Works about La Trobe


The following works have been published on the life and work of
Charles Joseph La Trobe:

 

Books

Barnes, John. Charles Joseph La Trobe: a Biography – in process.

Blake, L. J (ed). Letters of Charles Joseph La Trobe. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1975.
Sources      Note

Botham, Helen. La Trobe’s Jolimont: A Walk Round My Garden. Melbourne,  C. J. La Trobe Society & Australian Garden History Society, 2006.

Brand, Ian. The Convict Probation System, Van Diemen's Land 1839-1854: together with C. J. La Trobe’s 1847 report on its operation; commentary and notes by Ian Brand. Hobart, Blubber Head Press 1990.

Bride, Thomas Francis (ed.) Letters from Victorian Pioneers: a Series of Papers on the Early Occupation of the Colony, the Aborigines, etc. Addressed by Victorian Pioneers to … Charles Joseph La Trobe [1853]. Melbourne, Trustees of the Public Library, 1898. Contents

_____ Edited with an introduction and notes by C. E. Sayers. Heinemann, 1969.

_____ Edited with an introduction and notes by C. E. Sayers. Foreword by Helen Vellacott and illustrated with 70 plates. Lloyd O’Neil, 1983.

Broome, Richard. Arriving. McMahons Point, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon, copyright University of Melbourne, 1984. (The Victorians)

Cannon, Michael. Melbourne After the Gold Rush. Main Ridge, Vic., Loch Haven Books, 1993.

_____ Old Melbourne Town Before the Gold Rush. Main Ridge, Vic., Loch Haven, Books, 1991.

De Castella, Hubert. Australian Squatters; translation, with introduction and notes, by C.B. Thornton-Smith of Les Squatters australiens (1861). Carlton, Melbourne University Press, 1987. (An account of Neuchâtel bachelor vignerons in the Yarra Valley in the 1850s.)

Drury, John. Lieutenant Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe: an Exhibition of Books, Prints and Sculptures, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The C J La Trobe Society. [Melbourne] C J La Trobe Society, 2011.

_____ The Making of a Statue: Charles Joseph La Trobe. Port Melbourne, C. J. La Trobe Society, 2010.

Eastwood, Jill. Charles Joseph La Trobe. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1972. (Great Australian series)

Finn, Edmund (‘Garryowen’). The Chronicles of Early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852: historical, anecdotal and personal. Melbourne, Fergusson & Mitchell, 1888. 2v.

_____ Facsimile edition, with biographical notes by Michael Cannon and a descriptive index by Neil Swift. Melbourne, Heritage Publications [1976]. 3v.

_____ Garryowen’s Melbourne: a selection from The Chronicles of Early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852. Edited by Margaret Weidenhofer. Sydney, Nelson, 1967.

Gross, Alan. Charles Joseph La Trobe. Carlton, Vic, Melbourne University Press, 1956.

Hancock, Marguerite, Colonial Consorts: the Wives of Victoria's Governors, 1839-1900. Carlton South, Vic, The Miegunyah Press, 2001.

Henderson, Raymond. From Jolimont to Yering - and along our Yarra Valleys with Neuchatel’s Bachelor Vignerons. Kilsyth, Vic., Roundabout Publishing, 2006. Limited edition.

Historical Records of Victoria, Foundation Series / Public Record Office, Victoria. Editor-in-chief: Michael Cannon, associate editor: Ian MacFarlane. Melbourne, Victorian Government Printing Office [etc.], 1981-2002. 8 v. in 9.

v. 1. Beginnings of permanent government. -- v. 2A. The Aborigines of Port Phillip, 1835-1839
-- v. 2B. Aborigines and protectors, 1838-1839 -- v. 3. The early development of Melbourne
-- v. 4. Communications, trade and transport -- v. 5. Surveyors' problems and achievements, 1836-1839 -- v. 6. The Crown, the land, and the squatter, 1835-1840 -- v. 7. Public finance of Port Phillip 1836-1840 -- v. 8. Cumulative indexes.                                                                    About

La Trobe and His Circle: An Exhibition to Mark the 150th anniversary of the Arrival of Victoria’s First Lieutenant-Governor. Melbourne, Council of the State Library of Victoria, 1989.

