Historical Records Of Victoria V4

Communications, Trade and Transport 1836-1839

Michael Cannon
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Subjects

History

Published

31 December 1980

ISBN

9780724183272

Weight

1438g

Size

260mm x 185mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Historical Records Of Victoria V4

Communications, Trade and Transport 1836-1839

Michael Cannon
Deals with the establishment and control of communications, shipping, trade and transport during the founding years.
Efficient communications were vital to the rapid development of Port Phillip but had to be created in a virtual wilderness. Volume 4 brings together all official documents which could be located in the important areas of communications, shipping, trade and transport, during the founding years. It contains information on early shipping, charting and Customs activities, Government-controlled immigration schemes (including passenger lists where available) and the growth in control of the liquor trade. Government licensing of the first newspapers, and the organisation of satisfactory postal services are also dealt with.
Efficient communications were vital to the rapid development of Port Phillip but had to be created in a virtual wilderness. Volume 4 brings together all official documents which could be located in the important areas of communications, shipping, trade and transport, during the founding years. It contains information on early shipping, charting and Customs activities, Government-controlled immigration schemes (including passenger lists where available) and the growth in control of the liquor trade. Government licensing of the first newspapers, and the organisation of satisfactory postal services are also dealt with.

Michael Cannon

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.

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