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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 26-30 September

Census results Given that in September 2016 we’ve had the census uppermost in our thoughts, you might be interested in the results of the 1841 census. Mind you, the Port Phillip Gazette scoffed at the figures recorded for Melbourne, boldly … Continue reading ?
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