Labour and Industry in Australia

From the First Settlement in 1788 to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901 Volume 1

Labour and Industry in Australia

Sir Timothy Coghlan (1855–1926) was the statistician for New South Wales from 1886. He produced the world's first example of national financial accounts, and is regarded as Australia's first 'mandarin'. His advice was sought by state and federal governments on matters as diverse as tax, public sanitation and infant mortality. In 1905 he took up an appointment as a New South Wales government agent in London, remaining there for the rest of his life. First published in 1918, this monumental book is Coghlan's very personal history of Australia, embracing materials, population growth, trade and land. Population growth and its importance for economic prosperity had always interested Coghlan. In Volume 1, he emphasizes the initial difficulties presented to economic growth by a population consisting mostly of convicts. With many statistical data, he also explores early immigration, trade, land distribution and attempts at agriculture.

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Labour and Industry in Australia Volume 2

T. A. Coghlan

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Labour and Industry in Australia Volume 3

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Labour and Industry in Australia Volume 4

T. A. Coghlan

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