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The History of New South Wales

The History of New South Wales
With an Account of Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania], New Zealand, Port Phillip [Victoria], Moreton Bay, and Other Australian Settlements
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108038942

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About the Authors
  • Having arrived with his parents from Ireland in New South Wales in 1840 as a 'bounty emigrant', the young Roderick Flanagan (1828–62) quickly developed a passionate interest in his adopted country. Following an apprenticeship with a city printer, the educated and astute Flanagan worked for a number of Australia's early newspapers, including Melbourne's Daily News and the Sydney Morning Herald, where he acquired his distinctive, journalistic approach to history. Published shortly after his early death in London in 1862, Flanagan's two-volume chronicle of New South Wales represents a lifetime of research, and demonstrates the author's balanced and unpartisan approach to politics. Volume 1 covers early exploration and the first sixty-eight years of European immigration. Volume 2 addresses the campaign for the discontinuation of criminal transportation and the origins of the Elected Council, and concludes with substantial appendices. It also examines the political and social character of neighbouring New Zealand.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108038942
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 67 mm
    • weight: 1.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Discovery of New Holland. 1605–1795. Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese voyagers
    2. Military riots at Sydney. 1796–1806. Intelligence of the capture of the Cape of Good Hope
    3. Bligh favourably received. 1806–16. Bligh's reception
    4. Oxley explores the interior. 1817–26. Erskine lieutenant-governor
    5. The colonists demand trial by jury and a representative legislature. 1827–30. The Botany aqueduct
    6. The colonists still demanding constitutional freedom. 1831–3. Monetary distresses
    7. The Governor popular. 1834–5. Assignment regulations
    8. The Darling explored a second time. 1836–8. The surveyor-general a second time visits the Darling
    Index. Volume 2:
    1. Administration of Gipps. 1839–42. A committee of Parliament recommends the discontinuance of transportation
    2. Representative institutions conceded. 1843–5. Representation conceded
    3. Warfare at New Zealand. 1845–7. Affairs of New Zealand
    4. Changes proposed in the constitution in contemplation of Port Phillip becoming a separate colony. 1848–50. Secondary election
    5. Anti-transportation delegates assemble at Melbourne. 1851–3. Anti-transportation delegates issue an address
    6. The Constitution Bill sent home. 1854–7. The city council superseded
    7. The elections. 1858–60. The Sydney election

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    Roderick Flanagan

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