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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 17-25 September 1841

Census tales The 2106 Australian census is just finishing up here in Australia, and an ill-starred census it has been with website difficulties, inadequate phone assistance and a general loss of goodwill all round. The 1841 census was conducted in … Continue reading ?
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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 8-15 March 1841

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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 25-31 August 1841

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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 26-30 September

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