Lewis, Miles. La Trobe’s Cottage: a Conservation Analysis. [East Melbourne] National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 1994.

McCaughey, J. Davis, Naomi Perkins and Angus Trumble. Victoria’s Colonial Governors, 1839-1900.  Carlton, Vic., The Miegunyah Press, 1993.

Milford, Elizabeth. Charles Joseph La Trobe: a Sketcher of No Mean Pretensions. East Melbourne, National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 2006. Exhibition catalogue – Introduction by Dianne Reilly.

Ostapenko, Dmytro. Growing Potential: Land-Cultivators of the Colony of Victoria in the late 1830s-1860s. Thesis (PhD), La Trobe University, 2011.

Principal Addresses of the C. J. La Trobe Commemorative Celebrations [1975]. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1978. Contents                                Programme

Reilly, Dianne. (ed.) Charles Joseph La Trobe: Australian Notes 1839-1854. [Diaries, with introduction and notes by Dianne Reilly]. Limited edition. Yarra Glen, Vic., Tarcoola Press, in association with the State Library and Boz Publishing, 2006.

_____ Printer’s edition, 2013.

_____ (ed.) Charles Joseph La Trobe: Landscapes and Sketches. Introduced by Dianne Reilly. Notes by Victoria Hammond. Limited edition. Melbourne, State Library of Victoria, in association with Tarcoola Press and National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 1999.

_____ Printer’s edition, 2010.

_____ La Trobe: the Making of a Governor. Carlton, Vic, Melbourne University Publishing, 2006.

_____ La Trobe's Melbourne...and Beyond - in preparation.

Report of the Activities of the La Trobe Centenary Commemoration Committee, December 1975. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1976.  Contents                                Programme

Ritchie, Joan M. A Study of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales from 1839 to 1851.  Thesis (MA), University of Melbourne 1966.

Serle, Geoffrey. The Golden Age: a History of the Colony of Victoria 1851-1861. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1963.

Shaw, A. G. L. (ed.) Gipps-La Trobe Correspondence, 1839-1846. Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, 1989.   About

_____ A History of the Port Phillip District: Victoria before Separation. Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, 1996.


Articles
 

Barnes, John (ed.) ‘C. J. La Trobe: A Letter from ‘Jolimont en Murs’’, La Trobe Journal, No. 80, Spring 2007, pp.45-51.

_____ ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe’ – Editor’s Note. La Trobe Journal, No.80, Spring 2007, p.44.

_____ (ed.) ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: Letters from the Colony’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.130-141. (Letters written to John Murray, London.) Corrections

_____ ‘Charles La Trobe in Neuchâtel: a research report', La Trobe Journal, No.88, December 2011, pp.92-101.

_____ ‘Hunting the Buffalo with Washington Irving: La Trobe as Traveller and Writer’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.43-66

_____’La Trobe and the Melbourne Public Library’, La Trobe Journal, No.80, Spring 2007, pp.79-83.

_____ ‘‘More beautiful than Port Phillip’: The La Trobe Family in Van Diemen's Land’, La Trobe Journal, No.80, Spring 2007, pp.65-74.

Blake, L. B. J. ‘Unveiling of a commemorative plaque’ – Geelong Botanical Gardens, 14th December, 1975, in Principal Addresses of the C. J. La Trobe Commemorative Celebrations. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1978, pp. 43-50. (Reprinted in La Trobeana, Vol.5, No.1, August 2006, pp.12-16.)

Blake, L. B. J. and R. Gill. ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: a Chronology’, The Genealogist (Official journal of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies), Vol.1, 1975, pp.174-185.

Brand, Ian. ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Van Diemen's Land Probation System’, Bulletin of the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, Vol.2, 1988, pp.49-67.

Breckon, Richard, ‘Inland Mail Routes of the Port Phillip District, 1838-1851’, Philately from Australia, Vol.50, 1998, pp.22-32. (Reproduced with permission.)

