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The Cyclopedia Of Victoria. (Three Volume Set) An Historical And Commercial Review. Descriptive And Biographical Facts Figures And Illustrations. An Epitome Of Progress.
Melbourne, Cyclopedia Company, 1903. 1905. - First Editions; Three Volume Set; Lge. 8vo, 24 x 29 cm; Vol.I. pp. (xiv), 611; Vol.II. pp. (vi), 559; Vol. III. pp (vi), 644; marbled edges, numerous photographic illustrations, original half leather bindings, titles lettered in gilt on spines, some rubbing to bindings but overall a nice firm set. Includes an interesting view on Colonel Collins sitting the early settlement at Sorrento and why he did not pursue the Yarra River settlement discovered and described by Grimes. Aboriginal Chapter states they are ' extremely "interesting" relates legends and that they have many fine qualities. Includes illustrations of 1850 bridge over the Yarra River, the Queens Arch, Kings Arch, Bourke Street, Law Courts, King Billy and the Ballarat tribe. Also includes articles on Horse Racing, Cricket, Art, Education, railways, Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, Parliament, Hospitals. Volume 3 describes regions of Victoria including, Frankston well described including the murderers hut and the pleasant ride to Mt. Eliza. Also described are Melbourne Union Cricket Club, Flinders, Lorne, Portsea, Sorrento', Leongatha and much more. An invaluable reference work on Victorian local history and biographies of the time.
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