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Depression, Drought, and Federation

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter talks about negative shocks from internal imbalance, external factors, and drought wrought havoc with the economy for more than a decade. Against this background of a major threat to ... More


Money: Trade, Investment, and Economic Nationalism

Geoffrey Bolton

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of investment, trade, and economic nationalism in colonial Australia. It argues that British finance played only a minor role in the first half-century of ... More


Becoming Very Rich

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at how the gold rushes beginning in the 1850s brought not only a diversification of the economic basis of prosperity beyond that provided by the wool industry, but coincided with ... More


Exhibitions and the New Imperialism

Peter H. Hoffenberg

in An Empire on Display: English, Indian, and Australian Exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218918
eISBN:
9780520922969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218918.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the relevance of exhibitions to British imperialism. It explains that exhibitions provided for a simultaneous and shared envisioning and for physical participation, in addition ... More


“A Lone, Lone Spot in the Far Southern Seas”: The Irish Race in Australia, 1848–1855

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines Irish racial discourse in the Australian colonies during the five years that the Young Irelanders spent there as “state prisoners.” Juxtaposing the private and public writings ... More


Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Lindsay J. Proudfoot and Dianne P. Hall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078378
eISBN:
9781781702895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book takes two of the most influential minority groups of white settlers in the British Empire—the Irish and the Scots—and explores how they imagined themselves within the landscapes of its ... More


Submerged Sovereignty: Native Title within a History of Incorporation

Ben Silverstein

in Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835637
eISBN:
9780824871420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the advent of native title in Australia. In the Australian settler colony, native title figures in the liberal imagination as a moment where some sort of hybridization of ... More


All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Pete Minard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469651613
eISBN:
9781469651637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place ... More


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