A Trip to Portland the Watering Place of the West. Victoria, Portland Borough Council.
A Trip to Portland the Watering Place of the West.

A Trip to Portland the Watering Place of the West.

Melbourne: Arnall & Jackson, 1880. The pamphlet, "Presented by the Portland Borough Council" describes the virtues of Portland, Victoria as a tourist destination, described as the "first settlement formed in this now rich and populous colony". Instructions on "How To Get There, Amusements, Drives and Walks, Capes Grant and Nelson..." 1pp ads for the steamship "Dawn" sailing from Melbourne every Thursday at 4pm. Green wrapper slightly faded around margins, otherwise in very good + condition. [Item #64 - "Tourism in Australia" via the Monash University Library Collection - "Portland was founded by the Hentys in 1834 and pre-dates the settlement of Melbourne... Travel was by rail in a journey taking twelve hours. Portland's benefits are placed before the reader in a modest style, typical of the period..."] Sml. 8vo pamphlet, 16pp, text printed on green stock, with cream wrappers, attractively lettered within a decorative border printed in black and red. The back wrapper has an engraved panoramic woodcut -style view of Portland, Victoria (Australia) by "G.A." F 14279. Libraries Australia 3250702. Very good + condition. Item #12435

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