Preface by Frank Fowler, dated December 20th 1856, introduces the first edition of the album.
Album comprises eight separate pieces of sheet music, each cover lithographed from original drawings by E. Thomas, showing Sydney scenes.
Frontispiece portrait of Miska Hauser.
Contents: The last rose of summer / M. Boulanger -- Australian flowers / Miska Hauser -- Far o'er the sea / S.H. Marsh -- The bird on the tree / Miska Hauser -- The picnic / H. Marsh -- Lucrezia Borgia / F. Ellard -- The Rose Bay / W. Stanley -- The singing polka / Alary.