The "Garryowen" Sketches; Historical, Local, and Personal

The "Garryowen" Sketches; Historical, Local, and Personal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... by the-touch of an enchanter's wand;" the others remain. Emerald Hill was a sheep-walk much affected by the aborigines, who used to corroboree there; whilst St. Kilda, South Yarra and Richmond afforded luxuriant pasturage for the country cattle brought to market and the cows of the town-herds, which supplied that-now almost unattainable luxury--pure, waterless, milk.-The City of Prahran was a little-known, unfre uented, sandy flat, whilst the now densely-peopled low-ands of Fitzroy and Collingwood were dreary-looking, desolate, wind-beaten, muddy, or sun-baked swamps.-In the commencement of 1843, according to the then assessment, there were just one thousand and ninety-five tenements, most of them of a very small and inferior description, in Melbourne and all its suburbs; but what an, extraordinary transformation has Melbourne undergone in less than forty years! Like a monster whose limbs have grown too large for its body, she has been gradually dismembered, and some of the dissevered portions will soon become as large as the trunk from which they separated. At the present time what is now known as Melbourne Proper, i.e., the City, minus Hotham, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Richmond, most of South Yarra, Emerald Hill and St. Kilda, has seven public Markets, is divided into seven Wards, and has an area of seven square miles. It has about 100 miles of streets thoroughly made, and much more than that extent of curbed and permanently formed footways. It is lighted every night by one thousand nine hundred and fifty gas lamps, for which the City Council pays 15,600 per annum. The annual value of the Corporation assessment is 953,202, upon which an annua rate of 63,546 is levied from the citizens, consisting of Town Rate...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773306
  • 9781236773302