Historical information

From 1838 early Ballarat was settled by pastoralists in ideal conditions, a peaceful, verdant valley where the hills were clothed in virgin forest and the flats covered with lush pasture. Then gold was discovered to spark off what was Victoria's first great gold rush. This book covers the gold rush after on the aboriginal ownership and early pastoral activities.

Physical description

Ballarat: the formative years. A.W. Strange. B. & B. Strange; Ballarat (Vic); April 1982. viii, 100 p.; illus.; map. Soft cover. ISBN 0 9596802 3 3

Inscriptions & markings

Signed: "A.W. Strange
Map inside back cover.