The Land Boomers: The Complete Illustrated History

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Melbourne University Publish, 1995 - History - 409 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
A Golden Street in Marvellous Melbourne
4
The Lush 1880s
7
The Perilous Course of Events
18
The Hungry 1890s
37
Victorian Politics 18751895
49
F T Derham PostmasterGeneral and Speculator
66
The Curious Case of the City Road Property Co
73
Sir Benjamin Benjamin and the Imperial Bank
203
R Staples and the AngloAustralian Bank
211
Henry Hayter and the Metropolitan Bank
216
Colin Longmuir and the City of Melbourne Bank
221
H G Turner and the Commercial Bank
228
James Munro and His Clan
242
Munro Baillieu Partners in Audacity
252
W L Baillieu the Triumphant Survivor
257

The Chaffey Brothers and the Mildura Crash
75
The Railway and Tramway Boom
83
The Run on Goldsbrough Mort
93
Wild Days on the Stock Exchange
97
James Balfour Floats Away
107
When McEwans Floated and Fell
112
The Boom and Crash in Sydney
119
THE BANKING SCANDALS
123
Maurice Brodzky Editor of Table Talk
130
The Meudell Mystery
137
John Bellin and the General Mutual Building Society
144
James Mirams and the Premier Building Association
147
Matthias Larkin and the South Melbourne Building Society
158
William McLean and the Melbourne Permanent Building Society
162
James Hunt and the Modern Permanent Building Society
165
J B Lawrence and the Australian Widows Fund
168
H James and the Dominion Bank
174
Frederick Illingworth and the Centennial Bank
182
G N Taylor and the Land Credit Bank
185
William Greenlaw and the Colonial Bank
190
Joseph Clarke Invests in the Kooweerup Swamp
194
Edward Latham the Brewer
267
Keeping the Federal Bank in the Family
271
Theodore Fink a Solicitor of the Rialto
274
Benjamin Fink the Greatest of Them All
281
Georges of Collins Street
290
G W Taylor Another LandBooming Mayor of Prahran
294
Mark Moss Temporary King of Norwood Castle
299
The Rise and Fall of Sir Matthew Davies
306
The Network of Davies Companies
315
The Mercantile Bank Cases
328
How Thomas Bent Escaped the Net
344
The Cautionary Tale of David Munro
356
Church Society and State
362
Feeding the Hungry
370
Reforms and Remedies
377
Appendices
391
Sources
397
Bibliography
398
Sources of Illustrations
401
Index
403
Copyright

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