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A thousand miles away : a history of North Queensland to 1920

Bolton, Geoffrey Curgenven


North Queensland is the most successful example in the British Commonwealth of a tropical region settled by Europeans. Here the Australian way of life has been transplanted almost intact. But one hundred years ago, when North Queensland was settled, it was taken for granted that white men could not work in the tropics. Sugar plantations were founded on imported Pacific Island labour. Meanwhile, inland North Queensland was developed by squatters and miners whose way of thinking differed widely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1972
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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