The following books have been published on the life and work of Charles Joseph La Trobe:
Barnes, John. La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor. Canberra, Halstead Press, in association with State Library Victoria and La Trobe University, 2017. (History Publication Award in the 2017 Victorian Community History Awards) Contents Flier Review Review2 YouTube
Blake, L. J (ed). Letters of Charles Joseph La Trobe. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1975.
Australia, 1839-1854 Overview-date Overview-recipient Notes Index
England, 1854-1874 Overview-date Overview-recipient Notes Index
Botham, Helen. La Trobe’s Jolimont: A Walk Round My Garden. Melbourne, C. J. La Trobe Society & Australian Garden History Society, 2006. Flier
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 . Melbourne, Trustees of the Public Library, 1898. Ebook Contents Article
_____ Edited with an introduction and notes by C. E. Sayers. Heinemann, 1969. (Letters are rearranged to present some chronological and geographic groupings.)
_____ Edited with an introduction and notes by C. E. Sayers. Foreword by Helen Vellacott and illustrated with 70 images. 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. Flier
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 in 1. PDFs
(Vol.1, pp.1-496; Vol.2, pp.497-1,000; Contents)
_____ Facsimile edition, with biographical notes by Michael Cannon and a descriptive index by Neil Swift. Melbourne, Heritage Publications . 3v. Index (extract)
_____ 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: Superintendent of the Port Phillip District 1839-1851, Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, 1851-1854. 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.
Les Latrobe dans le monde. The Latrobes – The La Trobes Around the World, 1462-1997, Versailles: Association Latrobe International Symposium, 1998. Contents Family Tree
Lewis, Miles. La Trobe’s Cottage: a Conservation Analysis. [East Melbourne] National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 1994. PDF
McCaughey, J. Davis, Naomi Perkins and Angus Trumble. Victoria’s Colonial Governors, 1839-1900. Carlton, Vic., The Miegunyah Press, 1993.
McCrae, Georgiana, Georgiana’s Journal: Melbourne 1841-1865, edited [and largely rewritten] by Hugh McCrae, Canberra, Halstead Press, 2013. Note on the text Transcription of journal, contents
Marsden, Anne, And the Women Came Too: the families of the founders of the Melbourne Mechanics’ Institution, Melbourne, Anne Marsden in association with The Melbourne Athenaeum Inc., 2018.
_____ The Making of the Melbourne Mechanics’ Institution: the ‘movers and shakers’ of pre-goldrush Melbourne, Melbourne, Anne Marsden in association with The Melbourne Athenaeum Inc., with the assistance of the State Library of Victoria, 2016.
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.
Nature and Art: reflections of two Victorian gentleman artists – exhibition catalogue, Ightham Mote, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, 29 February – 30 October 2016, [London]: National Trust, 2016. PDF
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 [December 1975]. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1978. Contents
Reilly, Dianne (ed.) Charles Joseph La Trobe: Australian Notes 1839-1854. [Diaries and Memoranda, with introduction and notes by Dianne Reilly]. Limited edition. Yarra Glen, Vic., Tarcoola Press, in association with the State Library of Victoria and Boz Publishing, 2006. Contents About Flier
_____ 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. Contents Flier
_____ Printer’s edition, 2010.
_____ La Trobe: the Making of a Governor. Melbourne, Melbourne University Publishing, 2006. Contents Review Flier
_____ 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.
Rizzetti, Janine, ‘The Troubled Colonial Career of Justice John Walpole Willis’, Thesis (PhD), La Trobe University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015. Link
Serle, Geoffrey. The Golden Age: a History of the Colony of Victoria 1851-1861. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1963. Contents
Shaw, A. G. L. (ed.) Gipps-La Trobe Correspondence, 1839-1846. Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, 1989. About Introduction
_____ A History of the Port Phillip District: Victoria before Separation. Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, 1996. Contents
Thiele, Frances M. La Trobe and the Bureaucrats: how the best of intentions failed to protect the Aboriginal people of Port Phillip. [Macedon, Vic.], F. M. Thiele, 2017. PDF Contents
Weber, Thérèse. ‘Port Phillip Papers: the Australian journal of Georgiana McCrae’, Thesis (PhD), University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Forces Academy, School of Language, Literature and Communication, 2001. Vol 2 contains manuscripts and transcriptions. PDF Contents
Wright, Ray. The Blended House: the Legislative Council of Victoria, 1851-1856. Melbourne, Department of the Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria, 2001. PDF (4 parts). Information sheet
Yule, Peter, In the Public Interest: 150 years of the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office. Melbourne, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, 2002. PDF
For further titles refer to:
Barnes, John. La Trobe: Traveller, Writer Governor. Canberra, Halstead Press, 2017. Select bibliography: books, pp.367-373.
Reilly Drury, Dianne. La Trobe: The Making of a Governor. Melbourne University Publishing, 2006. Bibliography: monographs, pp.271-283.
Works about La Trobe – Articles