The 'Men of the Time' part of this book is a listing of biographies of men of note with connections to Australia. Giving information such as:
The entries vary in length from a paragraph to a few pages. The second part of this book is the Dictionary of Dates. This has a listing of topics (such as Aborigines, Adelaide, Aquatic, Australian
Agricultural Co., Caterpillar Plague, Charitable Institutions, Church of England, Coal etc), then under each topics there is a listing of events in date order, that have happened relating to that topic. This is a great genealogy resource for anyone exploring the history of these times or their family history, or if you're putting together your family tree.
This Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time, History of Australasia From 1542 to May 1879 (J.H.Heaton 1879) was originally published in 1879. A wealth of information is contained in this 570 page book.