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Politics, ideology and the New South Wales Legislative Council, 1856-72

Connolly, Christopher Newland


The nominated Legislative Council in New South Wales was never intended as a bastion of squatter supremacy but was preferred to an elective upper house partly because it seemed likely to give representation to urban conservatives and partly because it could be 'swamped' in constitutional deadlocks with the Assembly. In the first years of responsible government the Council became, as expected, the organ of urban conservatism, but those years also saw the growth of a radical liberal...[Show more]

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Date published: 1974-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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