1865 MURRAY OVENS GOLD-FIELDS RAILWAY EXTENSION+BIG MAP VICTORIA NSW GPO 1st

1864 - 5. VICTORIA. “REPORT [+MAP] FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON THE RAILWAY EXTENSION [TO THE OVENS AND MURRAY GOLD-FIELDS]; TOGETHER WITH PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE, AND MINUTES OF EVIDENCE, AND APPENDICES”. Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be Printed 8 th June 1865. Melbourne, By Authority. John Ferres Government Printer [GPO 1865]. Victorian Parliamentary Paper D. Number 24. First edition.

Rare early official Victorian government report nearly 150 years old, printed on the original government paper, folio size, 13” by 8”, now held in a modern blue card thermal binder, very good clean bright condition, with xii, 37, and xiii pages,plus a superb big 32” by 24” foldout lithographed “MAP OF VICTORIA” on heavy paper in perfect condition, showing the railways. There are also a few small railway plans in the Appendices.

It was proposed to construct a line from Goornong, to Albury on the south bank of the Murray River, NSW. It was thought this would considerably reduce the cost of heavy mining machinery for the gold fields in question.

Also bound in is a short report on Victorian Railways Management.

The report is scarce, only 825 copies printed, and in very good condition with a fine large map – a fascinating item of Victoria colony's local history 150 years ago –
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