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Society and thought in eastern Australia, 1835-1851

Roe, Michael


The thesis deals with the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land; it begins when J.T. Bigge's ideal had come to crisis, and ends with the gold rushes. By "J.T. Bigge's ideal” is meant a society in which the Church of England and a land-owning elite joined with the executive government to establish a way of life, both hierarchical and harmonious. The Church and the gentry respectively comprise the core of the first two chapters, which describe the ideology and strength of colonial...[Show more]

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Date published: 1960
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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