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Book - James Ballantyne, 'Homes and Homesteads in the Land of Plenty', Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, 1871 Document Reg. No: HT 16887

Book entitled 'Homes and Homesteads in the Land of Plenty: A Handbook of Victoria as a field for Emigration' by the Reverend James Ballantyne (1818-1896), published by Mason, Firth & McCutcheon in Melbourne in 1871. The book covers immigration to Victoria, settlement, employment, agriculture, recreation, Melbourne, mining, education, government and other subjects. In the preface the author lists the reasons why he has written the book, including that there is room in Victoria for all who would chose to come and that Victoria needs more people, and that the men most wanted are those 'who would come on their own independent footing - men of spirit, energy, and a little capital. It is mainly for such that this little book is written.'
Green cover, gold lettering, 188 pages.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 187.0 mm (Height), 125.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: recreation, working life, families, education, manufacturing, immigration, agriculture, working conditions, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, healthcare medicine, exploration, gold rushes, viticulture winemaking, settlement, employment, schools, victorian colonial defence forces, immigrant shipping, churches, universities, libraries, immigration debates, immigration policies, goldfields, travel tourism, victorian pioneers, british immigration, immigration selection, melbourne landmarks, victorian railways, governments, wool sheep industry, diamond mining, victorian colonial governors, climate, poverty
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Author: Reverend James Ballantyne, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Publisher: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1871

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