Within recent memory Victoria was a major industrial city, boasting busy railways, docks and factories. In the 1800s and early 1900s Victorians basked in the prosperity they hoped would result from industrial enterprises. Everything seemed to be manufactured here: lumber, shingles, textiles, rope, boots, carriages, iron products, coal gas, beer, wine, vinegar, paint, cigars and opium. What led to the growth of these firms and what caused their decline and disappearance? You will learn about Victoria’s lost industries, the people who owned them and the workers who toiled for them.
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