McDonald, Peter F.
This thesis is a longitudinal, demographic study of first marriage
in Australia. It traces the development of marriage patterns in a
society from their beginning. Although the European settlement of
Australia commenced in 1788, by 1850, the population had risen to only
one quarter of a million. After 1850, with the discovery of gold, the
population grew rapidly and the children of the immigrants of the
1850's provided the first, large Australian-born generation.
Fortunately, detailed and...[Show more]
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