Cyclopedia of Tasmania 1900
Cyclopedia of Tasmania 1900. 1900. The Cyclopedias that were published for most states of Australia around the beginning of the 20th Century are a vast resource of historical and biographical information.
They cover the people, towns, industries, professional, commercial and social institutions and much more.The Cyclopedias include thousands of illustrations, the larger number of these being portraits of those whose biographies are included. These are not just the rich and famous, but include a high percentage of the ordinary citizens in each community.This 2 CD set includes facsimile images of the entire two volumes of the original 1900 edition.VOLUME 1 - Government, Hobart and southern and Western townsover 620 pages, 1000 photographs and 800 biographiesIntroduction and historical sketch of Tasmania in 1900Former and present governorsGovernment, parliament and the legislatureGovernment departmentsHobart, Old Hobart and the Port of HobartMilitaryGovernment InstitutionsEducationalEcclesiastical (various denominations)Social and sporting InstitutionsProfessional, commercial, Industrial, tradesOld ColonistsRural IndustriesTimber IndustriesMiningTowns in the South of the IslandWest Coast TownsIndex to vol 1VOLUME 2 - Launceston and the Northern townsover 420 pages, 750 photographs and 700 biographiesLauncestonTowns in the North of the IslandMiscellaneous BiographiesCurious Facts of Old Colonial DaysAborigines of TasmaniaIndex to vol 2Greatly enhanced access to Cyclopedia contentAs with many other products being published under the Archive CD Books project access to the vast amount of information is now greatly enhanced The indexing of the original volumes and their general arrangement still give only limited references to the many people, places and subjects that are largely hidden in the extensive text. NOW that is all changing. The entire text is now easily searched. And the machine read OCR text has been corrected to ensure 100% of the text can now be searched. To illustrate the value of this, the following number of returns were obtained from searching the two volumes - using the Adobe Reader 6 Search.Sample Search Results Names (often none or only 1 or 2 in the indexes) - Gibson - 101 - Meredith - 63 - Williams - 140 Places (usually 1 at the most in the indexes) - Devonport - 265 - Hagley - 46 - Longford - 321 - London - 500 - Ireland - 113 - Scotland - 160 - Yorkshire - 40 Other (usually only 1 at the most in the indexes) - butcher - 105 - cricket - 170 - dentist - 16 - hotel - 461 - Presbyterian - 111