Men of Yesterday: A Social History of the Western District of Victoria, 1834-1890

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MARGARET KIDDLE



Men of Yesterday A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VICTORIA 1834-1890

'Are not we all men of yesterday in various degrees, the democrats of the day in all things having a majority?'

-- Niel Black, 1864

MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Men of Yesterday: A Social History of the Western District of Victoria, 1834-1890
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Margaret Loch Kiddle ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Illustrations xvii
  • Prologue 1
  • 2 - Men of the Old Country 14
  • Part I - Pastoral, 1834-1851 29
  • 3 - Occupation 31
  • 4 - A Man's World 46
  • 5 - The Friendly Wilderness 77
  • 6 - Morality 102
  • 7 - The Bad Times 132
  • 8 - 'this Land of Troubles' 147
  • 9 - The Struggle for Security 163
  • Part II - New People, 1851-1870 179
  • 10 - The Gold-Diggers 181
  • II - 'Unlock the Lands!' 213
  • 12 - 'A Simple System of Corruption' 233
  • 13 - A Big Man's Country 263
  • Part III - Sunlit Afternoon, 1870-1890 282
  • 14 - The Homestead 283
  • 15 - A Mansion in Melbourne 329
  • 16 - The Art of Breeding 362
  • 17 - Nomads, Selectors and Others 401
  • 18 - Village and Town 430
  • 19 - The End of the Beginning 468
  • Epilogue 509
  • 20 - As the Leaves 511
  • Notes and Bibliography 515
  • Notes 517
  • Bibliography 557
  • Index 565
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