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Life & Letters in Early Australia: Book notes

Book notes – Book Review Photographs of Boom Town Melbourne in the 1880s This is a new book just published and I have not yet received a copy for review but it sounds quite spectacular. A professional photographer, Charles B. Walker has recorded the splendour of Melbourne before the collapse of the boom economy. The […]

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Life & Letters in Early Australia: Tracking A.B. Triggs and his collections – Arthur Bryant Triggs

Tracking A.B. Triggs and his collections – Arthur Bryant Triggs – Biography Alan Ives Arthur Bryant Triggs was born in 1868 at Chelsea, London, England. His family included his younger brother H. Inigo Triggs (1876-1923) the well known English landscape garden designer, architect and author; and the architect Inigo Triggs was also a family member. […]

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Life & Letters in Early Australia: John Oxley’s Sydney town house

John Oxley’s Sydney town house Richard Johnson John Oxley, third Surveyor General of New South Wales, occupied the house at the corner of King and Macquarie Streets Sydney from about 1820 till his death in 1828. It was on the 12 June 1811 that Thomas Clarkson, a ticket of leave man, having arrived in the […]