Victoria: with a description of its principal cities, Melbourne and Geelong

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Victoria: with a description of its principal cities, Melbourne and Geelong  (1856) 
by Henry Butler Stoney
Town Hall, Melbourne

Town Hall, Melbourne

VICTORIA:

WITH

A DESCRIPTION OF ITS PRINCIPAL CITIES,

MELBOURNE AND GEELONG:

AND

REMARKS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE COLONY;

INCLUDING

AN ACCOUNT OF THE BALLAARAT DISTURBANCES, AND OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN WISE, 40TH REGIMENT.


BY

CAPT. H. BUTLER STONEY,

40TH REGT., LATE 99TH REGT. AUTHOR OF "A Residence in Tasmania;" ETC. ETC.



LONDON:

SMITH, ELDER, & CO., 65, CORNHILL.

DUBLIN: McGLASHAN & GILL, UPPER SACKVILLE-STREET.


1856.

DUBLIN:

Printed at the University Press

BY M. H. GILL

TO

THE MEMORY OF A GALLANT AND ESTEEMED FRIEND,

CAPTAIN WISE, 40th REGT.,

WHO FELL AT BALLAARAT, DECEMBER, 1864,

AND

AS A SMALL TRIBUTE OF RESPECT

TO THE SORROWING RELATIVES OF ONE SO JUSTLY BELOVED,

This Work

IS DEDICATED,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS.

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Introductory Chapter, Page.
1
Melbourne and its Environs in 1855, 16
Victoria in 1855, 35
Routes to Ballaarat, 71
The Gold Fields, 90
The Ballaarat Disturbances, and their Cause, 101
The Emeute, 113
Character and Death of Captain Wise, 129
General State of the Colony in 1856, 139
Appendix, 185

ILLUSTRATIONS.

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THE TOWN HALL, MELBOURNE, Frontispiece.
MR. HARGREAVES, DISCOVERER OF THE GOLD FIELDS, Title-page.
MAP OF VICTORIA, Page.
1
MELBOURNE, 16
PLAIN NEAR THE MARRABOOL HILLS, 75
ENTRANCE TO THE DIGGINGS, 91
GOLD FIELD OF MOUNT ALEXANDER, 100
STEIGLITZ GULLEY, 158
FLAXMAN VALLEY, 166
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.