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Booklet - 'Picturesque Port Phillip', Victoria, circa 1912 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,
|Dimensions:||216 mm (Height), 286 mm (Width)|
|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|
|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|