Written by H. Mortimer Franklyn, and published in 1881, this "shows the present condition and production of some of its leading industries, namely, wool, wine, grain, dressed meat, etc. The amount of each produced and exported. To which is appended the rise and progress of some of the leading mercantile houses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. And also a pastoral and agricultural directory of the whole of Australia."
This lovely book describes each area of Australia in detail, with lists development and facilities in over 400 pages, plus over 100 pages of directory listing people in two columns, followed by lot of advertisements, many of them illustrated.
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The whole text is searchable. Search for any word in the text - names, places and more.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
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