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State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand

State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108030618

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  • William Pember Reeves' scholarly work of 1902 provides a full and candid account of radical and experimental laws in Australia and New Zealand. From the Anti-Chinese Acts of 1881 to the adoption of the women's franchise by the Commonwealth Parliament in Australia in 1902, the two volumes survey all noteworthy laws and statutes, addressing colonial questions of the time. Reeves (1857–1932) draws attention to admitted defects or failures in the laws without imposing his personal political views on the reader. Volume 1 sets out the historical background of Australasia, and covers such areas as the Progressive Movement, women's franchise and issues concerning land laws. Volume 2 covers areas including labour and factory laws, pensions, liquor and licensing laws and immigration issues. Overall, the two volumes represent an important record of the many reforms and changes occurring in the political and social systems of the continent at this time.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108030618
    • dimensions: 217 x 141 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. A continent and some islands
    2. The progressive movement
    3. Women's franchise
    4. Federation
    5. Preferential voting
    6. The land question
    Index. Volume 2:
    1. The labour question
    2. Old age pensions
    3. Liquor laws
    4. The exclusion of aliens and undesirables
    Index.

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    William Pember Reeves

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