Historical Records Of Victoria V3

The Early Development of Melbourne 1836-1839

Michael Cannon
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Subjects

History

Published

31 December 1979

ISBN

9780724183036

Weight

1582g

Size

260mm x 183mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Historical Records Of Victoria V3

The Early Development of Melbourne 1836-1839

Michael Cannon
Volume 3 deals with planning and community activity during the founding of Melbourne during the years 1836 to 1839.
Volume 3 brings together all official documents which could be located on important aspects of the founding of Melbourne during the years 1836 to 1839.

New information is here made available on the original planning of Melbourne, control of many community activities, and results of the earliest land sales. Decisions on Melbourne's first modest public buildings and roads are examined, as well as the part played by soldiers, convicts and government officials in bringing these works to completion.

Other sections describe the first counting of population and stock; the primitive public health services which attempted to provide medical assistance for whites and blacks and the beginnings of the main religious denominations, and their attempts to provide church and Sunday school facilities as well as the first elementary education.

Lists kept by the clergy of marriages, births and deaths are published fully for the first time, giving positive identification of the settlement's true pioneers.
Volume 3 brings together all official documents which could be located on important aspects of the founding of Melbourne during the years 1836 to 1839.

New information is here made available on the original planning of Melbourne, control of many community activities, and results of the earliest land sales. Decisions on Melbourne's first modest public buildings and roads are examined, as well as the part played by soldiers, convicts and government officials in bringing these works to completion.

Other sections describe the first counting of population and stock; the primitive public health services which attempted to provide medical assistance for whites and blacks and the beginnings of the main religious denominations, and their attempts to provide church and Sunday school facilities as well as the first elementary education.

Lists kept by the clergy of marriages, births and deaths are published fully for the first time, giving positive identification of the settlement's true pioneers.

About the author

Michael Cannon is the Founding Editor of Historical Records of Victoria and an experienced journalist, newspaper editor and historian. Among many books on history he is author of The Land Boomers.

About Michael Cannon

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