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Booklet - 'Picturesque Port Phillip', Victoria, circa 1912 Document Reg. No: HT 26448

Promotional booklet on industry and tourist attractions around Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, published by George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, circa 1912.

This rare promotional booklet from the early 20th century provides an insight into tourism on and around Port Phillip Bay during the era of the famous bay paddlesteamers. The cover features a colour illustration of the excursion vessels PS Weeroona, PS Hygeia and PS Ozone - all 3 vessels which the Museum holds models of. The contents include further illustrations of the paddlesteamers, shipping in Corio Bay, descriptions and illustrations of local industries such as the Geelong woollen mills, foundries and meat freezing works and popular tourist and recreational spots around Port Phillip Bay.
Softbound, oblong quarto format booklet, with numerous black & white illustrations, map, original wrappers with coloured pictorial onlay,
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 216 mm (Height), 286 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: industry, tourism, ferries, manufacturing works, travel tourism, travel guides, paddlesteamers
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: tourist information
Inscriptions: Cover Title: 'Picturesque / Port Phillip'
Title Page: 'PICTURESQUE / PORT PHILLIP / By E. J. BRADY / Author of "River Rovers," "Bells and Hobbles," "The King's Caravan," etc. / GEORGE ROBERTSON & COMPANY / PROPY. LTD., / MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, and BRISBANE.'
Author: E. Brady, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912
Publisher: George Robertson & Co. Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912
Place Depicted: Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912

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