Les playoust au bout du monde: a case study of two French-Australian families
The thesis begins by referring to the French traders who came to Australia in the late 19th century. Their goal was to acquire wool of fine quality in order to meet the needs of the thriving woollen textile mills in Northern France, but in bypassing the London market, they also encouraged the colony's independence from the mother country. I present two of these traders, Georges and Joseph Playoust who arrived in Australia with their families, in 1889 and 1892 respectively, and discuss their...[Show more]
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