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The strange history and problematic future of the Australian census

Hull, Terence


When looking back into the first century of Australian history following white settlement we often rely on the records of musters, listings and censuses to provide information on individuals and communities. The first census of New South Wales in 1828 was little more than a directory of names of settlers and settlements, but both professional historians and genealogists regard it as invaluable. As the scientific principles of censuses were developed over the course of the nineteenth century the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research


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