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Australian Goldfields -- Hill of Content Archives Series -- a collection of contemporary documents compiled and edited by M. J. Jennings

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Title:Australian Goldfields -- Hill of Content Archives Series -- a collection of contemporary documents compiled and edited by M. J. Jennings
Price:AUD$176.00 (about USD$119.20)
Category:History
Book ID:SB00-0221946
Quantity:1
Publisher:Hill of Content, Melbourne, 1966
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Various Contemporary
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Hill of Content, 1966, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Various Contemporary

400 g; illustrated envelope, which includes an Octavo sized stapled booklet with illustrated cover, and a total of 28 pages including bibliography. A 22 inch by 11.5 inch double fold facsimile of the sale of land by three brothers being the principal chiefs of a certain native tribe called Dutigullar -- -- --of still attractive land -- to a fellow called John Batman. A copy of a poster announcing "the sale of 40 head of horses" measuring approximately the same, and a smaller poster measuring approximately 15" x 7" promoting Abdul Kadar, Indian Juggler and Wizard of the East. Extracts from the Melbourne Argus 1851, 1852, Sydney morning Herald, 1851, Port Phillip Gazette, 1851 and Gold Diggers Advocate, 1854. Map of Australia 1857 showing Western Australia, Victoria through to the Darling, the area around Darwin, Cape York, and a part of the area near Stradbroke Island. An illustration titled "Crossing the Creek at Bacchus' Marsh" engraved by T. Ham, and "Open Air Services at the Diggings" and "Examining the Days Work a Bendigo Sketch" by the same artist, the last five pieces measuring approximately 20" x 14", each. And, 18 pieces measuring approximately 15" x 10", as follows: Puddling -- painting by S. T. Gill; Fryers Creek by the same artist, and "Licence Inspection at Forest Creek" and "Diggers on the Way to Bendigo" also by S. T. Gill, "Gold Diggings of Victoria" & "Forest Creek, Mount Alexander", and " Store at the Diggings" engraved by T. Ham, a reproduction from the Melbourne Punch volume 1 1856, titled "the Song of the bushranger," and three other sheets of reproductions from the Punch, a copy of a miner's right issued June 29, 1860, a letter from a Melbourne citizen to Sir Charles Hotham, a facsimile "from the letters of major-George Charles Pasley, to his father 1853-1861, an extract from the Victorian Government Gazette October 15, 1851, a broadside of the Victorian government notice for the arrest of Peter Lalor, and a reproduction from the Victoria Government Gazette August 16, 1851, and a miner's licence issued May 31, 1853. All the items shows trivial signs of ageing owing to the type of paper used. The "envelope" is slightly rubbed across the satchel entry point, and at the corners. The items will not be separated. Size: 4to 9�" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various Contemporary. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Gold; Local History -- Victoria; Inventory No: 0221946.
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