The History of New South Wales: Volume 2

The History of New South Wales: Volume 2 : With an Account of Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania], New Zealand, Port Phillip [Victoria], Moreton Bay, and Other Australian Settlements

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Having arrived with his parents from Ireland in New South Wales in 1840 as a 'bounty emigrant', the young Roderick Flanagan (1828-62) quickly developed a passionate interest in his adopted country. Following an apprenticeship with a city printer, the educated and astute Flanagan worked for a number of Australia's early newspapers, including Melbourne's Daily News and the Sydney Morning Herald, where he acquired his distinctive, journalistic approach to history. Published shortly after his early death in London in 1862, Flanagan's two-volume chronicle of New South Wales represents a lifetime of research, and demonstrates the author's balanced and unpartisan approach to politics. Picking up the narrative in 1838, Volume 2 covers the campaign for the discontinuation of criminal transportation, the origin of the Elected Council, and the political and social character of neighbouring New Zealand. This volume concludes with appendices on the economic, geographic and agricultural status of the colony.show more

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  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139107429
  • 9781139107426

Table of contents

1. Administration of Gipps. 1839-42. A committee of Parliament recommends the discontinuance of transportation; 2. Representative institutions conceded. 1843-5. Representation conceded; 3. Warfare at New Zealand. 1845-7. Affairs of New Zealand; 4. Changes proposed in the constitution in contemplation of Port Phillip becoming a separate colony. 1848-50. Secondary election; 5. Anti-transportation delegates assemble at Melbourne. 1851-3. Anti-transportation delegates issue an address; 6. The Constitution Bill sent home. 1854-7. The city council superseded; 7. The elections. 1858-60. The Sydney election; Appendices; Index.show more