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954586
  • Title
    Volume 01: Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 [ca. 1850-1857]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    A 176/Vol 1
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1850-1857
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    954586
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.07 metres of textual material, drawings, watercolours, newscuttings and cartographic material (1 volume)
  • Scope and Content
    Includes notes and statistics on geography, topography, climate and meteorology, botany, exploration and indigenous Australians, particularly in New England, including notes about their language, naming of rivers and localities as well as their diet. The volume includes information about gold and gold diggings, cotton growing, lists of settlers and landholders, information about specific farms and sheep runs mainly in New England and surrounding districts as well as general information on sheep farming, cattle grazing and crops and information about agricultural methods and problems and distances between districts. Includes numerous manuscript maps that have been tipped in to the volume, of New England and surrounding regions as well as Southestern Queensland. Watercolour drawings include Aborigines in the New England area, farms - mostly in the New England District, and botanical drawings. Includes detailed indexes to Volumes 1 and 2. The principle headings in the index to volume 1 are as follows:
    Occupation of the Western Districts
    Occupation of the Northern Districts
    Occupation of Liverpool Plains Country
    District of New England
    Clarence District
    Darling District
    Moreton District
    Gwyder District
    Maranoa District
    Prices of wheat, flour etc before and after the gold discovery in New England and Sydney
    District of Fitz Roy
    Burnett and Wide Bay District
    Leichhardt District
    Wool – New South Wales wool and stock
    Drawings
    Positions in the Interior where runs get overstocked during dry and parched seasons
    Occupation of northern Districts
    State of the southern country during 1850
    Occupation beyond the settled districts
    Alphabetical list of the settlers in the districts
    Miscellaneous writings
    Steaming and boiling establishments
    Miscellaneous notes
    Gold mining in California
    Discovery of gold in Australia
    Victoria
    Discovery of gold in Victoria
    Distances to the gold fields
    Discovery of gold in Victoria
    Meteorological Observations

    Volume 1 also includes 3 loose manuscript maps housed in a folder inside the front cover being a map of the district of Moreton with part of Darling, Burnett and Wide Bay; a map of the Gwyder, Maranoa and Fitz Roy Districts, with part of Darling exhibiting the stations occupied by the settlers in these districts, the townships, principal lines of road, Mountains etc. (copy at FM2/3) ; and map of the northern and western districts in New South Wales exhibiting the townships and stations occupied by the settlers in the districts and counties (copy at FM2/4)
  • Language
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
  • Variant title

    Productions and resources of the Northern and Western districts of New South Wales
  • General note

    Much of the material appears to have been copied from published sources such as newspapers, pamphlets and official publications

    Aboriginal Australian names (p.73 - library pagination on original manuscript)

    List of 71 'Native Names Corrupted by the Whites' (p.75 - library pagination on original manuscript)

    Aboriginal Australian name for Banksia - Embianna - (p.95 - library pagination on original manuscript)

    Aboriginal Australian name for Turkey - Wambelgo (p.115 - library pagination on original manuscript)

    Notes on the Aboriginal Australians of the northern districts, habits and customs, hunting grounds, languages spoken by tribes in the Northern Districts (pgs.429-430 - library pagination on original manuscript)

    List of 'Places named by the Aborigines in the Northern, Southern and Western Districts' - (p.431-432 - library pagination on original manuscript)


    Microfilm : CY 89, frames 1 - 630 (A 176 vol 1)
    Photocopy : copies are on open access at CYXA 176/1
    Microfilm : MAV/FM4/1708
    Digital order no:Album ID : 977016
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