Edmund Finn arrived in Melbourne in 1841 and began writing colourful descriptions of life in early Melbourne under the pseudonym of Garryowen.
:: John Pascoe Fawkner
:: Burial Hill
:: Eerie cavortings at the Old Melbourne Cemetery
See links below for a selection from Garryowen's early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852.
Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-51
This publication is a unique and interesting history of early Melbourne (1835-1851) in the form of detailed and intriguing stories and anecdotes, written by Edmund Finn ('Garryowen') in 1888.
The two volumes of the book are structured as 68 chapters covering subjects such as: the beginnings of Melbourne, the official development of the municipality and it's government, religious denominations, institutions, companies and infrastructure. It also includes anecdotes from and about the gold era, separation from New South Wales, early executions, bushrangers, Black Thursday and many other historical places, events and people of early Melbourne. Illustrations of people and places are scattered throughout both volumes.
Interesting and easy to read, this collection of excerpts from Melbourne's history will prove useful to those interested in the early history of Victoria and Melbourne as well as to those with early Melbourne ancestors.
We found a few copies of Garryowen's Melbourne : a selection from the chronicles of early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852 by Garryowen, edited by Margaret Weidenhofer for sale. (see link below)
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→ Garryowen's Melbourne
→ Johnny Fawkner by Garryowen - whitehat.com.au
→ Burial Hill by Garryowen - whitehat.com.au
→ Eerie cavortings at the Old Melbourne Cemetery by Garryowen - whitehat.com.au
→ Australian Library Collections
→ For Sale - Garryowen's Melbourne
→ Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-51 - archivecdbooks.com.au
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