Aldine History of Queensland

The Aldine History of Queensland (W.Frederic Morrison 1888) is an elegant, artistic and extremely rare book. It is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated record of Queensland's past, in two large volumes.
It was written in 1888 by W. Frederic Morrison as a celebration of the centennial year of the settlement of Australia and includes chapters on Australian and Queensland history from the exploration of Australia through to the different districts of the colony of Queensland in 1888.

The book is a classic that embraces sketches and portraits of Queensland’s noted people; the rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and illustrations of her boundless wealth.

It contains information such as:

  • Governors

  • The national constitution

  • Interior exploration

  • Resources 

  • Religious work

  • Education

  • Recreation

  • A large biographical section

  • Over 500 illustrations of people and places along with several maps