Handbook of information for western Pacific Islands 1899. [Vaughan Evans Library collection]

 As part of our library preservation program we’ve added several new books to our digital library collection. Dating from the era of steamship travel and published between the late 1880’s to the early part of the 20th century.

You’ll find traveller’s guides for the Australian coast and the Pacific from companies such as Howard Smith, Burns Philp and the AUSN. With lots of illustrations and advertisements these are well worth a look. There’s also a mercantile atlas from 1899 showing world shipping routes and a  guide to maritime house flags and funnels from 1903.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading them.

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