BRAND NEW Book on CD Rom - An important collection of more than 500 biographies of Victorians and 'a number of leading statesmen and colonists who have either been identified with the early history of Australia or are now occupying prominent positions in the adjacent colonies.'A sample biographyHolden, JAMES, Mayor of Fitzroy, was born in May, 1837, at Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. He received his education at private schools, and in April, 1852, together with his parents, landed in Melbourne. About two years after arrival in Australia, Mr. Holden went to the goldfields with his brother, and dug without success for five years. Tired of a miner's life, he returned to Melbourne, and for two years worked with his father in the building-trade. His next departure was to New Zealand, where he worked for two years with such good results that he was able to return to Melbourne, marry, and commence business on his own account. Success attended his efforts, and in 1878 he was elected councillor for the municipality of Fitzroy by the largest number of votes ever recorded; and after serving the usual term—three years—was again returned by an overwhelming majority. In 1881, Mr. Holden was elected Mayor of the city of Fitzroy by an unanimous vote. Married, in 1865, Mary Ann, daughter of Charles Meates, Esq., of London; issue, one daughter.The whole 466 page book is searchable - useful not only for finding names, but also places, occupations and other information for family and local historians.High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.Summary by Archive CD Books Australia A Brand New Quality CD Rom from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Men of the Time in Australia: Victorian ...
Publisher: CD Archive
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description McCarron , Bird & Co., Melbourne, 1878. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Half maroon roan over matching pebbled cloth covered boards, raised bands on spine with gilt title and devices, gilt dentelles delineating leather from cloth, advertisements on front and back endpapers. Front internal hinge split, extremities rubbed. A collection of short biographies of some 280 prominent 19th century Victorians Signed working copy of Edmund Finn ("Garryowen"), the author of "The Chronicles of Early Melbourne" 1888, with marginal pencil marks and short annotations in ink on some entries. Scarce. Seller Inventory # 2450