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Book - William Westgarth, 'Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria', 1888 Document Reg. No: HT 12773

Book by William Westgarth titled 'Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria', published by George Robertson, Melbourne in 1888. This is a First edition presentation copy, which has been inscribed and signed by Westgarth.

William Westgarth, was a Scottish merchant and financier who played a prominent part in the civic life and affairs of the Port Phillip area from 1840-1847. During this time he was a leading merchant and businessman, active in the Benevolent Society and Mechanic's Institute, and wrote a book publicizing the colony's potential. Westgarth returned to Port Philip in 1849, he helped found the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in 1851 and was a member of the first Victorian Parliament.
Octavo, two tinted lithographed plates, original dark blue cloth.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.8 cm (Height), 13.4 cm (Width), 19.8 cm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: The Westgarth Silver Tea & Coffee Service, 1847, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten in ink " To the Editor [?] Bell Auckland / with the Authors compli / ments / W. Westgarth / Melbourne August / 1888 / Wm. S. Walker". Printed address sticker on first endpaper.
Author: William Westgarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Publisher: George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888

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