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Labour and Industry in Australia

Labour and Industry in Australia
From the First Settlement in 1788 to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108030717

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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. It combines his long interest in literature, socio-political issues, statistics and finance with his professional interest in demography and fiscal policy. It offers an authoritative and balanced view of both the specific events and general developments in which he was intimately involved.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108030717
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 155 mm
    • weight: 4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. From the Foundation of Settlement to the Crossing of the Mountains:
    1. Introduction to the first period
    2. The assignment system
    3. Musters
    4. Wages and working hours
    5. The currency
    6. Land policy
    7. The genesis of the wool industry in Australia
    8. The industries of the period
    9. Trade and prices
    Part II. From the Crossing of the Mountains to the Abolition of the Assignment System:
    1. Introduction to the second period
    2. Convict labour. Assignment
    3. Free labour
    4. Immigration
    5. The occupation of land
    6. Agricultural and pastoral pursuits
    7. The currency
    8. Trade and prices
    Part III. From the Abolition of the Assignment System to the Discovery of Gold:
    1. Introduction to the third period
    2. Transportation
    3. Immigration
    4. Land legislation in New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia
    5. Land legislation and settlement in South Australia, and the Wakefield theory of colonization
    6. Labour and wages
    7. Prices
    8. Financial crisis of 1841, 1842, and 1843
    9. Industries
    Part IV. From the Discovery of Gold to the Introduction of Free Selection of Land before Survey:
    1. Introduction to the fourth period
    2. The end of the convict system
    3. The discovery of gold in Australia. Volume 2: 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 1866. Volume 3: 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 1893. Volume 4: 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

  • Author

    T. A. Coghlan

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