This book was published in 1988 by the Shire of Ballarat,and printed by the local firm of Waller and Chester.Local Historian Lloyd Jenkins researched and did the text and design for it. It was launched to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Shire,which was the first Shire in Victoria.
Acknowledgement of the first Shire to be Proclaimed in the State of Victoria
Rectangular book with soft cover.The cover has a blue background on which is the Crest of The Shire of Ballarat in colour and underneath is the title.
Inscriptions & markings
Crest, THE SHIRE OF BALLARAT MDCCCLX111. title" FIRST IN THE STATE."