Port Fairy - The Town That Kept Its Character

Author(s): Marten A. Syme

History | Local Content | Local Author

Spanning a period of 180 years, the history of Port Fairy commences with contact with the Aboriginal occupants of the land, whaling, and the development of James Atkinson's Special Survey until the sale of these lands from 1885. The story is then presented in four eras - approximately terminating in 1921, 1947, 1980 and 2018. These parts are segmented into transport, industry, environment, municipal administration, community buildings and services and community and sporting organisations, plus some chapters regarding the local contribution to overseas conflicts, the railway and essential services. The book is extensively referenced, with 68 illustrations and 10 maps and a full index.


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General Fields

  • : 9780957929531
  • : Syme, Marten
  • : December 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marten A. Syme
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 336