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Lot #245 - "THE NEWS LETTER OF AUSTRALASIA. MELBOURNE, NOVEMBER, 1859' complete 4-page edition, printed & published at "The Herald" Office

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    245
  • Lot Description:
    "THE NEWS LETTER OF AUSTRALASIA. MELBOURNE, NOVEMBER, 1859' complete 4-page edition, printed & published at "The Herald" Office
    with lengthy coverage of the new Parliament following elections, ("Measures have been prepared to amend our gold fields legislation, and to legalize mining on private property..."; "The subject of the defences of the ports and harbours will demand your early and serious attention....The recent arrival of H.M.S Pelorus....completes the naval armament destined by the imperial government for the defence of the Australian coasts"). Other matters included the railways, water supplies to the gold fields, telegraphic communications, the question of establishing a branch of the Royal Mint in Victoria, etc. Gold shipments, an agricultural show, banking, shipping arrivals & departures, news from New South Wales, Tasmania and New Zealand, theatrical activities, labour and produce markets, etc. are also covered.
  • Estimate:
    A$200 - 250
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Books & Manuscripts

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