The Land Boomers: The Complete Illustrated History
Boom or bust? What was the truth of the great land booms that swept Australia in the 1880s and 1890s? How was it that some speculators amassed prodigious fortunes, while others went so spectacularly broke? Seventy years after the events, historian Michael Cannon began sifting through thousands of records and documents, long since filed and forgotten. He pieced together an incredible trail of corruption and roguery, rarely if ever equalled in any parliamentary democracy. When the bare bones of this expos were first published in 1966, it caused an immediate sensation as the forebears of many well-known families were involved. Never before had any Australian historian been able to document such unbridled greed and over-riding ambition. Extended and revised, The Land Boomers is generously illustrated with cartoons, photographs and etchings of the time, and includes an introduction by the author on how he came to research and write the book.
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Nice little book about a fascinating part of Melbourne's history though I do think the detail rendered the book a little tedious in parts.
A Golden Street in Marvellous Melbourne
The Lush 1880s
The Perilous Course of Events
The Hungry 1890s
Victorian Politics 18751895
F T Derham PostmasterGeneral and Speculator
The Curious Case of the City Road Property Co
Sir Benjamin Benjamin and the Imperial Bank
R Staples and the AngloAustralian Bank
Henry Hayter and the Metropolitan Bank
Colin Longmuir and the City of Melbourne Bank
H G Turner and the Commercial Bank
James Munro and His Clan
Munro Baillieu Partners in Audacity
W L Baillieu the Triumphant Survivor
The Chaffey Brothers and the Mildura Crash
The Railway and Tramway Boom
The Run on Goldsbrough Mort
Wild Days on the Stock Exchange
James Balfour Floats Away
When McEwans Floated and Fell
The Boom and Crash in Sydney
THE BANKING SCANDALS
Maurice Brodzky Editor of Table Talk
The Meudell Mystery
John Bellin and the General Mutual Building Society
James Mirams and the Premier Building Association
Matthias Larkin and the South Melbourne Building Society
William McLean and the Melbourne Permanent Building Society
James Hunt and the Modern Permanent Building Society
J B Lawrence and the Australian Widows Fund
H James and the Dominion Bank
Frederick Illingworth and the Centennial Bank
G N Taylor and the Land Credit Bank
William Greenlaw and the Colonial Bank
Joseph Clarke Invests in the Kooweerup Swamp
Edward Latham the Brewer
Keeping the Federal Bank in the Family
Theodore Fink a Solicitor of the Rialto
Benjamin Fink the Greatest of Them All
Georges of Collins Street
G W Taylor Another LandBooming Mayor of Prahran
Mark Moss Temporary King of Norwood Castle
The Rise and Fall of Sir Matthew Davies
The Network of Davies Companies
The Mercantile Bank Cases
How Thomas Bent Escaped the Net
The Cautionary Tale of David Munro
Church Society and State
Feeding the Hungry
Reforms and Remedies
Sources of Illustrations
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