The spread of settlement in the original nineteen counties of New South Wales: 1788-1829 : an historical geography
The thesis describes the salient physical features of the part of New South Wales included in the original nineteen counties which were proclaimed in 1829 and then discusses the settlement of the Cumberland Plain, the area in the immediate vicinity of Sydney. It shows how in the settlement of the plain variations in the quality of the soil led to the establishment of scattered clusters of farms, and how in the years 1810 to 1821 a series of droughts and caterpillar plagues made it necessary...[Show more]
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