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"Kiandra - Gold Fields to Ski Fields"
The first ski club in the world claim has been challenged in a new book.
"Australian Skiing-The First 100 years" by Wendy Cross
ISBN: 978-1-876718-14-5

TO READ BOTH THE CLAIMS AND THE REPLY

Click on WORLD'S FIRST SKI CLUB (Or the links bar above)



SNOW AUSTRALIA VIDEO - FIRST 150 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN SKIING

PART 1

PART 2

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Historic Australian and Australasian Prints and Stories.
Prints of Australian States and Territories during its first century, 1788 - 1888.

AUSTRALASIA ILLUSTRATED 1788-1888
By Norman Clarke

A PUBLICATION ENTITLED

"PICTURESQUE ATLAS OF AUSTRALASIA" edited by the Hon. Andrew Garren, LLD., M.L.C. was published in 1886.

As the Australasian Colonies approached their first centenary, Queen Victoria desired that the period be fully documented with illustrations and descriptive text.

"PICTURESQUE ATLAS OF AUSTRALASIA" required the printing of an image of every notable person, town and place of importance including rivers, buildings and churches, people activities and flora. New Zealand, New Guinea and appropriate Pacific Islands were included.

 "One book of three"

Queen Victoria received a copy of the final product. The three massive, red leather bound, gold embossed books weigh almost ten kilograms in total. With dimensions of 45cm * 35cm * 5cm each book was large enough to enable the inclusion of images with extremely high quality.

The Atlas was retailed in magazine format to the public by forty separate editions, each edition followed its predecessor by not more than two months, for which subscribers paid five shillings per edition.

Later other smaller, incomplete variations of “PICTURESQUE ATLAS OF AUSTRALASIA” were published.

An original leather bound set of “PICTURESQUE ATLAS OF AUSTRALASIA” as sent to the Queen, has been in my family for many generations.

"AUSTRALIASIA ILLUSTRATED 1788-1888" is a result of selecting over four hundred of eight hundred drawings with the text used to describe the drawing.  (To view the complete copy and index, see link bar above)

A DVD of "AUSTRALIASIA ILLUSTRATED 1788-1888" and "The World's First Alpine Ski Club" is offered for sale. This disc also includes over 400 separate woodblock engragings, which you may copy for your own use.

Excellent quality drawings are always treasured. A present which will be loved a lifetime for under $20.00.
Perfect gift prints by the hundreds.

To appreciate the high quality of the prints you may copy, I suggest you view the enlargement samples included. (See link bar above)