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Author Heaton, J. Henniker, author

Title Australian dictionary of dates and men of the time : containing the history of Australasia from 1542 to May 1879 / by J.H. Heaton
Published Sydney : George Robertson, 1879


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 ADPML SPC  994.0922 Hea  LIB USE ONLY
Description 232 pages, ii, 317 pages, 2 pages, 12 unnumbered pages ; 26 cm
Series Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK3191. ANL
Contents Part I. Men of the time -- Part II. Dictionary of dates
Summary A pioneering Australian reference work, this dictionary was published in 1879 by John Henniker Heaton (1848-1914), who in his youth spent twenty years as a journalist in Australia before returning to England and campaigning in Parliament for postal reform. Published amid a bitter dispute with the government printer, it is still acknowledged to contain much useful information despite some inaccuracies. The first part, 'Men of the Time', focuses on notable men and women with Australian connections, from 1542 to the date of publication, including explorers, governors, leading colonists, writers and scientists. The second part, 'The Australian Dictionary of Dates', provides an alphabetical listing of the most remarkable Australian historical events and topics, from Aboriginal cricketers to the Zig Zag railway line, particularly noting political and legal landmarks. Heaton's book is an important document of Victorian colonial historiography and a valuable resource for the history of European settlement in Australia
Analysis Australia. Biography
Australia. Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Australia. History
Chronology, Historical. Dictionaries
Notes From Turner Collection (Veech Library?). QACU
Also available electronically at Internet Archive: (scanned by Google Books)
Subject Buckley, W. (William)
Curr, Edward M. (Edward Micklethwaite), 1820-1889
Davies, J.
Dillon, G. F
Gooseberry, Cora
G©ơnther, James, 1806-1879
Hagenauer, F. A. (Frederick August), 1829-1909
Hale, Mathew B. (Mathew Blagden), 1811-1895.
Haussmann, Johann Guttfried
Hunter, John, 1737-1821.
Jackey Jackey, died 1854
King, G.
Lanne, William, 1835-1869
Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848.
Mathews, D.
Morrells, J
Peltier, N. P
Pemulwuy, approximately 1756-1802.
Renton, J
Ridley, William, 1819-1878
Smyth, R.B
Taplin, George, 1831-1879
Threlkeld, L. E. (Lancelot Edward), 1788-1859.
Watson, R.
Lake Macquarie Mission (N.S.W.)
Wellington Valley Mission (N.S.W.)
Wesleyan Mission (N.S.W.)
Chronology, Historical -- Dictionaries.
Chronology, Historical.
SUBJECT Australia -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Australia -- Dictionaries.
Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Australia -- Dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Australia -- Encyclopedias.
Australia -- Genealogy.
Australia -- History -- Chronology.
Australia -- History -- Dictionaries.
Australia -- History.
Cullin-la-Ringo (Qld.) -- Massacres -- Fiction
Myall Creek (N.S.W.) -- Massacres
New Zealand -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
New Zealand -- History -- Chronology.
New Zealand -- History -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
LC no. 85259989
ISBN 1920978089 (cd)
Other Titles Men of the time
OTHER TI Archive CD Books Australia collection
Other Titles Men of the time