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Squatters and Selectors: The Waste Lands Acts of Tasmania, 1858-68


Meikle, BD, Squatters and Selectors: The Waste Lands Acts of Tasmania, 1858-68, Tasmanian Historical Studies, 16 pp. 1-23. ISSN 1324-048X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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The colonies of eastern Australia passed their new land legislation in the years immediately following self-government. Although the land acts were distinctive to each colony, the results in Victoria and New South Wales were generally similar in two ways. Firstly, they provided conditions under which agriculture developed in eastern Australia, and secondly they resulted in conflict between the squatters and the selectors. This article shows how the pattern of events in Tasmania differed and explains why repeated efforts to improve land distribution failed to stimulate the economy quickly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Meikle, BD (Mrs Bronwyn Meikle)
ID Code:75410
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2012-01-30
Last Modified:2012-08-01

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