rush, including the management of the goldfields, the imprisonment of unlicensed miners, and the miners' revolts against taxes, and covers political developments up to Victoria's integration into the Commonwealth of Australia.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108039840
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory
    2. The abortive settlement of 1803
    3. Intermediary exploration
    4. Captain Sturt: The Hentys: Major Mitchell
    5. The founding of Melbourne
    6. The first year of the settlement
    7. The first attempt at government
    8. The Port Phillip Association
    9. The land question
    10. The Aborigines and their treatment
    11. Mr. Latrobe's early administration
    12. The constitution of 1842
    13. The new colony: its progress and limitations
    14. The first Legislative Council: the men and their measures
    15. The social, commercial and financial confusion of 1852, 1853 and 1854
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    1. The goldfields and their management
    2. The revolt of the diggers
    3. The transition to responsible government
    4. The administration of Sir Henry Barkly, 1856–63
    5. An era of constitutional struggle, 1864–8
    6. Political and social survey of the early seventies
    7. The Berry influence, 1875–82
    8. 'Peace, progress and prosperity'
    9. The era of extravagance
    10. Days of trial. The lean years that ended the century
    11. The Commonwealth. Retrospect and prospect

  • Author

    Henry Gyles Turner

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