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Author Pearson, Michael, 1951-

Title Pastoral Australia : fortunes, failures and hard yakka : a historical overview 1788-1967 / Michael Pearson and Jane Lennon
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub. in association with the Dept. of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and the Australian Heritage Council, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 210 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits
Contents Cover; CONTENTS; Maps:; Boxes:; Foreword; Authors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on Measurements; List of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Contractions; Introduction; Chapter 1. Genesis 17881830; Chapter 2. Boom, Bust and Gold 18301860; Chapter 3. After the Gold Rush: An Evolving Industry 18601890; Chapter 4. Consolidation and Expansion 18601890; Chapter 5. Depression and Drought 18901915; Chapter 6. Maturity and the Golden Years 19151967; Centrefold: Time line of Australia's Pastoral Industry
Chapter 7. Afterglow: Pastoralism into the Twenty-firstCentury and the Heritage of Earlier CenturiesEndnotes; Bibliography; List of pastoral stations mentioned in the text; Index
Summary Tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settlersociety. The rural life that once saw Australia 'ride on the sheep's back' is no longer whatdefines us, yet it is largely our history as a pastoral nation that has endured inheritage places and which is embedded in our self-image as Australians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agriculture -- Australia -- History.
Cattle trade -- Australia -- History.
Pastoral systems -- Australia -- History.
Sheep industry -- Australia -- History.
Wool industry -- History -- Australia
Australia -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lennon, Jane.
Australia. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts.
Australian Heritage Council.
ISBN 0643100504 (electronic bk.)
9780643100503 (electronic bk.)