William Westgarth’s Australia Felix
Arriving in Melbourne in December 1840, William Westgarth became a leading citizen of that township and a prominent recorder of the history of “Australia Felix” the name accorded to the southern portion of NSW by Major Thomas Mitchell.
This narrative gives the reader an uncluttered view of the founding days of the colony of Victoria and an insight into the lives of the aboriginal inhabitants of that time. It also gives an insight into how the British Government setup their respective colonies and of the controls placed upon the local administrators.
Classified as a rare book, this transcribed version will no doubt assist the modern reader to understand more fully the bounteous treasure of the land we have inherited from our forefathers.
- Released 2014
- ISBN 978-0-9941510-0-1
- Written by William Westgarth
- Free e-book (click here to download – 4.54mb) or $40 Aus, plus postage for printed copy