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Australia: Its Rise, Progress and Present Condition

Australia: Its Rise, Progress and Present Condition

Australia: Its Rise, Progress and Present Condition


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Written by William Westgarth in 1861, this volume gives a preliminary sketch of Australasia.

Written by William Westgarth in 1861, this volume is described as consisting chiefly of the articles Australasia and Australia of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica". These articles have been revised or rewritten, so as to bring down to the present time the information upon this eventful part of our empire.

 It gives a preliminary sketch of Australasia – recent discoveries, natural history, the aboriginal and colonial population, finance, commerce, general progress and social and political life.

It then further discusses Australia (New Holland), Tasmania, New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Solomon’s Island, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Auckland Islands, Kerguelen’s Land, St Paul and Amsterdam, and the Coral Reefs and Islets in the Australasian Sea touching on their discovery, plant and animal life and other interesting facts.

The final section of the book looks in some depth at the colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author W.Westgarth
Date (1861) 2010
Pages 306

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