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A Statistical, Historical, and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales, and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land

A Statistical, Historical, and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales, and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land
With a Particular Enumeration of the Advantages Which These Colonies Offer for Emigration, and their Superiority in Many Respects over Those Possessed by the United States of America


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108039857

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  • The politician, landowner and journalist W. C. Wentworth (1790–1872), was an energetic and controversial character in the early history of modern Australia. Together with Gregory Blaxland and William Lawson, he was the first to cross Australia's Blue Mountains. A well-known public figure in the colony of New South Wales, he founded a newspaper called The Australian (in 1824) and campaigned, among other things, for a free press, trial by jury, rights for emancipated convicts, public education, and a representative government. He also became extremely wealthy. In this book, first published in 1819, Wentworth argues that the Australian colonies are a better choice than the United States of America for European emigrants. The book contains a vast amount of information about the colonies of New South Wales and Tasmania, together with Wentworth's suggestions for the improvement of their government, and remains an important source for historians.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108039857
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Statistical account of the settlements in New Holland
    2. Operation of the existing system of government in the colony for the last fifteen years
    3. Various alterations suggested in the present policy of this colony
    4. Various changes proposed in the system of government

  • Author

    William Charles Wentworth

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