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This Week in Port Phillip 1841: 8-14 October 1841

Governor Gipps’ visit I let slip last week that Governor Gipps was to visit the Port Phillip District in October 1841. There had been hints and rumours but now it had been confirmed: Governor Gipps was to visit for the … Continue reading ?
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