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Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture

Woollacott, Angela


The 1820s to the 1860s was a foundational period in Australian history, arguably at least as important as federation. Convict transportation provided the labour on which the first settlements depended before it was brought to a staggered end, first in New South Wales in 1840 and last in Western Australia in 1868. The numbers of free settlers rose dramatically, surging from the 1820s and again during the 1850s gold rushes. The convict system increasingly included assignment to private masters...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641802.001.0001


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