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A short history and description of the Parliament House, Melbourne

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087M
Scope and Contents Printed book illustrated by six photographs purchased in 1904. There is also a lithographed plan and a cross-section elevation.Victoria's Parliament House was designed by Peter Kerr and J G Knight; building began in 1856 and the first stage was completed in 1860. In 1877 a Royal Commission on the Parliament Buildings with G H Jenkins, author of the book, as Secretary was set up. Further construction was carried out as a result of its recommendations, and in 1885 a tender for the...
Dates: 1886
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Address from the women of Ballarat and Ballarat East in the colony of Victoria to the women of England

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 299
Scope and Contents A roll of paper 31 x 1067 cm in size. In 1863 it was recommended to increase the number of convicts transported to Western Australia, and the proposal was met with strident opposition from it and the other Australian colonies through a series of petitions. Reaction in Victoria was especially strong because of anxiety that its goldfields would attract many escaped or former convicts. Although it was decided in early 1864 not to expand penal transportation to Western Australia, many had...
Dates: 1864-10
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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An appreciation of the life of William French (1897-1960) soldier, naturalist and adventurer extraordinaire

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 381
Scope and Contents The collection was compiled by Allan Allison, Carlisle City Museum Assistant (1956-66) and Senior Nature Reserve Warden with Nature Conservancy Scotland (1968-78), who became acquainted with French during the final years of his life. At its heart are ten original letters (approximately 60 pages with photocopied duplicates) written by French to his lifelong friend Ernest Blezard, Curator of Natural History, Carlisle City Museum (1926-1966):1-2 Australia 19253 Solomon Islands...
Dates: 1925 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Bendigo gold production

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087F
Scope and Contents

154 x 170 mm. Mounted photograph. Shows cubes of various sizes representing the relative outputs of different mines. The fronts of the cubes have printed on them information about size, dividends and value. A printed caption stuck beneath the photograph states: 'The above 27 companies represent a paid-up capital of £437,631. Value for gold produced, £6,132,544. Dividends paid, £3,131,355. Approximate value of the 27 mines and machinery, £2,000,000.

Dates: 1880
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Melbourne from the south side of the Yarra Yarra 1839

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 382
Scope and Contents

Reprinted by the Grown Lands Dep. Melbourne, March 1881. Drawn by J. Adamson. Engraved by J. Carmichael for R. Clini.

Dates: 1881
Conditions Governing Access: Stored in the RCS Plan Chest.
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Melbourne International Exhibition

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087A
Scope and Contents An album with printed title page, containing mounted and captioned prints measuring approximately 290 x 235 mm., and showing the courts and exhibits of various countries. Photographer unknown. The Melbourne Exhibition, which lasted from October 1st 1880 until April 30th 1881, was the second international exhibition to be held in Australia, the first being in Sydney the previous year (see Y3086A, 'The Burning of the Garden Palace'). There had been numerous smaller exhibitions but these had...
Dates: 1880
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of suburbs of Melbourne

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087B
Scope and Contents An album containing forty-three mounted photographs, uncaptioned and measuring approximately 145 x 110 mm. This family album shows scenes mostly at unidentifiable locations in the Melbourne area.A sizeable number of these photographs appear to have been taken in the Botanical Gardens, but this is the only location that can be identified with any certainty. The rest of the prints show small family groups in private houses or gardens without well-known landmarks visible. It is...
Dates: 1865 - 1885
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photographs of Victoria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087D
Scope and Contents An album containing eighty-four prints, mounted two to a page, and measuring approximately 200 x 145 mm. All prints have handwritten copperplate captions, and most of the older photographs have the embossed stamp in one corner of the photographers Norrie and Sutcliffe of Melbourne. The prints show scenes in Melbourne and other Victorian towns, notably Walhalla and Ballarat, and various country scenes. Victoria, only legally constituted a colony in 1851, saw a furious growth in...
Dates: 1885 - 1901
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pictures in the National Gallery, Melbourne

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087K
Scope and Contents A portfolio containing five mounted prints of various sizes with descriptive letterpress by Marcus Clarke on separate sheets. The portfolio has been discarded due to flood damage. An advertisement on the portfolio cover reads: 'With a view to furnishing the public with photographic copies of the best pictures in the Melbourne National Gallery, the Trustees decided on entrusting the task of reproducing them, under the supervision of M. Eugene Von Guerard, to a competent photographic...
Dates: 1873
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Public Library of Victoria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087G
Scope and Contents

Nine loose black and white photographs measuring approximately 200 x 150 mm. They show interior and exterior views of the library, and have handwritten captions on the reverse, together with the photographic studio's stamp.

Dates: 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Three photographs of Walhalla, Victoria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087H
Scope and Contents

Three loose black and white prints showing scenes in and around Walhalla. All are captioned on the photograph, and also have handwritten explanatory captions on the reverse. Photographed by W Lee.

Dates: 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Travels in South Asia and Australia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3024A
Scope and Contents

The album contains a mixture of original photographs, hand-coloured postcards and clippings. Most have manuscript or printed captions. Subjects include travel, hunting, scenes of natural beauty, natural products, and notable places or buildings.

Dates: 1904
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Victorian railways

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087E
Scope and Contents

An album containing sixteen watercolours, comprising of a title-page (which continues: 'Chief Mechanical Engineer's Branch. Principal types of rollingstock. Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot') and sixteen pages of lithographed plans and elevations showing various types of carriages and locomotives in use on the Victorian Railway System. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief text giving measurement, number of each model built and other technical specifications.

Dates: 1902
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Victorian scenery

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087L
Scope and Contents

Album of albumen prints, each photograph is mounted on a card with letterpress description on the back, headed 'Views of Victoria (general series)', though the front cover of the album is lettered 'Victorian scenery.' The state Library of Victoria contains a copy of 'Views of Victoria 1877-1879', which contains 60 photographs. This RCS collection, though numbered up to 37, has five gaps (15, 16, 19, 27, 34).

Dates: 1877 - 1879
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Views of Bendigo

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087C
Scope and Contents A commercially produced portfolio containing fifty-two mounted prints measuring approximately 180 x 125 mm., showing views in and around Bendigo and giving a detailed photographic coverage of the city and its suburbs. Each print is pasted to an elaborately printed mount with a decorative border, 'Views of Bendigo' and the print number at the top, and a title and explanatory key beneath the picture. Beneath each plate is also printed 'N.U. Claire Photo. Sandhurst' and 'Welch.Typo.' Some...
Dates: 1875
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).