Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 4

Labour and Industry in Australia: Volume 4 : 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 4 Coghlan discusses in depth the foundation of the Australian Labor Party, which came after a series of devastating strikes in the 1890s. The recovery from depression and crisis, and the growing move towards federation, are also examined, alongside the recurrent themes of immigration, land and industry.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139013114
  • 9781139013116

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Part VI continued: 10. Trade and finance in South Australia; 11. Trade and finance in Western Australia and Tasmania; 12. The formation of a political Labour Party in Australia; Part VII. From the Financial Crisis of 1893 to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901: 1. Introduction to the seventh period; 2. Land legislation and settlement; 3. Immigration; 4. Labour and wages; 5. Factory and shop legislation and the settlement of industrial disputes; 6. Prices; 7. Trade and banking after the crisis; 8. The Labour Party: continuation of its history; 9. White Australia; 10. Events leading up to the Federation of Australia; Index.
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