The Golden Age
A History of the Colony of Victoria, 1851-1861Book - 1963 (rerinted 1977)
An outstanding account of a decade whose highlights included separation from New South Wales, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, the establishment of parliamentary government, and the attempts to 'unlock the land'.
Publisher: Carlton : Melbourne University Press, 1963 (reprinted 1977)
Characteristics: 455p. ; 24cm. : 17 plates, tables.