Personal reminiscences of John Waugh, gentleman, 44 Robe Street, St Kilda; Waugh...


Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV)


Personal reminiscences of John Waugh, gentleman, 44 Robe Street, St Kilda

About this object

This is an interesting personal account of the first years of settlement at Port Phillip and the development of Melbourne and surrounding areas.

Detailed references to the building of houses, churches and public buildings, business and economic life, land sales, law and order (police force, execution, the stocks), bushrangers and Aboriginal Australians, religion, physical characteristics, immigration and gold fever in the 1850s, first municipal elections, music and entertainment, all of which creates a general picture of life in all its aspects, in the infant years of Melbourne.

Note: See V.H.M. Vol. XV, pp. 1-18 - article entitled "Mr John Waugh's reminiscences of early Melbourne" compiled by Dr W. A. Sanderson.

Note: Read a transcription of this item on the RHSV website .


Waugh, John, 1832-


1 v. bound, 34 p. original ms.

Subject and Association Keywords

Social life and customs

Subject and Association Keywords

Pioneer life

Subject and Association Keywords

Melbourne (Vic.)


Manuscripts Collection

Object number

MS 000091 (Box 035-6)

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