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Footscray & Yarraville : a pictorial record, Footscray Historical Society, 2005.
A wonderful 199 page, Large format book with over 400 fascinating black and white photographs of the past in Footscray and Yarraville - A treasure for life
The Footscray local tramways (DVD) Efftech Pty. Ltd., 2010,1 hour 20 minutes
A video and still image record of the history of Footscray tram services. Includes additional information on aspects of the history of trams in Melbourne. The DVD is in sections: Footscray trams; Footscray Tram Depot; Power supply; War time extensions; Melbourne in the 1950s; Closure; Fate of Footscray trams; Visible reminders (evidence of what remains of the trams and lines); and Extra Scenes (film taken by Robert Prentice in 1960 along the Footscray tram routes). As the film makers traveled along the routes, the streetscapes of many areas are revealed including those along Ballarat Road, Droop Street, Hopkins Street, Leeds Street, Barkly Street, Russell Street, Irving Street, Nicholson Street, Williamstown Road, Gamon Street, Charles Street and Seddon shops, River Street and Victoria Street. There are scenes of the Explosives Factory and the Ammunitions Factory among many others.
Accompanying map - ""Route map of Footscray and West Maribyrnong Tram Services prior to the closure of the Russell Street, Ballarat Road and Williamstown Road local lines on Saturday March 10th, 1962.
A history of Braybrook - Damian Veltri, 2006
A History of Footscray - John Lack, 1991
'This narrative and descriptive history examines Footscray's development from a river crossing and quarrying centre into a major manufacturing suburb, through four major booms and depressions, and two world wars. It is a full scale study yet made by a single author of an Australian working class and industrial suburb.' Extract from front jacket
Anglican Parish of Footscray, notes towards a history - Catherine Reichert
Barkly Street - Seymour Jack Armstrong (Linda Longley ed. comp.) 2002
Before his death in 1979 Jack Armstrong researched and wrote on many areas of historical interest in and around Footscray. This is the history of Barkly Street, presumably named after Sir Henry Barkly around the end of the 1850's, and the changes it has undergone.
Charlie Lovett's Footscray - John Lack (ed.) 1999
Charlie Lovett lived in Footscray all his life and was involved in the establishment and life of many of its sporting and social organizations. He was the first captain of the Footscray Football Club. His memoirs were published in The Mail in 1935-36 and are republished here with illustrations.
Charlie Lovett's Footscray - John Lack (ed.) 1999 - Case bound $33.00 Incl.GST
Chronology of Footscray - Seymour Jack Armstrong (Linda Longley ed. comp.) 2002
Before his death in 1979 Jack Armstrong researched and wrote on many areas of historical interest in and around Footscray. This brief work, written by Jack Armstrong in 1970, gives a brief history of the area from the 1830s.
David Reeves Matthews MBE (1890-1970), a collection of unique glass slide images taken from 1920-1940 (CD)
David Reeves Matthews was the Superintendent/Curator of Parks and Gardens at Footscray City Council from 1916 to 1964. He was responsible for the development of Footsray Park, today classified as the largest and most intact Edwardian park in Victoria. He was also recognized as a founding member of the Lord Somers Camp, the Tree Planters Association of Victoria and the Scouting movement. In his work he used glass lantern slide projection to inform, instruct and delight his audience. 360 scanned glass slides are on this disc.
First Residents of Melbourne's Western Region - Gary Presland (Rev.ed.)1997
This book gives a general account of what is known about the way of life of the Aboriginal people before European settlement taken from historical descriptions and accounts, official records, geological evidence and archaeological investigation.
Footscray's War Memorials: their Past and Future -John Lack, 2000
$ 5.50 Incl.GST
James Cuming: Autobiography - John Lack (ed.) 1987
An autobiography written by James Cuming in 1909-10, when he was 75. Cuming with George Smith and Charles Campbell purchased an acid plant in Yarraville in 1872, from which his business wealth and philanthropic activities grew. Cuming was a leading citizen and mayor of Footscray. Introduction by John Lack. Chronology on page 22.
Saltwater River History Trails - Hugh Anderson
Two sections: 1. Detailed description of the geomorphology of the area along the Maribyrnong River, from its source; 2. An account of European patterns of settlement and use along the banks. Designed as a guide. Melway references given for many areas discussed.
St Monica's Footscray - Seymour Jack Armstrong (Linda Longley ed. comp.) 2002
Before his death in 1979 Jack Armstrong researched and wrote on many areas of historical interest in and around Footscray. This booklet reproduces his document on the history of St Monicas Primary School. Written between 1974 and 1979.
Stony Creek - Meyer Eidelson, 1997
The Footscray pool - Catherine Reichert, 2007
Yarraville: Village and Club - Frances Smith, 1992
Chapters: Yarraville Village, shopping centre and community; Class and community, the establishment of the Yarraville Citizens' Club.
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