Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 2

Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 2 : From the First Settlement in 1788 to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901

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Sir Timothy Coghlan (1855-1926) was the statistician for New South Wales from 1886. He produced the world's first example of national financial accounts, and is regarded as Australia's first 'mandarin'. His advice was sought by state and federal governments on matters as diverse as tax, public sanitation and infant mortality. In 1905 he took up an appointment as a New South Wales government agent in London, remaining there for the rest of his life. First published in 1918, this monumental book is Coghlan's very personal history of Australia, embracing materials, population growth, trade and land. In Volume 2, covering the period to the late 1860s, Coghlan again highlights population growth, and in particular the role of the state and colonies in organizing immigration, as a key factor in the development of the economy. A theme throughout this volume is the growing independence and confidence of each individual more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139013092
  • 9781139013093

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Part IV continued: 4. Immigration; 5. Land legislation and settlement; 6. Industries; 7. Wages and conditions of labour; 8. Prices; 9. The railway beginnings of Australia; 10. Currency, banking, and exchange; Part V. From the Introduction of Free Selection before Survey to the Establishment of Protection in Victoria, and the Beginning of a Vigorous Policy of Public Works in all the Colonies: 1. Introduction to the fifth period; 2. Immigration; 3. Recrudescence of bushranging; 4. Land legislation and settlement; 5. Labour and wages; 6. The introduction of coloured labour into Queensland; 7. Prices; 8. Tariff changes and the establishment of protection in Victoria; 9. Intercolonial tariff relations; 10. The crisis in Queensland during more