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The Resource Squatting : romance & reality, James Ferguson

Squatting : romance & reality, James Ferguson

Label
Squatting : romance & reality
Title
Squatting
Title remainder
romance & reality
Statement of responsibility
James Ferguson
Title variation
Squatting
Title variation remainder
romance and reality
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
South-eastern Australia, outside the Sydney coastal plain, was settled through squatting in a remarkably rapid development driven by individual initiative in the face of government efforts at control. This book covers the political dilemma faced by government in regulating a movement that undermined the primary purpose of the colony as a penal settlement and led to conflict with the native people. Told largely in the words of those involved, it outlines the difficulties colonial governors had in convincing London that circumstances were changing and required governance. James Ferguson describes what the squatting life was like, how stations were founded and developed, where the squatters came from, and what kinds of people they were. Their rugged individualism did much to form the Australian character, and theirs is a story of courage and determination, but also of tragedy as economic progress led to the degradation of the land and destruction of the Aboriginal way of life
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferguson, James Alexander
Dewey number
994.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Land tenure
  • Squatter settlements
Label
Squatting : romance & reality, James Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Beyond the coastal plain --Initial efforts at control -- Limits of location: a policy failure -- A developing commercial colony -- Across Bass Strait and through Australia felix -- Not for the faint hearted -- The rapid development of Port Phillip -- The Clarence and the Darling Downs -- Clash of cultures -- Rural life becomes more regular -- Boom and bust -- Gipps takes on the squatters -- From squatting to the squattocracy -- Weighing the balance
Control code
000060047120
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 261 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925588309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987347324
Label
Squatting : romance & reality, James Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Beyond the coastal plain --Initial efforts at control -- Limits of location: a policy failure -- A developing commercial colony -- Across Bass Strait and through Australia felix -- Not for the faint hearted -- The rapid development of Port Phillip -- The Clarence and the Darling Downs -- Clash of cultures -- Rural life becomes more regular -- Boom and bust -- Gipps takes on the squatters -- From squatting to the squattocracy -- Weighing the balance
Control code
000060047120
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 261 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925588309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987347324

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