Trip to Mildura, 1894; Thiele, Frederick; Polich, John; VF 001014


Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV)


Trip to Mildura, 1894

About this object

A personal account of a visit to the Mildura region by the author, Frederick Thiele, and delegates from the Doncaster fruit-growing area in 1894. The party travelled by train to Swan Hill, thence by boat to Mildura, observing details of bird and animal life along the way. During their Mildura stay, the party visited many holdings and noted methods of pruning and agriculture. Mention is made of the climate and that Mildura at this time was a temperance settlement without hotels.

This item was submitted to the RHSV in June 1988 by Prof. John Polich, San Diego University and contains his introduction as well as a copy of Thiele's manuscript. A second copy was received as part of the Swift Collection donation.

Keywords: Insect Pest Bill', 'The Pearl' (riverboat), Braithwaite, Mr, President, Mildura Horticultural Society, Chaffey, Mr, Draper, C., Maling, Mr, Mildura Horticultural Society, Mildura Orchestral Society, Ranfurley, [Lord], Smith, Mrs, Storrett, Mr, Williams, Mr W. S.


Polich, John

Maker Role



Thiele, Frederick

Maker Role



10pp typescript

Subject and Association Keywords

Mildura (Vic.)

Subject and Association Keywords

Murray River

Subject and Association Keywords

Lake Boga (Vic.)

Subject and Association Keywords

Lake Charm (Vic.)

Subject and Association Keywords

Mueller, Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von, Baron, Sir, 1825-1896.


Library - Vertical file - Ephemera

Object number

VF 001014

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