Item #28295 [Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne. Manuscript, Education.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.
[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.

[Geography - Leaving] Field Note Book for Leaving Exam, PLC Melbourne.

Melbourne: 1953. A manuscript practical book used for field notes for Simpson's final geography exam. In it Simpson documents five field trips, illustrated by annotated photographs, maps, plans and careful script text. Simpson was a student at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia. Inside the front cover is a University of Melbourne pastedown "Public and Matriculation Examinations - Practical Book" for Barbara Simpson of PLC, her Leaving exam in Geography. The book gives a fascinating snapshot of different Australian enterprises from 1953.

The book includes multiple chapters starting with Weather Records; Meridian Altitude of the Sun, excerpts from weather related news articles, and graphs. "Excursions 1953" includes a very interesting Essendon Airport visit with 6pp of descriptions, two hand drawn maps and photographs of a DC 4, Civil Aviation Plane, & the Control Tower; A Mixed Farm (Zonnebeke, Rheola), 2 maps & 9 photos including gold extracting equipment; The Port of Melbourne; Model Dairy "located at the corner of Kent Street and Cotham Road, near the intersection of Glenferrie and Cotham Roads", 2 maps & milk cap; A Mallee Farm (Berriwillock - Victoria), 8 photos, 2 maps; Contour Plans with printed glued-in contour maps and manuscript explanations.

Page 109 has a pencil notation on pages to refer to, and "Pass 23.11.53". Signed at front by Nevil Kinson, geography teacher and Helen Hailes, Acting Head Teacher.

Presbyterian Ladies College was established in 1875, and was one of the first independent schools for girls in Australia.

Oblong 8vo, 7 x 9", 105pp written pages with tipped in photographs, text, articles and maps. Home made tan cloth cover over purchased cardboard notebook with glued title label on front. The last half of the book blank. 2 newspaper articles inserted at back cover. Covers dusty, spine tip ruffled, otherwise clean. Item #28295

Price: $125.00

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