Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, at the head of Port Phillip Bay; is the largest and most important city in Australia; built in broad regular streets, with much architectural beauty, and containing, besides the Government buildings, a Roman and an Anglican cathedral, a mint and a university, numerous colleges, hospitals, and other institutions. Its shipping interests are very large; a ship canal enables the largest ships to reach the quays; exports of gold and wool are extensive. Melbourne is the railway centre of the continent. It has manufactures of boots and clothing, foundries and flour-mills. It has a hot climate. Its water supply is abundant, but defective drainage impairs its healthfulness. First settled in 1835, it was incorporated in 1842, and nine years later was made capital of the newly constituted colony. It was the scene of an exhibition in 1888, of a great industrial struggle in 1890, and of a very severe financial crisis in 1893.

Population (circa 1900) given as 491,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Melba, Nellie * Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount
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Meister, Wilhelm
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Antique pictures of Melbourne

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Clagett, Nicholas
Hardinge, Nicholas
Milbourne, Luke
Watson, James [No. 3]
Wheatley, Francis