Brisbane: Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1899. Twelfth Edition. Paperback. The handbook mentions the recent boom in West Australia due to gold (p. 23), and also provides information on Albany, Fremantle, Perth and Geraldton, with photos. Includes much Queensland content.
It includes unusual view of Australian towns, such as: Albany, Bowden, Bundaberg, Burketown, Cairns, Cardwell, Charters Towers, Geraldton (WA and Q), Gladstone, Lucinda Point, MacKay, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Townsville, Port Douglas, Cooktown, Thursday Island, and Normanton. Also includes tipped in ads for Australian companies such as: Elliott Bros.(Brisbane), Foster's Lager Beer, and the Belle Vue Hotel (Brisbane), with a large wood cut illustration of Brisbane seen in the background. At the rear is a 29 page section of ads for businesses throughout Australia, divided by state, including J. V. Banfurd (a Fremantle baker) and the West Australian Steam Navigation Co.
Tall 8vo, 172pp, ads xxix, 38 plates, 2 color maps. Original pictorial stiff paper wraps printed in yellow, brown, blue and black. Title in dark brown on blue ground on decorative front cover. No title on spine. Pictorial rear cover with b&w illus of steam ship. Covers are rubbed, with crease at center of front and rear covers, o/w very good. Trove 6132640. Very good. Item #12237