mapping the changes in Australian towns and borders

From two atlases (via the e-book collection of Project Gutenberg) two maps of Australia.

The first from Alden’s Atlas (1888 edition) before Federation.

Alden_Australasia

The second is in The People’s Handy Atlas of the World (1911 edition).  Note that the Northern Territory was still referred to as The Northern Territory of South Australia (strange but true).  In January 1911, the Territory was transferred to Commonwealth control and separated from the southern state.

Australia - map 1911

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2 Comments on “mapping the changes in Australian towns and borders”

  1. geniaus says:

    There’s an amazing wealth of free e-resources out there. Thanks for alaerting us to these gems.

  2. This is a great free source of historical UK mapping. http://www.npemap.org.uk/


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