A History of the Port Phillip District: Victoria Before Separation

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2003 - History - 368 pages
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The period from the first temporary convict camp of 1803 to the formal separation of Victoria from New South Wales in 1851 encompasses years of struggle and adversity. They saw the future of the territory shaped by Aborigines, whalers, adventurers, squatters, speculators and immigrants.
 

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A very interesting of the early days of settlement of Victoria, a historical account.

Contents

Aboriginal Settlement before 1800
17
Further Settlements
32
Permanent Settlement
44
Progress at Port Phillip
67
Squatting 18361841
87
Government Settlers and Aborigines
111
Immigration Speculation and Depression 18391843
144
Government
170
Economic Recovery
192
Social Progress
214
Separation
234
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About the author (2003)

A. G. L. Shaw is an emeritus professor of history at Monash University. He is the author of Convicts and the Colonies, Sir George Arthur, and Gipps_La Trobe Correspondence. He contributed to Historical Studies, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, and British Studies.

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