Cyclopedia of Victoria
Cyclopedia of Victoria. J. Smith. 1903-05. 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 on the state concerned - the people, towns, industries, professional, commercial and social institutions and much more. They 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 CD includes facsimile images of the entire 1800 pages of the three volumes of the original 1907-1909 edition of the Cyclopedia of Victoria. VOLUME 1Administration of justiceAboriginesarchitects and civil EngineersAccountantsAuctioneersBankingclimateDefence forceDentistryEducationgeologygovernorsBotanical gardensGovernment departmentshistory of VictoriahospitalsparliamentMelbourne post officeVictorian PressPharmacy board of VictoriaStock and share brokerslaw officersmarine BoardThe Royal mintmedicalmanufacturesold colonialistsvegetationZoology of VictoriaBiographical index VOLUME 2Aerated waters and cordial manufacturesArt, science, literatureChamber of commerceCharitable InstitutionsEcclesiasticalEducationalFraternal SocietiesSportingSuburbs of MelbourneJewellers and watchmakersMany Victorian towns and their vicinitiesBiographical index VOLUME 3Health resortsMedicalMerchants and importersManufacturersStage: Historical sketch of the Melbourne StageMany Victorian towns and their vicinitiesBiographical indexGreatly 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.