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Historical guide to New South Wales / Phillip Simpson.

Historical guide to New South Wales / Phillip Simpson.
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ISBN 9781922454003
Author Simpson, Phillip (author.)
Title Historical guide to New South Wales / Phillip Simpson.
Publisher &/or associated date/s North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly, 2020.
Description xiii, 835 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm.
Summary This books is a place-by-place chronology of the settlement, history and development of New South Wales, covering 230 years. Includes the GPS coordinates for each location Historical Guide to New South Wales is a unique achievement in reference work, and records the location, history, industries, buildings, calamities, and the population and their resting places, of over 9,700 cities, towns, villages, hamlets and localities (outside Sydney), whether extant or defunct. It also records the numerous surveyors who laid out our towns and the architects, engineers and builders who designed and built their most important structures. The small size of most of these places has never justified their inclusion in any standard reference book and, until now, their location and history have been a mystery to most. This book does not merely give a snapshot of a place at a particular time, but attempts to collate the significant details of each place from 1788 to 2018. More specifically, the Guide indicates when a place was settled, surveyed, gazetted and established; the local produce of the district; the public services available and when they were provided; the natural disasters, accidents, epidemics and infestations that affected the inhabitants; the churches where they were baptised and married; the factories, mills and mines in which they worked; and the graveyards and cemeteries where they were buried. In addition, it gives details of many thousands of churches, industrial structures, public buildings, public works and utilities etc. and, in many cases, who designed them, when they were built and by whom. It also often shows when they were extended, altered, renovated, repaired or replaced, and who undertook the work. It does not include Sydney (more specifically the County of Cumberland, which constitutes only 0.7% of the State).
Subjects Cities and towns -- New South Wales -- History
New South Wales -- Gazetteers
New South Wales -- Geography
New South Wales -- History
New South Wales -- Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Call number 2021.001
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