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The jetty, Corio c. 1849

List of Electors for the Electoral District of the County of Grant - Police District of Geelong (Corio) - Victoria - April 1843

List of Electors for the Electoral District of the County of Grant, Police District of Geelong (Corio), Victoria, April 1843

Settlement at Port Phillip, from Scots Hotel (1836/37) Robert Russell (1808-1900)

Captain Lonsdale's Census of Port Phillip 1836

An article written in 1932 by J. B. Cooper, recording names of the census taken in 1836, other names are included in the article totalling 59 names. Census only recorded the men's name with the number in each household.

List of Valuations of Rateable Property Within the Shire of Portland (Victoria) 1890

List of Valuations of Rateable Property Within the Shire of Portland (Victoria) 1890

293 names of Persons recorded on the List of Valuations of rateable property within the Shire of Portland (Victoria) for the year 1890.

Approved Land Licences Victoria January 1890 - Pictured: A Bush Home 1890

Approved Land Licences Victoria January 1890

158 names of people who had land licenses approved in January 1890 Victoria.

The Victoria Tannery 1850

The Victoria Tannery 1850

The Victoria Tannery in 1850, situated on the South bank of the River Yarra Yarra, about two miles from Melbourne.

The Bushrangers - Part Fifteen - In Victorian Goldfields Days - The Diabolical Murder of a Gold-Buyer

The Bushrangers - Part 15 - In Victorian Goldfields Days - The Diabolical Murder of a Gold-Buyer

It was early in January, 1859, while the first gold fever was still raging in Victoria, that a man named Cornelius Green, a large gold-buyer, became the victim of as foul and cold-blooded a murder as was ever committed, the perpetrators being two monsters whose lust for gold had evidently destroyed the last spark of manhood within their breasts.

Artists Depiction of Melbourne from the South Bank of the Yarra in 1840

Artists Depiction of Melbourne from the South Bank of the Yarra in 1840

Artists Depiction of Melbourne from the South Bank of the Yarra in 1840 by Eleanor McGlinn painted c. 1875-79

Forest Creek, Mt. Alexander; 1851

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Fryer's Creek, Mount Alexander Diggings 1852

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Mount Alexander gold diggings, Australia 1851/52

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Forest Creek, Mount Alexander - View of the gold diggings from Adelaide Hill, near Castlemaine

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Commissioners Tent & Officers Quarters Forest Creek, Mt Alexander, December 1851

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851 - drawn by David Tulloch, engraved by Thomas Ham

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

McIvor Diggins, July 26, 1853 (Langley, Hawkes, & Foster's Stores)

Life at the Diggings - Letters from McIvor Diggings, Victoria, 1 July 1853 and Bendigo, 25 July 1853

A Few Words from Australia - Two letters written by William Howitt, one from McIvor Diggings, the other from Bendigo in 1853 to dissuade people, particularly gentlemen, from coming to the goldfields.

Pen and Ink Drawing of a Portion of Melbourne from near the corner of Bourke and William Streets October 1844

Portion of Melbourne from near the corner of Bourke and William Streets October 1844

Pen and Ink Drawing of a Portion of Melbourne from near the corner of Bourke and William Streets October 1844; Inscriptions in black ink on drawing marking locations: Built by J. P. Fawkner, The Union Bank / McLagan Architect, Built by C. H. Ebdern and now the offices of Messrs. King[?], Char[?] & Dixon, Built by J. P. Fawkner

BALIYANG, NEAR GEELONG, The Residence of Foster Fyans, Esq. J.P. c. 1851

Victoria - Application for Occupation Licences - 11 February 1846

List of persons who have made application for Occupation Licences in Victoria, 11 February 1846. Pictured: Baliyang (near Geelong) The Residence of Foster Fyans, Esq. J.P. c.1851