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Book - Charles Rooking Carter, 'Victoria The British "El Dorado", Edward Stanford, 1870 Document Reg. No: HT 4919

Summary:
Book entitled 'Victoria: The British "El Dorado" ' written by Charles Rooking Carter and published by Edward Stanford, London, 1870. Carter wrote the book on returning to Britain from Victoria in 1870, when he discovered that the 'old country' was in a poor state economically, and that although the question of emigration was receiving a large amount of public attention, there was a general lack of knowledge as to the real conditions in Australia. Carter's book attempts to inform people as to the great opportunities in Victoria, although he tries to show 'the dark as well as the bright surface.' (p. viii)
Description:
Hardbound book with 214 pages of written text and 22 pages of supplementary catalogue information. The exterior cover is red and has some decorative embellishment on the surface. The name of the book and publisher is printed in gold on the spine of the book. The interior pages are printed in black ink and there are also two colour 'views' (painted illustrations) and a colour map.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 178 mm (Height), 126 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, chinese communities, markets, museum history, theatre, promotional materials, melbourne landmarks, port of melbourne, hotels, victorian railways, health well-being, healthcare medicine, graves, gold nuggets, gold mining, parks, gardens, fashion, customs houses, parliament houses, museums, libraries, education, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Charles Rooking Carter, Philanthropist, Politician & Author (1822-1896), Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Orientation
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: 'F. Horbill Cote. M.D.' (on label on inside cover)
'VICTORIA, The British "El Dorado;" or MELBOURNE IN 1869/ VICTORIA, The British "El Dorado;" or MELBOURNE IN 1869 SHEWING THE ADVANTAGES OF THAT COLONY AS A FIELD FOR EMIGRATION/ BY A COLONIST OF TWENTY YEARS STANDING AND LATE MEMBER OF COLONIAL LEGISLATURE (C.R. CARTER) With Two Coloured Views and a Map/ LONDON: EDWARD STANFORD, 6&7 CHARING CROSS 1870'
Author: Charles Carter, London, England, Great Britain, 1870
Publisher: Edward Stanford, London, England, Great Britain, 1870

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