In 19th century Australia, Sydney & Melbourne were the competing capitals of what were the competing capitals of what were two different countries, the colonies of New South Wales & Victoria. They were as far apart as Paris & Berlin. In 1883 railway lines joining the two Australian cities met at Albury. The celebration was lavish. It was billed as the biggest intercolonial gathering in the continent's history. From now on federation was inevitable..." All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale Size: 250mm - 320mm . 144 pages. Dust Jacket has some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners & extremities . Covers have some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Railways; Australia; History. ISBN: 0454003692. ISBN/EAN: 9780454003697. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20042.