Burt, Sandra (ed.) ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: Extracts from Private Journals’. La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.29-42.

‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: Obituary’, The Athenaeum, 18 December 1875, p.830.

Clark, Ian D. ‘George Augustus Robinson on Charles Joseph La Trobe: personal insights into a problematical relationship’, La Trobe Journal, No.85, May 2010, pp.13-21

Clemente, Caroline. ‘Thomas Woolner’s Portrait Medallion of C. J. La Trobe’, La Trobe Journal, No.80, Spring 2007, pp.52-64.  (Portrait is depicted on the website banner and cover of La Trobeana)

Crawford, Robert King. ‘The La Trobe Song’, in Report of the Activities of the La Trobe Centenary Commemoration Committee, December 1975. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1976, Appendix I, [p.53] – sung by Shirley Jacobs for the centenary celebrations.

_____ sung by John Lidgerwood (1984), on Eureka Stockade, by Bob ‘King’ Crawford and Doug Surman, Caulfield North, Lyric, 2010, CD 1, track 2.

Deane, M. E. ‘Mr La Trobe’s Perplexities: Choosing Legal Advisors’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.46, 1975, pp. 544-548.

Eastwood, Jill. ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe’, in Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 2. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1967, pp.89-93.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe’, Victorian Historical Journal. Vol.47, 1976, pp.253-264.

Fox, Paul. ‘Cultivating Civilisation at Port Phillip: La Trobe’s Colonial Experience’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.115-129.

_____’Discovering Port Phillip’ (the pursuit of colonial natural history) in La Trobe and His Circle. Melbourne, Council of the State Library of Victoria, 1989, pp.41-49.

Grant, Donald W M, ‘Genealogy of the La Trobe Family’, The Genealogist (Official journal of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies), Vol 1, 1975, pp.186-207.
   See also La Trobe family tree and JHBL Family Genealogy for La Trobe genealogy.

Gross, Alan. ‘C. J. La Trobe: a Study in Heredity and Character’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.46, 1975, pp.571-588.

Hammond, Victoria. ‘Present Position Exile: Charles La Trobe's Tasmanian Months’, Island, Vol. 76, 1999, pp. 95-104.

Hancock, Marguerite. ’News from Jolimont: the Letters of Charles Joseph and Sophie La Trobe to their Daughter Agnes, 1845-1854’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.73, 2002, pp.143-154. Alternative link

Kenny, Robert. ‘La Trobe, Lake Bolga and the Enemy of Souls: the First Moravian Mission in Australia’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.97-113.

Kirsop, Joan and Wallace. ‘Vice-Regal Reading in Van Diemen's Land’, La Trobe Journal, No. 80, Spring 2007, pp.75-77.

‘A Letter from C. J. La Trobe to Count Paul de Strzelecki’, La Trobe Library Journal, No.21, April 1978, p.19.  

Mason, John. ‘Benjamin and Christian Ignatius La Trobe in the Moravian Church’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.17-27.

McCulloch, S. C. ‘Unguarded comments on the Administration of New South Wales, 1839-46: the Gipps-La Trobe private correspondence’, Historical Studies, Vol.9, No 33, November 1959, pp.30-45.

Patterson, Susan E. A. ‘Eleanore La Trobe: the First Baptism in St James’ Old Cathedral’, Ancestor, Vol.26, No.6, pp.7-9. Includes transcriptions of three letters from Eleanore La Trobe to Miss Pat Woods (Mrs Roy Applin), 1935-1937.

Regan, Desmond. ‘Mr La Trobe's Court House: a Colonial comedy of errors’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.52, 1981, pp.113-131.

Reilly, Dianne. ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe, a Colonial Governor’, Proceedings of the La Trobe International History Symposium, Paris, 8-11 May, 1997.

_____ ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: an Appreciation’, La Trobe Journal, No. 71, Autumn 2003. pp.5-15.

