Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 3

Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 3 : 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. Volume 3 covers a turbulent period. Coghlan examines the depression of the 1890s and the banking crisis of 1893, which saw the Federal Bank fail. He also devotes a large section to detailing labour and wages in this period, which saw the unprecedented Maritime Strike of more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139013106
  • 9781139013109

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Part V continued: 11. Trade and industry; 12. Currency and banking; 13. Railway extension and public works policy; Part VI. From the Year 1873 to the Financial Crisis of 1893: 1. Introduction to the sixth period; 2. Immigration; 3. The exclusion of the Chinese; 4. Land and settlement; 5. A vigorous policy of public works; 6. Labour and wages; 7. The maritime strike of 1890; 8. Prices; 9. The financial developments of the period and the crisis of more