The Diary and Reminiscences of Andrew Ross

$30.00

 

This document brings together two of the Yarra Valley’s most important primary source documents. Andrew Ross’s Diary, detailing the day to day life and activities of its settler world and those passing through in the years between 1847 and 1876. And a collation of forty-three newspaper articles written by Ross under the title, Reminiscences of Andrew Ross.

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The DIARY of ANDREW ROSS 1828 – 1895 The REMINISCENCES OF ANDREW ROSS 1851 -1864

394 pp., Andrew Ross Museum 2011

Transcribed from Ross’s 300 page, handwritten Diary held by the Andrew Ross Museum and the series of 42 Reminiscences that he wrote after his return to England – the combined manuscript runs to approximately 394 pages.

These two nineteenth century works compiled by Andrew Ross have been described as the most important surviving primary source document detailing, not only Kangaroo Ground, but also the entire Yarra Valley.

Soon after the museum established in 1993 it acquired a copy of Ross’s 300 page diary.

Then, in 1995 Bruce Nixon, the museum’s chairman commissioned the diary’s transcription into digital format, a document that over recent years has been further developed and slowly redesigned as a book.

The Diary and Reminiscences of Andrew Ross 1824 – 1896 was formally launched in 2011.

It is available from Andrew Ross Museum or the Eltham Book Shop at a cost of $30.00 plus postage.

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