_____ ‘The Charles Joseph La Trobe Archive: an Overview’, La Trobe Library Journal, No.58, Spring 1996, pp.7-13.

_____ ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: ‘Sketcher of No Mean Pretensions’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.73, 2002, pp.181-201. Alternative link

_____ ‘The Creation of a Civil Servant: La Trobe in the West Indies’, La Trobe Journal, No. 71, Autumn 2003, pp.67-84.

_____ ‘‘Duties of No Ordinary Difficulty’: Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Goldfields Administration’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 72, Nos. 1 & 2, 2001, pp.173-186. Alternative link

_____’A Huguenot heritage: the French ancestry of Charles Joseph La Trobe', Explorations: a journal of French-Australian connections, No.28, June 2000, pp.6-9.

_____ ‘La Trobe’s Marriage with his Deceased Wife’s Sister’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.143-150.

Ritchie, Joan M. ‘A Case for the Superintendent: a Defence of C. J. La Trobe’, Victorian Historical Magazine, Vol.42, 1971, pp.565-569.

_____ ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: Governor, Explorer, Naturalist and Conservationist’, Victorian Historical Magazine, Vol.43, 1972, pp.936-939.

_____  ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe in Van Diemen’s Land, 1846’, Tasmanian Historical Records Association Papers and Proceedings, Vol.23, 1976, pp.21-4.

_____ ‘Governor, Superintendent, Judge and Town Council; Aspects of the Gipps-La Trobe Administration, 1839-46’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol.63, 1977, pp. 94-106.

_____ ‘Housekeeper of Jolimont: a Biographical Sketch of Charlotte Pellet (1800-76) ’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.47, 1976, pp.277-283.

_____ ‘‘The La Trobe-Amiet Letters, 1853–1934’, La Trobe Journal, No.15, April 1975, pp. 72-73.

_____ ‘The Role of C. J. La Trobe in Victoria, 1839-54’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.46, 1975, pp.497-518.

Sanderson, W. A. The Alienation of Melbourne’s Parks, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 46, 1975, pp.548-570.

Serle, Geoffrey. ‘Noble Vision and Harsh Realities: C J La Trobe and Early Victoria’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.47, 1976, pp.265-276. (La Trobe University Oration, 12 December 1975)

Shaw, A. G. L ‘Aborigines and Settlers in the Port Phillip District 1835–1850’, La Trobe Journal, No.61, Autumn 1998, pp.5-15. (Redmond Barry Lecture, 1996)

_____ ‘Agitation for the separation of the Port Phillip District from the Colony of New South Wales, 1838-1850’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol.68, 1982, pp.1-17.

_____ ‘C. J. La Trobe: Victoria’s First Lieutenant-Governor’– oration given at Government House on 3 October 1989, in La Trobe and His Circle. Melbourne, Council of the State Library of Victoria, 1989, pp.7-27. (Enhanced with images)

_____ ‘Foundation and Early History [of Melbourne]‘ in Encyclopedia of Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp.284-288.

_____ _____ eMelbourne, School of Historical Studies, The University of Melbourne, 2005-

_____ ‘Governor La Trobe’– oration given at Government House on 3 October 1989 to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles La Trobe’s arrival at the Port Phillip Settlement, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.61, 1990, pp.17-32.

_____ ’La Trobe’s Melbourne’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.73, 2002, pp.133-142. Alternative link

_____ ’Separation and Federation: the relationship of Port Phillip with the government of New South Wales’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.68, 1997, pp.4-15. Alternative link

_____ ’Victoria’s first Governor’, La Trobe Journal, No.71, Autumn 2003, pp.85-95.

Turner, Henry Gyles. ‘A day of 1839: Mr La Trobe’s Arrival in Victoria’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol.46, 1975, pp.519-529.

Wegmann, S. and Thornton-Smith, C. B. ‘La Trobe and Swiss Vine Growers in Victoria’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol.74, 1988, pp.287-295.

 

In addition, many articles have been published in La Trobeana. See La Trobeana Index

 

For further items refer to:
Reilly, Dianne. La Trobe: the Making of a Governor. Melbourne University Publishing, 2006. Bibliography: monographs and periodical articles, pp.271-283.

 

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