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Fragments of empire : a history of the western Pacific High Commission, 1877-1914

Scarr, Deryck


During the nineteenth century Britain{u2019}s overseas administrative responsibilities related not only to her major colonial dependencies but also to a multitude of small territories and islands, whither her citizens were drawn by evangelism or the lure of trade. Pre-eminent among such areas were the Western Pacific islands, where Britons seeking to collect copra, grow cotton, and recruit labourers for plantations in Fiji and Queensland constituted a problem in law and order. In 1877 the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1967
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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