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Australian sketches : the gold discovery, bush graves &c, &c. / by Thomas M'Combie
Bib ID 1049730
Format BookBook
Author
McCombie, Thomas, 1819-1869
 
Description London : Sampson Low, 1861 
219 pages ; 17 cm. 
Summary

Pages 151-161 contain chapter on Aborigines, especially in Victoria, with details on a wide range of customs and practices based on the authors observations and evidence given to a committee he established.

Full contents
  • The gold discovery - The great rush to Ballarat; Mount Alexander; The Bendigo; The MacIvor, Ovens, etc
  • Melbourne before and after the golden era
  • The squatters
  • The gold diggers
  • The convicts
  • The aborigines
  • The bush-graves of Australia
  • An afternoon at Ballarat
  • Going round the Horn.
 
Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 11880

Subjects Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- Bendigo -- History.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Australia -- History -- Sources.  |  Victoria -- History -- Sources.  |  Victoria (Vic)

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