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A home for everyone? Property ownership has been about status and wealth since our convict days

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Wegman, I, A home for everyone? Property ownership has been about status and wealth since our convict days, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 12 September (2017) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

While Australia has an egalitarian mythology, where everyone has a chance, the roots of problems with access to housing lie in our history. The first land grants were given to former convicts as a way to control an unfenced prison colony. As free settlers arrived in Australia, priorities changed, land ownership gained prestige, and smaller landholders were pushed out of the market.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Australia, convicts, housing
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
Author:Wegman, I (Miss Imogen Wegman)
ID Code:121879
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2017-10-19
Last Modified:2017-10-23
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